Arsenal are on one of their worst runs of form for many years, with 5 defeats out of their last 8 games, and the only wins have come against low-ranking teams in Lincoln, Sutton and Hull, so Arsene Wenger will be desperate to start picking up points again to try and keep pace in the race for the Top Four.
With such a need to find a change in fortune, there are certain managers and teams that Wenger would prefer to avoid at times like these, but he has drawn the short straw by being allocated an away match against his old enemy Tony Pulis at West Brom, and Le Prof certainly won’t be relishing this game.
As another old enemy, Michael Owen, said about the match in his Premier League betting preview: “Tony Pulis has lost only one of his last six Premier League home games with Arsenal and I expect to see his side bounce back after a couple of disappointing performances in recent weeks,”
“The Gunners have lost three of their last four PL games and cannot afford any more slip-ups – such is there recent form I expect to see the Baggies get something from the game.”
Pulis certainly seems to know how to knock Arsenal teams off their stride and with the Gunners in such an unconfident run, could he put another nail in Wenger’s coffin tomorrow?