Posted on March 17, 2017 by ADMIN

West Brom v Arsenal – Match Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

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.

Predicted XI:

Cech
Bellerin  Mustafi  Koscielny  Monreal
Xhaka  Coquelin
Walcott          Ozil         Iwobi
Alexis

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.

Could West Brom deny us a much-needed win? Is the Alexis saga raising questions over his first-team place?

Pat J

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9 thoughts on “West Brom v Arsenal – Match Preview, Line-up and Score Prediction

  1. Sam, need a striker

    I rely on away fans to make our voice heard “wenger out”
    Games results don’t matter anymore. … Win draw or loose it is all the same at the end of the season

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    1. Ddog

      shut up, support the team, protest in other ways. you dont have to do it during the game.

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  2. hecmanx

    Boro primorac is a donkey for calling fans that have been very loyal to wenger all these years ungrateful.

    Fans have the right to protest if they feel the club is not heading to the right direction.

    He and wenger are the ungrateful ones

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  3. ArseOverTit

    Everyone at AFC to the toilet cleaner is well versed on the old ‘it’s just not about the football, but it’s a business’ line they have been programmed to spill out like a mantra.

    Problem is lots of fans have become very susceptible to this program too.

    Yes it’s a business, but when a club with the financial might and history of AFC doesn’t compete/win against the elite (and sometime poorer clubs) ON the football field then there is a major problem.

    The board will want to hang on to the status quo as will Wenger and his staff. It’s up to the fans who have the real interests of the club (good/competitive and winning football) to make a stand.

    Said this though for a good few years now but here we still are…

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  4. Fatboy Gooney

    We lost 2-1 in this fixture last season, Remember? where Cazorla thought he was playing Rugby, when he took that last minute penalty.
    Even though WBA are struggling with form themselves of late, I’m expecting that they will put up a bigger fight than Lincoln and Sutton did for this EARLY KICK OFF! 😱

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  5. aluz

    Come on you Baggies! Put more pressure on Wenger and the
    archaic Board.

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  6. Bolly from Borehamwood

    Sam talking absolute pooh and aluz even worse!
    What the eff is going on?

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  7. rkw

    Take out Sanchez and ozil replace with giroud and Ramsey and you are looking at a mid table team playing boring lateral football … Thank the existential bs artist for this state of affairs …. If our 2 quality players show up we can still beat them if not a draw the likely outcome

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