Arsenal take on 16th placed West Brom at the Emirates stadium in Sundays lunch time kick-off.
The match which is the last home game for the gunners this term will see a very relaxed Arsenal side after 4th place contenders Everton fell to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Manchester City, sealing the 4th position for the gunners. A loss that registered the gunners – a 17th consecutive entry into the Champions League.
With 180 minutes left of football in Arsenal’s season. You can make a convincing case that the 90 against West Brom at the Emirates stadium in Sundays lunch time kick-off will certainly be one of Arsenal’s most relaxed of the season after finally securing the 4th place when Everton fell to Manchester City on Saturday.
4th spot is hardly anything to get too excited about I know but it has it’s rewards. Europe’s elite competition has now been secured and the gunners will be looking on to something of more importance in the form of the FA Cup final match scheduled to hold later on this month.
KICK-OFF: Sunday, 13:30
Head to Head
West Brom have lost 2 of their last 6 Premier League games. With 2 draws’ and 2 wins. Having won their last game in April 26 against West Ham.
Arsenal on the other hand have lost just 1 out of their last 6 Premier League game. With 2 draws’ and 3 wins. With the latest coming from from a 3-0 thrashing of New Castle at the Emirates Stadium.
Outcome of last five meetings:
The two side have met ten times with Arsenal picking up 7 wins and 2 draws while loosing just once.
The last time these two met at the Emirates stadium in 2012, the scoreline was; Arsenal 2 –0 West Brom. With Mikel Arteta scoring both gaols from the spot kick.
Arsenal haven’t lost at home in the league since their opening day 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa.
West Brom have beaten Arsenal on their own pitch once in the last 30 years, a 3-2 win at The Emirates in 2012.
The Baggies are draw specialists, picking up 43 per cent of their points via their league-high 15 draws.
If Arsenal win they would be on the back of 4 straight premier league wins.
Arsenal: Jack Wilshere (foot), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (groin) and Kieran Gibbs (hamstring) remain sidelined for Arsenal, while Bacary Sagna is a doubt with a knee injury.
West Brom: Gareth McAuley (calf) could be in line for a return for West Brom, while Steven Reid (groin) and Zoltan Gera (hamstring) are set to miss out.
West Brom are four points off the relegation zone and will be looking for a win to further avoid the relegation waterloo
Arsenal will go into the match at the Emirates stadium on the back of a decent record against the Baggies with 7 wins out of 10.
We are at home, we’ll have the Emirates faithful right behind the team so all we need to see is a solid professional display and three points in the bag.