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Pocognoli and Mulumbu start for Albion

Baggies face the Gunners at 12.45pm

SEBASTIEN Pocognoli returned to Albion’s starting XI for today’s lunchtime kick-off against Arsenal at The Hawthorns.

The Belgium international left-back missed last weekend’s 2-0 Barclays Premier League defeat at unbeaten leaders Chelsea having failed to overcome a hamstring injury.

Pocognoli’s return is one of two changes from last Saturday, with Youssouf Mulumbu replacing the suspended Claudio Yacob.

Chris Baird drops back down to the bench, with James Morrison (illness) missing out altogether.

Albion: Foster, Wisdom, Lescott, Dawson, Pocognoli, Gardner, Mulumbu, Brunt, Dorrans, Sessegnon, Berahino. 

Subs: Myhill, McAuley, Gamboa, Baird, Anichebe, Ideye, Samaras. 

Arsenal: Martinez, Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Flamini, Ramsey, Welbeck, Alexis, Cazorla, Giroud.

Subs: Macey, Gibbs, Bellerin, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Campbell, Podolski. 

Referee: Chris Foy (Lancashire)