West Brom vs Arsenal: Statistical Preview, Form Guide, Injury News & Head-To-Head

By on October 5, 2013

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Winners at Old Trafford last weekend, West Brom host top of the league Arsenal on Sunday. The Gunners are returning from midweek action when they beat Napoli 2-0 on Tuesday night at the Emirates Stadium in the UEFA Champions League.

West Brom handed David Moyes his third Premier League loss in his sixth game in charge of Manchester United last weekend. The Baggies took advantage of some poor defending from the defending champions to pick up their second win of the season. Morgan Amalfitano put in an impressive performance, whilst Saido Berahino scored his first Premier League goal.

Arsenal’s performance at the start of the second half in Swansea last weekend guided them to their fifth successive league victory. Serge Gnabry and Aaron Ramsey broke down the Welsh side’s defence before Ben Davies’ goal 9 minutes from time gave the league leaders a nervous ending. Arsène Wenger’s side held on to give themselves a 2-point lead after six games.

Form

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After picking up 2 points from their first two games, West Brom head into the weekend on back-to-back victories that have catapulted them into 10th position. A 3-0 victory over Sunderland saw Paolo Di Canio removed from his position as the Black Cats manager. That was followed up by an impressive 2-1 victory at Old Trafford.

West Brom have picked up more points away from home (5) than at the Hawthorns (3) this season. Both Southampton and Swansea City have turned up and come away with 3 points already this season.

Scott Sinclair picked up an injury last week that will keep him out for a couple of weeks. Ben Foster remains sidelined, whilst Victor Anichebe is a doubt.

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Arsenal have won 16 of their last 20 Premier League games which includes their last five following a surprise opening day defeat to Aston Villa. They were 2-1 winners at Swansea City last weekend which saw Aaron Ramsey score his fourth Premier League goal of the season – only Daniel Sturridge has scored more.

Aston Villa are the only team to have taken points off Arsenal this season who have made an impressive start, winning all three games with Mesut Özil on the pitch.

Arsenal still have a number of injuries, with Bacary Sagna the latest casualty. Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla remain sidelined.

Head-to-head

Arsenal did the double over West Brom last season which included a 2-1 victory at the Hawthorns in April. Tomáš Rosický scored both goals for the Gunners that day before James Morrison’s penalty in the final 20 minutes had give the Baggies hope.

Two penalties from Mikel Arteta, one in each half were the difference when these two met at the Emirates last season. Arsenal have won their last four Premier League matches against West Brom and won the Capital One Cup tie on penalties at the Hawthorns last month.

Premier League stats

Absentees

West Brom
Ben Foster (injured)
Zoltán Gera (injured)
Scott Sinclair (injured)
Matěj Vydra (injured)

Arsenal
Santi Cazorla (injured)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (injured)
About Diaby (injured)
Lukas Podolski (injured)
Bacary Sagna (injured)
Yaya Sanogo (injured)
Theo Walcott (injured)

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  2. alhassan sulley

    October 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    leaving nothing behind us go gunners 3 0 in favour of arsenal

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