Premier League In Focus – West Brom vs Arsenal Preview

When? Sunday 31st December, 16:30 (UK)

Where? The Hawthorns

What channel is it on? Sky Sports Premier League

Are tickets still available?

West Brom - https://wbatickets.co.uk/en-GB/events/wba%20v%20arsenal/2017-12-31_16.30/the%20hawthorns

Arsenal – SOLD OUT

Where can I stream the match? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: West Brom W2, Arsenal W3
Premier League meetings: West Brom W4, Arsenal W3, D16
All-time meetings: West Brom W38, Arsenal W71, D30

WEST BROM

Predicted line-up: Foster; Dawson, Hegazi, Evans, Gibbs; Barry, Livermore, Brunt; Phillips, Robson-Kanu, McClean

Unavailable: Morrison (Injured)

Doubtful: Chadli (Injured), Rondon (Injured)

ARSENAL

Predicted line-up: Cech; Chambers, Koscielny, Mustafi; Bellerin, Coquelin, Wilshere, Maitland-Niles; Sanchez, Ozi; Lacazette

Unavailable: Cazorla (Injured), Ramsey (Injured), Giroud (Injured), Monreal (Injured)

Doubtful: Xhaka (Injured)

PREDICTION
West Brom are in dire straits right now without a win in their last 18 and even with the arrival of Alan Pardew, they have not been able to improve. They will look to keep it tight and safety first against Arsenal and despite needing the win, do not expect many goals in this one.

MEMORABLE MEETING
Last season, a trip to the Hawthorns for Arsenal once again highlighted their fragility away from home as they were no match for the Baggies. Tony Pulis added more misery to an already under-pressure Arsene Wenger as West Brom made light work of the Gunners. Two goals from Craig Dawson were a big contribution as the home side won 3-1.