Ramsey injured for Arsenal's final home game

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey missed out for the final Barclays Premier League home game against West Brom with a minor thigh problem.

Mathieu Flamini came in for the only change to the XI which beat Newcastle on Monday night, with Arsenal now secure in fourth place following Everton’s defeat by Manchester City.

There was a welcome return to the substitutes’ bench for midfielder Abou Diaby, who had been out for more than a year with a seriuos knee injury.

West Brom were looking to collect at least a point which would probably secure their top-flight status again. Defender Gareth McAuley returned to the substitutes bench after missing two games with a calf injury, while Saido Berahino led the attack ahead of a five-man midfield.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Arteta, Cazorla, Ozil, Podolski, Giroud.

Subs: Vermaelen, Rosicky, Fabianski, Sanogo, Diaby, Jenkinson, Kallstrom.

West Brom: Foster, Dawson, Lugano, Olsson, Brunt, Amalfitano, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Morrison, Sessegnon, Berahino.

Subs: Yacob, Sinclair, Myhill, Anichebe, Vydra, McAuley, O’Neil.

Referee: Mike Jones (Cheshire)

More in this Section

Niall Horan announced as the new Ryder Cup ambassador

Bundesliga supporters in bizarre petition to sign Will Grigg

Brendan Rodgers: I won't leave 'dream job' at Celtic to manage England

Premier League rumours: Real Madrid offer Alvaro Morata in bid for Eden Hazard


You might also like

Today's Stories

Double delight for Irish basketball teams

Shane Lowry must follow his own goals

Rory McIlroy: Call to Paul McGinley was so tough

Iceland's football shows they're a country without any inferiority complex

Lifestyle

10 great ideas to keep your kids occupied for the summer

The working parents' guide to surviving the school holidays

West Cork Chamber Music festival will be treated to demonstrations by instrument makers

More From The Irish Examiner