Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion preview, predicted line up and score line by KJ
It’s been a very testing November as an Arsenal fan and December has looked the same. However, Wenger and the squad have an opportunity to make it right providing we get the all-important win against an in form WBA side.
The confidence at the moment is understandably (but inexcusably) low because of bad performances. We need a win to spur this team on at the moment. We lack the passing ability that Arsenal is renowned for under the Wenger era. It is surprising to say the least considering that this is technically Arsenal’s best midfield under Wenger. I hope the midfield of Arteta, Wilshere and Cazorla ticks. I’m not sure what is really missing, maybe it’s the lack of physical presence? Maybe Arteta isn’t as good as we first thought as a defensive midfielder?
Jenkinson – Mertesacker – Vermaelen – Gibbs
Arteta – Wilshere
Rosicky – Cazorla – Chamberlain
Our back four is pretty strong at the moment in terms of personnel. However, Sagna has been very important in my opinion when he has featured and his absence will affect us.
Still no Diaby meaning that we have to stick with the Arteta – Wilshere partnership. There’s something that isn’t quite right with them two playing together but I don’t really understand what.
Rosicky has finally returned after a long layoff and has proved against Olympiacos why he’s such a good player for Arsenal. He’s direct as well as brilliant on the ball. His passing will hopefully bring Cazorla into the game. He’s been a bit flat and could do with an accomplished partner to pass with.
Finally, Chamberlain will take the place of Podolski who according to Wenger is still injured. I still would’ve had Chamberlain over Podolski because the German has been frankly terrible in the league the last few games. Chamberlain hasn’t been much better but his pace can really help open the game up on the counter.
I think Arsenal will overpower WBA and will want to prove a point. 3-1 Arsenal.
Arsenal vs. West Brom will be on JustLiveStreaming.com