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Match Thread: Arsenal at West Brom

Arsenal heads to Birmingham with a lineup that looks a little more like the Arsenal we're used to.

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After a happy mid-week match against Dortmund, Arsenal resumes Premier League action in the Godforsaken early Saturday match. Lineups are out, and there's a bit to talk about heading into what could be/should be a chance to pick up points against 13th place West Brom:

The lineups:

Notably for Arsenal: Giroud and Welbeck will co-exist in the starting lineup for the first time ever, Koscielny is happily back in the starting lineup, making it possible for Monreal to move to his more natural left back spot, and Martinez makes his Premier League starting debut at goalie. Due to the Arteta injury, it's FlamRam in the double pivot. Also: Alexis. Because: Alexis.

For West Brom, despite being out on bail on drunk-driving charges, Saido Berahino (the team's leading goal scorer) will lead the line against Arsenal.

Let's do this. It's on NBCSN, as God intended. (And at 10 ET, you'll want to root for Hull and a Newcastle-West Ham scoreless draw if you'd like to see Arsenal back in the top four.)