Arsenal will be looking to kick off the New Year with three wins in a row for under-pressure Mikel Arteta. The side travels to The Hawthorns to take on West Brom on Saturday night. The match kickoff is at 11 pm.
In their last two games, the Gunners have beaten Chelsea and Brighton that saw them move to 13th on the table. However, West Brom remains in 19th position, having collected only eight points from 16 matches.
Sam Allardyce continues his perfect record at Anfield after the side came from one goal down to end in a shocking 1-1 draw to Liverpool. The side look set to make their comeback ahead of their trip to Leeds United. However, it was a shocker for Allardyce, with the side conceding five times without a reply.
The Baggies currently have eight points from one win, five draws, and ten defeats to sit 19th. The side are five points shy off the safety zone held at 17th by Brighton. There is still plenty of things to change with the January window opening on the 4th.
On the other hand, Arteta looks keen to use the January transfer window to clear out the bloated squad. Sead Kolisinac will spend the remainder of the season at Schalke 04, while Sokratis on an imminent move to Fernabache. However, it leaves room for an attacking midfield to spark creativity.
West Brom vs. Arsenal Head to Head
Both sides have 20 games against each other, with West Brom taking home three wins while Arsenal with 14 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
West Brom 0-5 Leeds
Liverpool 1-1 West Brom
West Brom 0-3 Aston Villa
Man City 1-1 West Brom
Newcastle 2-1 West Brom
Brighton 0-1 Arsenal
Arsenal 3-1 Chelsea
Arsenal 1-4 Man City
Everton 2-1 Arsenal
Arsenal 1-1 Southampton
West Brom Team News
Allardyce will be without Conor Townsend’s services through injury, while Jake Livermore is unavailable while serving his three-match suspension. Kieran Gibbs is a doubt to face against his former club after picking an injury.
Arsenal Team News
After coming off the pitch limping, youngster Bukayo Saka remains fit to feature this weekend. Thomas Partey and Reiss Nelson are back to field training, but this match comes too soon for the duo. Willian and David Luiz are available for selection after recovering from illness.
Prediction and Odds
Even though the Baggies will look for a comeback, they face a fully confident Arsenal side hoping for a win.
Goals Under 3.5
Both Teams to Score