Arsenal back to EPL

his will be the 26th meeting between both clubs, Arsenal have won 17 of the previous, the tie has produced four draws and West Brom have managed to win four times over this period.

Though the game looks pretty much of a dead rubber as both teams look set to stay firmly positioned to where they are at the moment.

Arsenal will look to get over a disappointing and lackluster UEFA Europa league outing of Villarreal on Thursday night. It is one so many gunners faithful will hope will get away in a jiffy.

Arsenal will clearly look to dominate this game, press high up and have all our presence on the day, but never write out an underdog as the baggies still remain positive of an outside chance of escaping the drop, which looks highly unlikely.

Power to the Fans

‘I feel a deep pain, the players feel that too'

We have no time [to think too deeply about that pain] because we have a game on Sunday, we have a training session this morning and it has to be by today when you leave the training ground, most of it has to be out of the system. I think you have to leave some of it in some of your system, and use some of it in the right way as an energy driver in the game on Sunday.

~ Mikel Arteta

THE BREAKDOWN:

TEAM NEWS:

ARSENAL:

The Gunners are likely to be without the duo of David Luiz and Granit Xhaka. While the former is recovering from a hamstring injury, the latter picked up an injury ahead of the clash against Villarreal.

Injured: David Luiz, Granit Xhaka

Suspended: None

POSSIBLE LINEUP:

Bernd Leno; Calum Chambers, Rob Holding, Gabriel Magalhaes, Kieran Tierney; Mohamed Elneny, Thomas Partey; Martin Odegaard, Bukayo Saka, Nicolas Pepe; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

WEST BROM

Branislav Ivanovic is yet to recover from his hamstring injury and could miss out once again.

Robert Snodgrass was not risked in the last game against Wolves and could make the bench if he is passed fit. Ainsley Maitland-Niles will be ineligible to face his parent club.

Injured: Branislav Ivanovic

Unavailable: Ainsley Maitland-Niles

Suspended: None

POSSIBLE LINEUP:

Sam Johnstone; Darnell Furlong, Semi Ajayi, Kyle Bartley, Conor Townsend; Romaine Sawyers, Okay Yokuslu, Conor Gallagher, Matheus Pereira; Callum Robinson, Mbaye Diagne

 

PREDICTION:

I see it to be more of a walkover just like the first leg four-nil thrashing. Arsenal to win two goals to nil.

 

COYG!!!

Match Preview by Goodluck Otabor