Tony Pulis bemoans early decision against West Brom in Arsenal loss

Wenger has long complained about'financial doping

Gunners boss Arsène Wenger recently expressed a sentiment that might seem to be shared by a more cynical segment of Liverpool's supporters, albeit for completely different reasons: Kieran Gibbs' departure for West Bromwich Albion hurt Arsenal more than losing Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool.

The German returned to training last week and we think he will go straight back into the starting lineup. Were the Ligue 1 powerhouse to make headway on a move for Alexis, the Sun says Edinson Cavani would be the player to make way. Referee Bobby Madley either missed the foul or chose to play advantage, as Rodriguez saw his effort tipped on to the post by Petr Cech and Livermore was unable to convert the rebound. "Every game you gave to be ready.

Good first touch and movement", Gunners manager Arsene Wenger said of Lacazette.

Sanchez completed 90 minutes against Doncaster in the Carabao Cup last week and could sit out again on Monday night.

The problem for City is compounded by the fact that PSG is free to start talks with Sanchez in January, while Pep Guardiola's team are bound by transfer rules to wait until the summer, when his contract expires, to begin their pursuit.

In the back line, the likes of Laurent Koscielny, Shkodran Mustafi and Nacho Monreal should get the nod to start.

Will West Brom be put to the sword tonight?

For West Brom, Nacer Chadli, Chris Brunt and Oliver Burke will all undergo late fitness tests which will decide their involvement in the game. "We have to wish him all the best and to see if he will settle very well".

The French striker's second goal was a spot-kick awarded to the Gunners in the second half.

That was very soon to be confirmed as 11, to also remove all edge from the game - although not from the West Brom manager's mood.

It took Alexandre Lacazette just two minutes to announce himself to the Premier League, scoring on his Arsenal debut against Leicester at Emirates Stadium.

Lacazette later doubled his tally for the day with a perfectly-placed penalty after Aaron Ramsey was taken out by Baggies stopper Allan Nyom. The deft header from Mohamed Elneny's cross provided a glimpse of what most supporters would have been expecting over the coming games from their record signing.

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