Berahino handed full Prem debut as Clarke makes two enforced changes
SAIDO Berahino is handed his full Barclays Premier League debut as Steve Clarke makes two enforced changes to the starting XI that won 2-1 at Manchester United last weekend.
The 20-year-old forward lines up in place of the man he came on for in the 13th minute at Old Trafford – Scott Sinclair, who misses out due to a hamstring problem.
Nicolas Anelka returns after missing the last two games due to injury and spearheads the attack against his former club, with Victor Anichebe (groin) ruled out altogether.
But Clarke is able to call on the services of James Morrison, Chris Brunt and Shane Long again, with the trio all on the bench following injuries.
Arsene Wenger makes two changes to the Gunners team that Beat Swansea 2-1 last weekend.
Mikel Arteta and Carl Jenkinson are elevated from the bench, with the injured Bacary Sagna and benched Serge Gnabry the men to make way.
ALBION: Myhill, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Yacob, Mulumbu, Amalfitano, Sessegnon, Berahino, Anelka. Subs: L Daniels (gk), Popov, Morrison, Brunt, Lugano, Long, Rosenberg.
ARSENAL: Szczesny, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Arteta, Wilshere, Ozil, Giroud, Ramsey, Flamini, Jenkinson, Gibbs. Subs: Fabianski (gk), Vermaelen, Rosicky, Monreal, Bendtner, Miyaichi, Gnabry.
REFEREE: L Mason (Lancashire).