Can Arsenal go to West Brom with confidence after grinding out win at Palace?

Arsenal looked confident and impressive when taking the game to Crystal Palace last night, and the reason why it was extra impressive was because the Eagles hadn’t lost any of their last 8 games. But they fought their way through to take the points and that should have regained a little confidence after an awful run of form away from the Emirates.

But next the have to go to the Midlands to play West Brom, who are in a terrible state having not won a single game since August which is a run of 18 games. Surely last night’s win against an in-form team should give tthem immense confidence against a team that has lost any vestige of confidence. Calum Chambers, who played his first League game for the Gunners for 18 months last night, thinks that it was the perfect springboard for another away win. He said: “I think so, I think we can go into West Brom with confidence from this game as it shows that we can dig in deep and we can grind out a result, so I think we go there with confidence. It’s not going to be easy, any game in this league isn’t easy so we’ll get home tonight and recover from this.”

Surely Arsenal should have been confident anyway against a West Brom team that can’t buy a win at the moment, but it is definitely a plus that that we finally got another away win.

Is Chambers right to be confident?


  1. gotanidea says:

    The first team players would be confident, but they might not have enough energy for another away match, because it kicks off tomorrow. The squad rotation players must be ready to replace most of them.

    Lacazette was withdrawn earlier, so he will be fresher than the others. But Sanchez, Ozil, Kolasinac, Bellerin and Wilshere might need longer rest, because they played for more than 90 minutes.

    Luckily, Arsenal still have Maitland-Niles, Nelson, Welbeck, Iwobi, Coquelin, Debuchy and Elneny as backup. These players have gained enough experience from the cup games and their abilities should be enough to defeat West Brom.

    1. GB says:

      Not tomorrow, it’s Sunday

  2. Hayzed says:

    I’ve said it here before this Liverpool side are ambitious. In years to come they will be beaten us in every aspect(both on the pitch and in terms of transfers).We are the new Liverpool and that is not going to change until the landlord leaves.Sorry to go off topic.

    1. Hayzed says:


    2. ks-gunner says:

      Death is the sole salvation “insert dramatic music”, haha, ours or his. I think Wenger is going to stay a bit further then we would hope for, but thats the price you have to pay for making one person greater then the club itself. I envy Liverpool, they are doing many things right, and i know for sure that this is just the beginning. If by chance our pimps come for ozil and not cotinhio, Liverpool will become top in the future =(

    3. RSH says:

      yup, it’s so pathetic to watch, and so many fans still can’t see that this has been a long, long time coming. Finally it’s all coming crashing down. Wenger always has a lie up his sleeve and knows how to manipulate the fanbase. He is the only manager in EPL who could’ve survived a 10-2 battering and not get sacked.

  3. pires says:

    yes we can but to do it is another matter

  4. Clive says:

    Three points ar all that matters I don’t care how they get it.
    Anything less than three points is highly unacceptable

    1. pires says:

      our defending lately has been terrible, so it’s not gonna be easy

  5. Sue says:

    I’d love to beat West Brom!!

  6. Guneal says:

    Crystal Palace hasn’t lost in 8 games…. We won

    West Brom hasn’t won in 18 games….. We lost

    One word…. Spineless

    1. pires says:

      what a way to be optemistic !! Go and support another team

      1. Guneal says:

        I wish I could

  7. RSH says:

    nope. Away games are always a lottery, and Arsenal in general are a lottery. Always due to not show up for inexplicable reasons, so who knows what kind of performance we’re going to get.

  8. Hide_TR07 says:

    I don’t think it’s going to be easy. I don’t think we looked confident against Palace, either.

    However, I hope Wenger will rotate and play reserve players so that they can show their spirits and hunger, and win. That would be a great message to the unfair manager.

    I rate Elneny higher than Xhaka and would like to see him play more. But, he didn’t even get a bench spot for Palace match. I guess he has become another Lucas Perez.

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