My Preferred Starting XI To Face West Brom

By on October 4, 2013

Arsenal are at the Hawthorns again on Sunday to take on West Brom less than two weeks after knocking them out of the Capital One Cup.

This time it’s three points we’re after in order cement our place at the top of the Premier League table and we head into the game in superb form.

Arsene Wenger decided to ‘rest’ Jack Wilshere against Napoli in midweek with Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky coming back in to the starting eleven.

While Arteta is an important component of our side, his inclusion meant that the in-form Aaron Ramsey had to play on the right. This wasn’t a real problem as he still played well and set up Ozil for the opener, but I’d prefer to see him back alongside Mathieu Flamini and continue their impressive partnership in the middle of the park.

Rosicky looked a little rusty but will benefit from as much game-time as possible so I’d like to see him start with Jack restored to the left-wing where he’s played in recent weeks.

Bacary Sagna has been ruled out for three weeks with a hamstring injury so Carl Jenkinson will come in but otherwise the team should remain unchanged.  Here’s the eleven I’d like to see start:

What do you think of my team? What would yours be?


  1. Levi

    October 4, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    This is probably the best line 2 beat the hawtorn and firmly cement our place on top. I dnt knw who can beat us.

  2. moha

    October 4, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    rest ozil

  3. moha

    October 4, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    am i wrng guys

  4. Viator

    October 4, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    A mine is : GK : Szczesny DEFFENDERS:Jenkison Gibbs Koscienly Mertesacher MIDFIELD: Arteta Flamini Ramsey rosicky, STRIKERS: O’zil Giroud

  5. dilip

    October 4, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    No….i m not agree.with this team i think wenger should drop wilshere play the same team which beat napoli

  6. SeunGooner

    October 4, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    I personally think its time for Monreal to start the game and let Gibbs come in.

  7. gersha.qiuha

    October 4, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I think arteta he was doing good in the last game with napoly in champions league so let him star. and reduce wilsher to the bench.

  8. Dascony

    October 5, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Wilshere shld be the one before others..including ramsey,then i prefere gibbs to moreal.

  9. Shield

    October 5, 2013 at 10:57 am

    Id give monreal , vermalean and Jenks a run and keep Arteta …. Jack would stay on the bench currently he doesn’t make the side better and it’ll help him with his lil smoking prank to get himself focused again ….. I think Wenger is under pressure to play Jack while it clearly looks as though he is not a member of our best starting 11!!

  10. emma

    October 5, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    i dont think we shud rotate players especially da premiership winning team.