Arsenal travel to the Hawthorns tomorrow to take on West Bromwich Albion at this crucial time in the season.
Our side have fallen to five points behind Liverpool who currently occupy the fourth and final Champions League place, but the Reds have played twice more than us, although this still adds pressure to the places.
Plenty of speculation is currently surrounding Arsene Wenger’s future which must be somewhat of a distraction for our players, and our opponents can not be taken lightly.
West Brom currently occupy eighth spot in the Premier League, and a win would leave them only seven points behind us in the race for European football, and the Baggies will not be rolling over for us. In the West Brom v Arsenal betting odds, the Gunners are hot favourites at 1.75, but as the Baggies have lost their last two consecutive Premier League matches we may be catching them at a good time. Wenger can hardly afford to lose another game at the moment.
We do not carry much form into the match either however, having won only three of our last eight matches, including two wins over non-league opposition in the FA Cup, and we need to target this to get our season back on track.
We come into the match without Santi Cazorla and Mohamed Elneny, and with doubts over the fitness of Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, but our squad should have plenty in hand to deal with their absences.
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As much as our opponents should not be taken lightly, our club has had no match for over a week, and are much the superior in quality. They wont be making it easy for us, but we should pull through with a 3-1 win.
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