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Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna is doubtful for Sunday’s Premier League game against West Brom because of a knee problem.

Defender Kieran Gibbs is closing in on a return to full training.

Midfielder Abou Diaby is still not match fit, while Jack Wilshere, Serge Gnabry and Theo Walcott are all out.

Meanwhile, West Bromwich Albion head coach Pepe Mel has no new injury concerns.

Defender Gareth McAuley is back in training this week after a calf injury but is probably not fit enough to feature at the Emirates Stadium.

Fellow defender Liam Ridgewell and midfielder Zoltan Gera are both still out.

After what is known as St Totteridge Day on Monday (the date Arsenal were confirmed to have finished above Spurs), it is likely to be time for the ‘fourth place trophy’ on Sunday.

Victory would guarantee a place in the Champions League for a 17th straight season, though if Everton lose to Manchester City, their place will already be assured.

Both achievements have been annual events under Arsène Wenger and, while they should not be taken for granted, a demonstration over season tickets at the Emirates also suggests that supporters still want a little more for their money.

They have been getting it lately with the returns of Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Özil and also have an FA Cup final to look forward to in a fortnight.

West Brom have no shortage of incentive as they try to remain out of the relegation zone.

Stat of the game: Arsenal have scored in all 15 previous games against the Baggies in the Premier League, winning 10, drawing three and losing just two.

Arsenal (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Szczesny; Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Arteta, Ramsey; Cazorla, Özil, Podolski; Giroud.
Out: Diaby (groin), Gibbs (hamstring), Gnabry, Walcott (both knee), Wilshere (foot).
Test: Sagna (knee).

WBA (Possible, 4-4-1-1): Foster; Reid, Dawson, Olsson, Jones; Amalfitano, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Brunt; Sessegnon; Berahino.
Out: Gera (hamstring), McAuley (calf), Ridgewell (knee).

Referee: Michael Jones. Matches: 17, R2 Y71.

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