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

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Van Persie: Returns to Gunners attack

Van Persie: Returns to Gunners attack

Robin van Persie will return to the Arsenal starting line-up.

The Holland international was named as a substitute for the midweek 0-0 draw against Marseille in the Champions League, although manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed he will start against the Baggies.

Wenger expects to name the same squad used against Marseille and is without Marouane Chamakh (knee), Kieran Gibbs (stomach), Abou Diaby (hamstring), Jack Wilshere and Bacary Sagna (both ankle).

West Brom midfielder Paul Scharner has been ruled out of the game with a knee ligament problem which flared up during last weekend's home defeat against Liverpool.

Manager Roy Hodgson will check on the fitness of striker Peter Odemwingie, who suffered a knock to his knee in training this week, before finalising his side.

But Odemwingie's strike partner Shane Long is again unavailable with the knee injury sustained against Aston Villa a fortnight ago.

Arsenal (from): Szczesny, Santos, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Jenkinson, Walcott, Song, Ramsey, Arteta, Van Persie, Gervinho, Fabianski, Rosicky, Park, Benayoun, Frimpong, Djourou, Arshavin, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Miyaichi.

West Brom (from): Foster, Fulop, Reid, Jones, Jara, Olsson, McAuley, Dawson, Tamas, Mattock, Shorey, Brunt, Morrison, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Thomas, Gera, Tchoyi, Odemwingie, Cox, Fortune.

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Premier League Fixtures

Sunday, 20 April 2014
12:00
Norwich v Liverpool
14:05
Hull City v Arsenal
16:10
Everton v Man Utd
Monday, 21 April 2014
20:00
Man City v West Brom
Saturday, 26 April 2014
12:45
Southampton v Everton  
15:00
Fulham v Hull City  
Stoke City v Tottenham  
Swansea v A Villa  
West Brom v West Ham  
17:30
Man Utd v Norwich  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 34 51 77
2 Chelsea 35 41 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 34 18 67
5 Everton 34 21 66
6 Tottenham 35 2 63
7 Man Utd 33 18 57
8 Southampton 35 5 49
9 Newcastle 35 -15 46
10 Stoke City 35 -10 44
11 C Palace 35 -13 43
12 West Ham 35 -10 37
13 Swansea 35 -4 36
14 Hull City 33 -6 36
15 A Villa 34 -14 35
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 34 -27 32
18 Cardiff 35 -34 30
19 Fulham 35 -42 30
20 Sunderland 34 -24 29

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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