West Brom vs Arsenal - Team News, Match Preview & Likely Line-Ups

Date: Wednesday, September 25 Venue: The Hawthorns Kick-Off: 20:00 Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will rotate his squad for tonight's visit to West Brom in the all-Premier League Capital One Cup clash.

Team News

Arsenal outcast Nicklas Bendtner is set to make his first appearance for the club since August 2011 as the Londoners travel to West Brom for their third round tie in the League Cup. Manager Arsene Wenger will rest a number of his key players, such as Jack Wilshere, while Theo Walcott will not play as he needs stomach surgery. West Brom could hand a start to Saido Berahino following his hat-trick-heroics in round two of the competition, with strikers Shane Long and Matej Vydra expected to be absent. Former Arsenal player Nicolas Anelka could feature against his old club.

Key Stats

All three of the League Cup meetings between these sides have ended 2-0 to Arsenal. West Brom's last home win against Arsenal was a 2-1 Premier League victory in October 2005. The Baggies have lost four of their last five League Cup home ties against sides from the same division. Arsenal have won their last 10 away games in all competitions - conceding just four times in the process.

Likely Line-Ups

West Brom Myhill, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Mulumbu, Morrison, Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Berahino, Anelka Arsenal Fabianski, Monreal, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Gibbs, Miyaichi, Ramsey, Flamini, Arteta, Gnabry, Bendtner Now click "Next" for our Match Preview.


Joseph is an accredited football journalist and has interviewed nearly all of the current 20 Barclay's Premier League managers. He is also a correspondent for Bleacher Report and has written for Caught Offside and Give Me Football.