Is this Arsenal's strongest team for Premier League opener against Baggies?

Samir Nasri and Kolo Toure both have a chance of making it into Arsene Wenger’s 18-man squad for the league opener against newly promoted West Brom tomorrow as the manager, along with several million of us Addicts, looks to get the new campaign off to a winning start.

While it would be great to see Kolo back where he belongs anchoring the back four, Johan Djourou was an effective deputy against FC Twente on Wednesday night and could provide the Gunners with some aerial presence when it comes to dealing with the long ball threat that West Brom will no doubt rely on.

But more importantly, I really hope that Nasri (pictured) is passed fit for his Premier League debut, because the midfield struggled creatively in Holland and with Cesc Fabregas sidelined for at least another week or two, having someone who can inspire in the centre of the park will be crucial to the start of our domestic season.

Of the other crocked players currently receiving treatment from Colin Lewin’s team of overworked physios, none will be fit before next month according to Le Gaffer in his pre-match press conference yesterday.

Philippe Senderos, like Fabregas, is suffering from a pulled hamstring, Abou Diaby has done something semi significant to his thigh and Amaury Bischoff’s groin is being prodded gently by the bandage boys.

And talking of rehab, Eduardo continues to build his strength, but is not likely to return to first team action for two months at the earliest. And Tomas Rosicky’s never ending thigh thing will drag on until next month, when he’ll promptly injure his knee after four minutes against Bolton, most likely.

Up front I reckon Le Boss will want to start the season as he means to continue with Robin van Persie partnering Emmanuel Adebayor and Nicklas Bendtner involved in a sweepstake with his colleagues on the bench as to how long it’ll be before the Dutchman’s infamous glass legs shatter into a million pieces following the first sign of a challenge by West Brom’s hopefully under siege defence.

But enough of my predictions, as they’re a bit too near to the knuckle to be remotely amusing.

Let me and your fellow Addicts know what your team would be for tomorrow’s curtain raiser at Emirates Stadium. Hell, if you can be bothered, why not name your subs as well - remember we’re allowed seven players on the bench this season.

For the record, here’s who’d make my starting line-up:

Manuel Almunia
Bacary Sagna, William Gallas, Johan Djourou, Gael Clichy
Emmanuel Eboue, Denilson, Samir Nasri, Theo Walcott
Robin van Persie, Emmanuel Adebayor

Subs - Lukasz Fabianski, Kolo Toure, Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Carlos Vela, Nicklas Bendtner