Picking the Best Potential West Brom Lineup to Face Arsenal on Sunday

West Brom welcome Arsenal to the Hawthorns on Sunday in what is set to be a heated New Year's Eve encounter between the two sides.


The Baggies have struggled to adjust to life under Alan Pardew with their winless record extending to 18 games. 


Arsene Wenger's ​Arsenal side look to extend the record to 19 games, in their second meeting of the season.


Here is their potential starting XI for the clash on Sunday.

Goalkeeper

  • Foster
    Foster1

Defence

  • Nyom
    Nyom2
  • Hegazi
    Hegazi26
  • Evans
    Evans6
  • Gibbs
    Gibbs3

Despite ​West Brom's overall poor form this season, defender Ahmed Hegazi - whose stay at the Hawthorns was recently made permanent - has been a key member of the Baggies side and will continue at the back.


Captain Jonny Evans will line up alongside Hegazi in the centre, while Kieran Gibbs should get an appearance against his former side.

Midfield

  • Livermore
    Livermore8
  • Barry
    Barry18
  • Krychowiak
    Krychowiak20

The experience of Gareth Barry could be invaluable to Pardew in games against the Premier League's biggest sides, although teenager Sam Field may also get consideration for a start.


The Premier League's record appearance maker should be joined in a three-man midfield by Jake Livermore and Grzegorz Krychowiak, as Pardew looks to implement a more attacking 4-3-3 formation.

Forwards

  • Robson-Kanu
    Robson-Kanu4
  • Rondón
    Rondón9
  • Rodriguez
    Rodriguez19

Goals have not been easy to come by for West Brom this season and Pardew has already made noises about strengthening his attack in January. 


The Baggies have only scored two goals since Pardew took charge at the Hawthorns in what has been a disappointing start. Sunday may be a last roll of the dice for the likes of Hal Robson-Kanu and Salomon Rondon ahead of the transfer window re-opening.

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