Arsenal host West Brom at the Emirates on Monday night, as the Gunners look to continue their positive momentum in the Premier League.
Arsenal heads into this clash on the back of a 1-0 win over League One Doncaster in the League Cup in midweek. However, it was a 0-0 draw at champions Arsenal last time out in the Premier League that will send the Gunners out in good spirits.
Arsene Wenger’s side are now four games unbeaten in all competitions, having recorded three victories. The latest wins have certainly lifted the doom and gloom slightly of the fans.
The Gunners home record is also a major positive, as the north London outfit have now recorded seven straight league wins at home, while also scoring two or more goals in six of their last seven games on home soil.
West Brom head into this game above Arsenal in the table, but in truth, Tony Pulis’ side have endured mixed fortunes in the top-flight this season. The Baggies have failed to win in their last three top-flight games, drawing two and losing one of their games.
Last time out the team from the Midlands drew 0-0 with West Ham in a lacklustre clash at the Hawthorns. It seems unlikely that Monday’s game will be as sedate.
Pulis’ side do not travel well in the Premier League, as they have won just once on their travels in 11 games in the top-flight. Albion have also conceded two or more goals in five of their last six away games in the Premier League.
The Baggies do not have a great record against Arsenal, as they have won just two of the last 14 meetings between the two sides. However, one of those victories was last time these two teams met at the Hawthorns last season.
Arsenal are without Santi Cazorla, Francis Coquelin and Danny Welbeck through injury, while Mesut Ozil, Calum Chambers and Theo Walcott are doubts for the Gunners. Alexis Sanchez looks set to return to the starting line-up.
West Brom have doubts over Jake Livermore, Chris Brunt, Nacer Chadli and Oliver Burke. Experienced centre-back Gareth McAuley is pushing for a recall after recovering from injury.
Arsenal are odds of 4/9 favourites to win this clash, while the draw is odds of 17/4 and the Baggies are odds of 9/1 to secure an away victory.
The Gunners will head into this clash in confident mood and should secure another three points to move up the Premier League table.
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