Today’s game Arsenal will aim to make it three home wins from three in the Premier League when they take on West Brom at the Emirates on Monday night.The Gunners have had a mixed start to the season, winning both league matches on home soil but failing to find the net on three away trips and boss Arsene Wenger will be expecting a more convincing display against the Baggies.
Numerous changes are expected to be made from the narrow Carabao Cup win over Doncaster in midweek, but fans will be hoping Alexis Sanchez keeps his place in the starting lineup after his surprise inclusion against the League One outfit.
West Brom have made a typically solid start to the new campaign under Tony Pulis, only losing one of their first five games to find themselves above Arsenal in the table but they were knocked out of the League Cup by high-flying Manchester City in midweek.
Arsene Wenger will make a late decision on midfielder Mesut Ozil after the German missed last week’s goalless draw at Chelsea with a knee problem, but he has returned to training and is expected to return.
Danny Welbeck limped off at Stamford Bridge with a groin injury and is out until next month, while Francis Coquelin remains sidelined with a hamstring strain and Calum Chambers with a hip issue.
Alexis Sanchez could be set for only a second league start of the season after setting up the winner on Wednesday, and Jack Wilshere will be pushing for inclusion in the squad after an impressive cup display.
The Baggies have a number of injury doubts, as Chris Brunt is struggling with a calf issue and summer signing Oliver Burke has a hamstring strain.
Jake Livermore is unlikely to feature after being given time off due to fatigue, meaning fellow midfielder Gareth Barry is almost certain to make his record-breaking 632rd Premier League appearance.
Former Gunners man Kieran Gibbs is set to face his ex-club in just his second start since swapping North London for the Hawthorns at the end of the transfer window, while Nacer Chadli faces a fitness test after a thigh problem but should be involved.