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Team News: Arsenal vs West Brom

When the fixtures were released in June, a home tie against West Brom a couple of weeks before Christmas will have seemed like one of the more innocuous games of the season.

Yet here we are as the smell of mince pies and mulled wine fills our nostrils and that very same fixture has now become one of the most important of the season so far. Not only are we playing incredibly badly, but West Brom are exceeding all expectations.

It`s been well documented that Arsenal fans are becoming increasingly frustrated if not angry at the events of the season so far and nothing more than 3 points today will likely see a very strong reaction from attending Gooners at The Grove.

Mikel Arteta claimed this week that the players we hurting just as much as the fans, and they need to come out swinging today to prove it and put a very important 3 points on the board.

Let`s check out the line up.

Arsenal team: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Gervinho, Giroud.

Arsenal subs: Martinez, Jenkinson, Squillaci, Coquelin, Ramsey, Rosicky, Podolski.



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Saturday December 8 2012
Time: 2:59PM

Comments

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Fantastic penalty from Arteta, bit lucky to get it tho but it's not like we've had the rub of the green often this season.
bowiecokemirror
08/12/2012 15:26:00
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but at least it wasnt a dive eh... it definitely wasnt a dive cos Arse simply don't do that sorta thing.... hopefully you can go on to take some pts off our Top4 rivals..
Viyyash-Ramosh
08/12/2012 15:28:00
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We are due some change for refs anyway, but there was hardly contact on Santi there.
Naijagunner
08/12/2012 15:28:00
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Good thing is we are playing much better today and are probably good value for the lead.
Naijagunner
08/12/2012 15:29:00
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Will like to see Giroud take more chances for the crosses by taking positions at the near post. That's about the 3rd time we have been in a position to play the ball in from the flanks with no one running in for the pass.
Naijagunner
08/12/2012 15:39:00
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They don't do it as much as Spurs. Bale is the only player to be booked three times for diving this year. It was a dive and I don't like it. But there's nothing we can do about it now. Playing well and hopefully three points on the way.
Rocky7
08/12/2012 15:49:00
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hopefully the ref DOESN'T see a replay of the penalty.... that Reid is an animal, straight red surely.
Viyyash-Ramosh
08/12/2012 15:51:00
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lol if you cant beat em cheat em. and people talk about bale wow at leat when he does his acting there is at least contact. that was actually really funny and i am guessing there may be some punishment for that dive
jljyid
08/12/2012 15:52:00
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Arsenal fans cannot not say anything about Bale, that dive by Cazorla was worse than any Bale dive
Spurs999
08/12/2012 15:55:00
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Why should there be punishment? Will that be the first wrongly called penalty in the history of the EPL? I think Cazorla saw he had lost the ball, anticipated a touch and had gone down before he realized Reid had taken an air shot. Spurs fans shouldn't come on here all sanctimonious as the fact that you are making such a big deal of this proves a lot about the esteem in which you have come to hold the Arsenal.
Naijagunner
08/12/2012 15:59:00
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