Arsenal make a trip to the Hawthorns to play West Brom in the Premier League what happens to be their last game of this calendar year.
Injury and Team News:
Arsenal will be missing all the players that missed at Crystal Palace. Nacho Monreal is out with his ankle trouble while both Giroud and Ramsey will play no part due to their hamstring injuries. Santi Cazorla is the long term name in Arsenal’s injury list and continues to be so.
Ramsey was injured at Arsenal’s game in Southampton
Gunners are at the back of their third away win and Wenger may well be eyeing to rotate his squad a bit on Sunday. Lacazette is expected to play while there may be a defensive switch for them.
West Brom are only missing Nacer Chadli due to a injury but Salomon Rondon is also doubtful. In that case, Robson Kanu will pair up with Jay Rodriguez.
Arsenal have been torrid at away games this season but their win at Palace will give them a certain uplift that they must continue to Sunday’s game. Arsenal were humiliated at the Hawthorns last season and have been on a two game loosing streak here. The home side are at the relegation zone and haven’t won since the second weekend in the Premier League. They are under new manager Alan Pardew and managed a goalless draw against Everton in the midweek. Arsenal though can’t be complacent and must be coming away of all three points from the midlands club.
Arsenal lost 1-3 here last season as Dawson scored a brace and Hal Robson Kanu scored once. Sanchez scored for the Gunners though in the first half. They lost at the Hawthorns in the previous season as well.
Latest Form: (Most recent to the extreme right)
West Brom: L D L L D
Arsenal: D D W D W
Betting Odds: (via bet365)
West Brom: 17/4
The match will be telecast live on Star Sports Select 1 and 1 HD from 22.00 IST on 31st December, Sunday for Indian viewers.