This is a testing period for West Brom. They have already secured their top flight status but are at risk of being one of those sides that now have little motivation and finish the campaign terribly.
They have lost each of their last two matches without even scoring and things don’t get much easier with a trip to Manchester United following this match.
Arsenal are into the FA Cup semi final and must now try and consolidate a spot in the top four. They start the weekend five points adrift of fourth place Liverpool but Arsene Wenger’s side do have two games in hand.
The Gunners have actually only managed to win one of their last four matches against West Brom in regular time and aren’t in particularly great shape even after thrashing Lincoln last time out. Naija and Bet
West Bromwich Albion – Matt Phillips is still an injury concern for West Brom ahead of Saturday’s match against Arsenal, while an ankle injury picked up in the week means James Morrison may miss out as well.The West Brom manager made some surprise changes to the side that lost 3-0 to Everton last time out and should call upon Salomon Rondon here.
Arsenal – Arsene Wenger will hope to have Danny Welbeck available after he missed their FA Cup win over non-league minnows Lincoln through illness last weekend. David Ospina was due to start in goal in that match but failed to recover from a minor injury and remains a doubt here.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was forced off midway through the first half against Lincoln and his hamstring injury should keep him out of the trip to West Brom, joining Mathieu Debuchy, Mohamed Elneny and Santi Cazorla on the sidelines.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Arsenal’s last 7 away Premier League games.
Arsenal have won 5 of their last 6 matches against West Brom in all competitions.
Arsenal have conceded at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 away matches in Premier League.