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Team news for Saturday's Premier League clash between Arsenal and West Brom at the Emirates Stadium.

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Rosicky: Needs a fitness test

Rosicky: Needs a fitness test

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Arsenal will hand fitness tests to midfielders Abou Diaby and Tomas Rosicky (both ankle), as well as utility man Emmanuel Eboue (knee).

Midfielder Alex Song is available again after being suspended for the midweek Carling Cup win at Tottenham.

Captain Cesc Fabregas (hamstring) and centre-half Thomas Vermaelen (Achilles) will both miss out, but, along with left-back Kieran Gibbs (foot), could return against Chelsea next weekend.

Theo Walcott, Robin van Persie (both ankle), Nicklas Bendtner (groin) and Aaron Ramsey (leg) remain sidelined.

West Brom defender Gabriel Tamas and winger Jerome Thomas are fitness doubts for the Baggies.

Tamas is struggling to overcome a calf problem and, if he is ruled out, is likely to be replaced by Pablo Ibanez.

Ibanez's only previous league start was in the 6-0 reversal at Chelsea. Thomas is suffering from a groin injury and Cameroon international Somen Tchoyi is on standby.

Arsenal (from): Almunia, Clichy, Squillaci, Koscielny, Sagna, Arshavin, Song, Wilshere, Diaby, Nasri, Chamakh, Fabianski, Djourou, Denilson, Lansbury, Vela, Eastmond, Emmanuel-Thomas, Eboue, Rosicky.

West Brom (from): Carson, Olsson, Brunt, Thomas, Shorey, Mulumbu, Odemwingie, Fortune, Tamas, Scharner, Jara, Myhill, Tchoyi, Ibanez, Barnes, Bednar, Reid, Dorrans, Zuiverloon, Meite.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 23 August 2014
12:45
A Villa v Newcastle  
15:00
Chelsea v Leicester  
C Palace v West Ham  
Southampton v West Brom  
Swansea v Burnley  
17:30
Everton v Arsenal  
Sunday, 24 August 2014
13:30
Hull City v Stoke  
Tottenham v QPR  
16:00
S'land v Man Utd  
Monday, 25 August 2014
20:00
Man City v Liverpool  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 1 2 3
2 Man City 1 2 3
3 Arsenal 1 1 3
4 Liverpool 1 1 3
5 Swansea 1 1 3
6 A Villa 1 1 3
7 Hull City 1 1 3
8 Tottenham 1 1 3
9 Everton 1 0 1
10 Leicester 1 0 1
11 S'land 1 0 1
12 West Brom 1 0 1
13 C Palace 1 -1 0
14 Man Utd 1 -1 0
15 Southampton 1 -1 0
16 QPR 1 -1 0
17 Stoke 1 -1 0
18 West Ham 1 -1 0
19 Burnley 1 -2 0
20 Newcastle 1 -2 0

Updated Tue, 19 Aug 2014

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