Arsenal fans are demanding the same change to the starting XI after 2-0 win against West Brom

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After their valiant display at Stamford Bridge where they claimed a 0-0 draw against Chelsea, the onus was on Arsenal to pick up three points against West Brom on Monday evening.

They did just that, winning 2-0 at the Emirates with both goals coming from summer signing Alexandre Lacazette, who took his Premier League tally to four for the season.

Arsene Wenger's side had a few concerning moments, particularly when Shkodran Mustafi appeared to foul Jay Rodriguez in the box before the Baggies striker hit the post.

Jake Livermore spectacularly missed the follow up, while Rodriguez was also denied by a goal line clearance from Nacho Monreal.

Nevertheless, in the second half, Arsenal stepped it up a gear and in the end, the victory was achieved under pretty comfortable circumstances.

Laurent Koscielny, Aaron Ramsey, Mohamed Elneny and Sead Kolasinac all enjoyed decent games but Gunners fans were particularly unhappy with one man in their starting XI; Granit Xhaka.


The Swiss international was supposed to kick on this season after an underwhelming debut campaign but so far, he has arguably been even worse.

Aside from a few assists, the former Borussia Monchengladbach man has been a pale shadow of the midfield titan seen in the FA Cup final against Chelsea.

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In fact, Arsenal fans appear to have had enough and are crying out for one man to replace him; the returning Jack Wilshere.


The Arsenal fans have made themselves known.

Wilshere made his return to the team in the Gunners' first Europa League game against FC Koln and delivered a pretty impressive cameo in the 3-1 victory.

He was the given his first start in the rather dull display against Doncaster Rovers in the Carabao Cup.

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Dropping Xhaka would be huge call but with a relatively easy tie against Brighton to come on the weekend, it would perhaps be a risk Wenger could take.

The Gunners travel to BATE Borisov on Thursday night where Wilshere is likely to have a major involvement.

Wenger rotated heavily against Koln and it is likely he will do the same in Belarus.

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