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West Brom will still be suffering from Tuesday night’s embarrassment, but Sam Allardyce’s men must put that behind them as they host Arsenal to the Hawthorns tonight.
The Baggies were beaten 5-0 by Leeds United earlier this week, meaning the 66-year-old has earned just one point from his first three games in charge.
What’s your prediction for West Brom vs Arsenal tonight?
The bags win!
A streak of form that has also seen his team filter eight goals, so there are sure to be changes underway with Big Sam left. staggering your players.
Here is the XI that we are predicting tonight …
There could be up to four changes with the Gunners in the city.
Big Sam was already without several key players over the holiday period, and now Kieran Gibbs has joined the likes of Hal Robson-Kanu, Kyle Bartley and Sam Field at the treatment table.
Lee Peltier replaced him in the last minute against United, but his inexperience at this level is concerning, so we expect two-time PL winner Branislav Ivanovic to return with young Dara O’Shea moving to the left back.
It means Sam Johnstone remains between the suits with Semi Ajayi and Darnell Furlong also starting over.
Jake Livermore is still suspended, so Romaine Sawyers should continue in defensive midfield, even despite his own goal on Tuesday. Although he might as well be joined by 20-year-old midfielder Rekeem Harper.
It was an interesting mid-week bank listing, and it has box-to-box features that should be on Allardyce Street, though it only just started. four games in the last 18 months.
It doesn’t hurt to take a spin with Chelsea loan officer Conor Gallagher.
We can even see Matheus Pereira finally return to the starting XI, as his creative influence is desperately needed. He will enter on the right wing with Grady Diangana on the other flank.
Big Sam also has a massive call to make about Karlan Grant’s failed hiring, he’s likely to be fired in favor of Charlie Austin this time for failing to succeed. Punctuation at 11 of 12 starts now.
And in other news, Ideye 2.0: Sam Allardyce must avoid the “dumb” former gamer who “spit his doll” in January …