0-6 FT
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Arsenal ARS Aubameyang (17', 45', 62'), Pépé (45+1), Saka (50'), Lacazette (69')
Football League Cup Round 2
Aug 25, 2021 KO: 19:00

West Brom - Arsenal

The Hawthorns West Bromwich
Referee: David Webb
  17' Aubameyang
  45' Aubameyang
  45+1 Pépé
  50' Saka
  62' Aubameyang
  69' Lacazette

Match preview

New signings to start? - How Arsenal could line up in Carabao Cup second round

Mikel Arteta will be hoping for a reaction after a dreadful start to Arsenal's Premier League campaign, but how will he set up his side against West Brom?

Arsenal have endured a woeful start to their 2021/22 Premier League season, suffering back-to-back 2-0 defeats, against Brentford and Chelsea respectively.

The Gunners will therefore look to bounce back against West Brom in the Carabao Cup. Thanks to their lowly eighth place finish last season, Arsenal have entered the competition a round earlier than the big clubs in England, with the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool not joining until round three.

That means Arsenal need to see off West Brom to even have a chance of competing against the biggest sides in the country.

Although the Baggies were relegated from the top flight last season, they have started the Championship on fire, currently sitting in second place, and have impressed with their brand of football. Arsenal will be heavy favourites, but don't write off West Brom.

With a clash against Manchester City on the near horizon, Arteta will most likely use this game to regain some confidence, but also give new signings and stars returning to fitness a chance to gain some valuable minutes.

Arsenal's Predicted XI

New boy Aaron Ramsdale will start in between the sticks having arrived from Sheffield United to provide competition for Bernd Leno.

In front of him will be a back four of Nuno Tavares, Pablo Mari, Rob Holding and Calum Chambers. Kieran Tierney limped off against Chelsea giving the chance to Tavares, while Ben White and Gabrield Magalhaes remain absent.

Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny will likely play as the double pivot, while Martin Odegaard will take Emile Smith Rowe's place at No.10 having arrived on a permanent deal from Real Madrid.

Reiss Nelson and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may well be deployed out wide to give Nicolas Pepe and Bukayo Saka a rest, although the latter will likely appear off the bench.

Folarin Balogun could be handed another chance through the middle, while Alexandre Lacazette recovers from illness.

Arsenal - Football tactics and formations

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Arsenal
  Average Match Rating  
6.0
  Home  
6.3
5.7
  Away  
7.0
5.8
  Total  
6.7

Match statistics

West Brom
Statistics
Arsenal
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
6
9
Draws
6
5
Losses
8
6
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
28
30
Goals Per Game
1.40
1.50
More > 2.5 Goals
12
9
More > 3 Goals
8
5
Scored First in a Match
8
10
Scored Both Halves
6
8
Won More > 1 Goal
3
7
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
29
21
Did Not Score
6
6
Both Teams Scored
11
9
Kept Clean Sheet
5
6
Won Without Conceding
3
5
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
491
693
Possession
38
55
Passes
298
527
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
12
13
Shots on Target
3.85
4.05
Goals out of Shots
0.11
0.14
Crosses
17
19
Offsides
2.24
2.25
Penalties
0.10
0.15
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.25
0.30
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
22
16
Interceptions
11
8.28
Own Goals
0.00
0.05
Aerials Won
19
14
Total Shots Conceded
14
9.75
Shots on Target Conceded
5.75
3.32
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.11
0.11
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
9.60
Yellow Cards
1.50
1.05
Red Cards
0.05
0.00