Finally the week long international break is over and the Premier League is back in action. As the game week 13 kicks-off on Saturday, second placed Arsenal visit Hawthorn stadium to take on 13th placed West Bromwich Albion.
The Gunners are on a fine run of form in the Premier League as they are behind league leaders Manchester City just on goal difference. Arsenal will be welcoming back star defender Hector Bellerin as confirmed by the Gunners boss Arsene Wenger. Unfortunately they will miss the sevices of winger duo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey.
Ramsey recieved a knock three weeks back against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League game and Chamberlain was forced out against Sheffield Wednesday in a Capital One Cup encounter.
As Arsenal take on Tony Pulis’ West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, Arsene Wenger addressed the media and said: “I want to thank the English community.”
On injury status of the club the boss said: “Hector Bellerin is back but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey are not available.”
On the Paris attacks, Wenger opined: “You have to trust politicians to make the right decisions. France is a tolerant society.
“We have to get on with life and respond in a positive way. We have to get people to focus on something else.”
Wenger further spoke on the England vs France friendly at the Wembley stadium and the England fans’ gesture.
He said: “It showed the class of England. The arch of Wembley in French colours was very significant.
“On Tuesday you could see Koscielny was not himself and it affected him deeply.”
On the opponents West Bromwich Albion, he said: “They are an organised team. Tony Pulis is fully committed. You expect a physical and fast game.”