Sam Allardyce might be hoping for his first win as West Brom boss tonight when his facet host Arsenal of their first video games of 2021.
Allardyce’s Baggies claimed a exceptional level at Liverpool final Sunday however have been then smashed by Leeds of their following recreation.
They continue to be second from backside and are 5 factors off security.
They host an Arsenal facet this night who’re beginning to discover some kind once more.
The Gunners have eased strain on Mikel Arteta with back-to-back wins over Chelsea and Brighton.
West Brom v Arsenal: How you can hear
This match will get below approach at 8pm on Saturday, January 2.
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West Brom v Arsenal: Confirmed line-ups
West Brom: Johnstone, Furlong, Ajayi, O’Shea, Ivanovic, Sawyers, Robinson, Phillips, Gallagher, Diangana, Pereira.
Subs: Button, Gibbs, Bartley, Grosicki, Austin, Harper, Krovinovic, Peltier, Diaby
Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Mari, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka, Smith-Rowe, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
Subs: Runarsson, Willian, Maitland-Niles, Pepe, Luiz, Elneny, Willock, Nketiah, Martinelli.
West Brom v Arsenal: What has been stated?
Sam Allardyce: “The gamers are taking part in for everyone’s future at West Bromwich Albion. In addition to themselves and their team-mates and the households, they’re taking part in for individuals’s jobs right here.
“They’re answerable for individuals’s jobs as a result of there’s little question every time a membership will get relegated it begins reducing again. It begins decreasing prices and making individuals redundant, perhaps individuals who have labored right here for years and years and years and who’re Albion by and thru.
“They need to take into consideration that for some time and use that for extra willpower about what we have to do to save lots of this soccer membership.”
On Arsenal, he added: “Let’s hope the gamers see Arsenal as huge as they see Manchester City and Liverpool as a result of they appear to do the precise issues towards the groups they appear to have a bit extra worry of.
“I hope they worry Arsenal and it kicks them into performing like they did towards Liverpool and positively at The Hawthorns. We’ve bought to begin choosing up factors wherever we are able to.”
West Brom v Arsenal: Match stats and info
- West Brom are unbeaten of their final three Premier League residence video games towards Arsenal (W2 D1), having solely averted defeat in three of their first 9 towards them on the Hawthorns within the competitors (W1 D2 L6).
- Arsenal have scored in all 24 of their Premier League conferences with West Brom, the most effective 100% scoring report by one facet towards an opponent within the competitors’s historical past.
- Arsenal have received simply certainly one of their final six Premier League away video games towards promoted sides (D2 L3), with that victory coming at Fulham on the opening day this season.
- Arsenal have misplaced their opening league recreation in simply two of the final 19 calendar years (W11 D6), shedding 0-2 at Southampton in 2015 and 1-2 at Fulham in 2012.
- Arsenal misplaced their final league recreation towards a facet within the relegation zone, shedding 0-1 at residence to Burnley – the Gunners have by no means misplaced consecutive Premier League video games towards a facet beginning the day within the drop zone earlier than.
- West Bromwich Albion have misplaced their final three residence Premier League video games by an combination rating of 1-13, conceding three or extra objectives in every defeat. The Baggies have by no means misplaced 4 consecutive residence top-flight video games whereas additionally transport 3+ objectives in every defeat.
- West Brom have received simply eight factors within the Premier League up to now this season – solely in 1985-86 have they amassed fewer factors after 16 video games of a top-flight marketing campaign (6 – transformed to 3pts/win all-time). Every of the earlier 5 sides to earn eight factors or fewer after 16 Premier League video games of a season have been relegated, most just lately Aston Villa in 2015-16.
- Arsenal have received as many Premier League video games of their final two outings (2), as they did of their earlier 12 mixed (W2 D2 L8). The Gunners wish to win three consecutive Premier League video games below Mikel Arteta for the fourth time, additionally doing so in September, July and March 2020.
- Solely towards Man City and Man Utd (17 every) has West Brom boss Sam Allardyce misplaced extra Premier League video games than he has vs Arsenal (16). His final three league victories towards the Gunners have been with totally different golf equipment – 3-1 with Bolton (Nov 2006), 2-1 with Blackburn (Could 2010) and 3-Zero with Crystal Palace (April 2017).
- Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been concerned in 17 objectives in 15 Premier League video games towards promoted sides (13 objectives, four assists). Nevertheless, 4 of the 5 video games wherein he’s failed to attain towards a promoted facet have come away from residence.