By Amir Mir

Arsenal have made two changes to their starting XI as they take on West Brom in a Premier League clash on Saturday afternoon.

Arsene Wenger’s side secured a comfortable 5-0 win during their last match when they knocked non-league Lincoln City out of the FA Cup.

Now, Wenger has brought Danny Welbeck and Nacho Monreal into the starting XI, with senior duo Olivier Giroud and Kieran Gibbs axed from the side.

Here is the club’s official Twitter account announcing the team to face WBA:

Supporters will be pleased to see Welbeck back into the starting fold after missing a good chunk of the season through injury, with the versatile attacker expected to play a central role.

The Gunners last played a Premier League encounter against fellow Champions League chasers Liverpool on March 4, with the Merseyside club winning that clash 3-1.

Furthermore, the north London club last picked up three points on the road when they thrashed relegation strugglers Swansea 4-0 in mid-January.

A win against Tony Pulis’ side will see Arsenal close the five-point gap on fifth-placed Liverpool in the table.

However, Wenger’s side do currently have two games in hand on their rivals after they were competing in the FA Cup last week.

During the reverse fixture in December, it was the London-based club that nicked a late win against the Midlands side when Giroud found the back of the net with four minutes left on the clock.

In other Arsenal team news, Tony Cottee has taken a massive dig at the club, fans will not be happy with his comments.

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