Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky and Santi Cazorla, who are all working on their match fitness after recovering from injuries, are unlikely to be involved.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is currently the only player completely sidelined.
For the second week running, there is a temptation to drop Gabriel for Per Mertesacker after the Brazilian’s uninspiring recent performances. With another game coming up on Sunday, Wenger could go with that change to rotate his options after all.
The likes of Aaron Ramey, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud have done absolutely nothing of late to warrant a return to the starting eleven. Thus, the same midfield and attacking unit will have to start on Thursday if we are to break down an organized West Brom side.