Confirmed West Brom starting XI v Arsenal
West Brom have made two changes to their starting XI for the Premier League clash against Arsenal on Sunday evening.
Sam Allardyce has decided to switch around his side after that disappointing 1-1 draw against Wolves all-but-confirmed our relegation.
Confirmed on Twitter prior to kick-off, the Baggies have brought back Callum Robinson and Matt Phillips, with Dara O’Shea dropping out.
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One change that was guaranteed before the clash at the Emirates Stadium was Ainsley Maitland-Niles dropping out.
The Gunners loanee is ineligible against his parent club in what will be a massive blow given his everpresent status in our midfield.
Big Sam made promises to play Maitland-Niles in midfield before he arrived in the winter window, and he certainly hasn’t been let down.
Conor Gallagher and Okay Yokuslu complete the midfield of loanees, in what could be a real issue for us next season.
Now or never.
Should we lose at the Emirates, that would confirm our relegation down to the Championship after a torrid season.
A draw isn’t really good enough either, as it would hand Burnley the chance to relegate us when they play Fulham tomorrow evening.
With the likes of Liverpool and West Ham to come in our final three, we all know that it will be the Championship we play our football in next season.
It would be brilliant to see us claim some scalps along the way, though, starting against Arsenal this evening, who haven’t exactly set the world alight under Mikel Arteta.
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