Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey and co. had the time of their lives against Napoli in the Champions League. Now, it will be back to the business of the English Premier League, and as Arsene Wenger will surely say, more of the same, when Arsenal travel to West Brom on Sunday.
Mesut Ozil celebrates with his Arsenal teammates after scoring against Napoli in their Champions League game at the Emirates, October 1
The Gunners have been pulled down from the top of the table, but no matter what, three points and they will be the leaders come the international break.
Against Napoli, Arsenal played one of their best first halves in recent years, with the Italian side, in terrific form themselves, barely able to touch the ball in the opening 20 minutes or so.
Ozil, after supplying several of the goals, opened his goalscoring account with an absolute peach and no-one would bet against the German again playing a starring role.
Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini looked really good in the middle of the park, with Ramsey his usual brilliant self, despite starting down the right. If Arsenal start anywhere near like they did against Napoli, then West Brom could be in for a mauling at the Hawthorns.
"The way they are playing is tremendous," West Brom manager Steve Clarke said. "This season they have looked really strong. They have obviously made a fantastic signing in Mesut Ozil. He's come in and given the whole place a lift and the team an extra dimension.
"A number of players they've signed over the last two or three years are starting to blossom, are starting to get used to the English league, are starting to understand what they have to do and how they have to play to get results in the Barclays Premier League. This year I think Arsenal are a strong team."
"I watched Arsenal in midweek against Napoli. They were absolutely outstanding and in the first 30 minutes they blew Napoli away -- and Napoli are a good team. We have to be ready for that. We have to be on our guard.
"In most of the games Arsenal have played this season they have always started very, very quickly and they've managed to get their noses in front, and from there they control and dominate the game. So we have to be ready for that."
West Brom, of course, will be buzzing from that 2-1 win over Manchester United last weekend, with Saido Berahino scoring a cracking winner.
The two sides have already met this season, a week-and-a-half ago in the Capital One Cup third round. Arsenal won that match on penalties after the game ended 1-1 after extra time.
However, this is the Premier League, and both sides will be much changed, especially Arsenal, with Wenger giving a run-out to several Arsenal youngsters in that particular match at the Hawthorns.
Team News: West Brom will have to do without Scott Sinclair and goalkeeper Ben Foster, while striker Victor Anichebe is a doubt with a groin injury. However, James Morrison, Matej Vydra, Shane Long, Stephane Sessegnon and former Arsenal man Nicolas Anelka could all be available after returning to training from their respective knocks.
Arsenal welcomed back Tomas Rosicky back into the lineup against Napoli, giving Wenger a lot more options in midfield. Bacary Sagna, though, joins the injury list, with the likes of Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski, Yaya Sanogo and Abou Diaby all already ruled out.
Key men: West Brom: Saido Berahino was impressive against Arsenal in the League Cup, scoring the goal that took the game to extra time, while the young forward was the game-winner against Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend.
Arsenal: Hard to look beyond Ozil and Ramsey. If the two midfielders continue their tremendous start to the season, then West Brom could be in for a long long day.
Where to watch
The match is scheduled for an 8.30 p.m. (IST) start with live telecast on ESPN and ESPN HD. You can also watch the match live online by clicking the official link HERE.
Expected lineups: West Brom: Myhill; Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Yacob, Mulumbu; Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Morrison; Anelka.
Arsenal: Szczesny; Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Arteta, Flamini; Ramsey, Ozil, Wilshere; Giroud.
Prediction: 2-0 to Arsenal
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