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West Bromwich Albion Vs Arsenal : Match Preview And Predictions

West Bromwich Albion Vs Arsenal : Match Preview And Predictions



Arsenal visit the Baggies this weekend and they will be hoping to recover from their bad weeks, resuming their competition for the top three while the Baggies will hope for a return to winning ways after bagging three Nil from Everton.

Arsenal presently in 5th position with 50 points are in danger of falling out of European competitions Qualification spots as they stay one point above United with 49 points.
Both teams face fears of consecutive League defeats with poor away records for the Gunners there might be hope for the Baggies, winning one in six away games with one clean sheet in nine games. Though the Baggies have also a bad record scoring goals since their Hat trick against Swansea back in 14 December.

Team News

West Bromwich Albion

Matt Phillips is out of West Brom's clash with Arsenal as he continues to struggle with a hamstring injury and has already missed three matches, also James Morrison who is nursing an ankle knock.

At their disposal : Foster, Myhill, Dawson, Nyom, McAuley, Kane Wilson, Marc Wilson, Olsson, Evans, Galloway, Brunt, Fletcher, Field, Yacob, McClean, Chadli, Rondon, Robson-Kanu, Leko

Arsenal

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is in doubt for the clash though, he is to undergo a fitness test before the game also Kieran Gibbs is a doubt with an unspecified knock, while Mohamed Elneny (ankle) and Santi Cazorla (achilles) are out.

At their Disposal : Cech, Ospina, Martinez, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal, Gibbs, Maitland-Niles, Coquelin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Walcott, Reine-Adelaide, Iwobi, Perez, Sanchez, Giroud, Welbeck.

West Brom head coach Tony Pulis

"The most important thing is that we get that mentality into the players and into everyone around the football club that we want to get more points, that we want to push on.
"My aim is to get a team that can stay in the top 12 every year and get to cup finals. You've got to have that strong mentality and desire to do that."

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

"Success, it's not down to me to judge that. Our job is to do as well as we can until the end of the season. We want to play in the Champions League next season.
"We have a tough job because we have six or seven teams fighting for the places. We are in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, we have an opportunity to do that as well. So overall that's our targets.
"After that, success is basically to take the maximum out of the potential

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