After a disheartening bow out from the Europa League semi-finals, Arsenal will be looking for redemption against West Brom in the Premier League. The match schedules for Sunday at Emirates Stadium with kickoff at 9 pm.
The Gunners have lost seven home games in the top flight this campaign while failing to score in ten. In addition, the Gunners are winless in their last six matches at the Emirates Stadium.
In contrast, the Baggies have only two wins on the road this term, with one being an impressive 5-2 win against Chelsea.
The heart of Gunner’s around the world took a huge blow upon the final whistle blow in their clash at Emirates against Villarreal. It only needed one goal without conceding to take them to the finals. Captain Aubayemang hit the woodwork twice before getting subbed for Willian.
What made the loss even bitter is that it was to former manager Unai Emery who was axed after exiting the Europa League finals to Chelsea. Pressure keeps mounting on Mikel Arteta, who revealed his job is under scrutiny.
On the other hand, the Baggies failed to register a win in their last three league outings. So a win is a must this weekend to shake off an immediate return to the Championship. Sam Allardyce has never been relegated from the Premier League. The reverse fixture ended in a 4-0 loss to the Gunners.
Arsenal vs. West Brom Head to Head
Both sides have 21 games against each other, with Arsenal taking 15 wins while West Brom with three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Arsenal 0-0 Villarreal
- Newcastle 0-2 Arsenal
- Villarreal 2-1 Arsenal
- Arsenal 0-1 Everton
- Arsenal 1-1 Fulham
- West Brom 1-1 Wolves
- Aston Villa 2-2 West Brom
- Leicester City 3-0 West Brom
- Chelsea 2-5 West Brom
- Crystal Palace 1-0 West Brom
Arsenal Team News
Granit Xhaka missed out last time with a late injury during warm-up to give Kieran Tierney a spot at left-back. After getting booked during their clash with Villarreal, Dani Ceballos returns to the fold. Folarin Balogun keeps pushing for a start this weekend.
West Brom Team News
Robert Snodgrass remains unavailable after picking a serious long-term standing niggles. Defender Branislav Ivanovic remains to rule out for the rest of the season with a hamstring injury. Therefore, a defensive trio of Semi Ajayi, Kyle Bartley, and Dara O’Shea.
Prediction and Odds
Arteta will be looking to relieve some pressure from fans by posting a big performance against the Baggies.
- Arsenal Win
- Goals Over 2.5
- No Score: Home