Senderos comes back for Gunners

Senderos comes back for Gunners

Philippe Senderos returned to the Arsenal team for the first time since May 2008 as manager Arsene Wenger once again fielded a young side in the Carling Cup third-round clash with West Brom at the Emirates Stadium.

The Switzerland international, back following a loan spell at AC Milan, partnered veteran Mikael Silvestre, captain tonight, in central defence, while 19-year-old Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny made his debut.

Full-back Kieran Gibbs, midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere all had first-team experience, while pacy forwards Sanchez Watt and Gilles Sunu were looking to impress.

West Brom have started the Coca-Cola Championship in good form with Roberto di Matteo’s side top of the table with a 5-0 thrashing of promotion rivals Middlesbrough at the weekend.

Versatile Chilean Gonzalo Jara made his debut following international clearance and former Arsenal trainee Jerome Thomas faced his old club.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Gilbert, Senderos, Silvestre, Traore, Wilshere, Coquelin, Ramsey, Gibbs, Sunu, Watt.

Subs: Shea, Vela, Barazite, Bartley, Eastmond, Frimpong, Randall.

West Brom: Kiely, Zuiverloon, Olsson, Barnett, Jara, Thomas, Koren, Dorrans, Teixeira, Moore, Cox.

Subs: Carson, Bednar, Wood, Reid, Mulumbu, Meite, Martis.

Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

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