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Arsenal host West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates stadium on Sunday as the Gunners look to end their three-game winning streak without a home goal.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 3pm BST. Watch highlights of the game on BBC Match of the Day at 10:30pm BST on BBC One.


Arsenal have been in diabolical form off late, lacking in sharpness and motivation following their 0-0 draw against Chelsea which all but ended their quest for the title. Their form since then has left to be desired, with their only win coming against Hull City, while drawing two games against Manchester United and Sunderland, while losing to Swansea City, who did a smash and grab job on them.

Their form is especially disconcerting for Arsene Wenger, who has to prepare his team for the FA Cup final scheduled on 30 May, their second final in consecutive years. However, with the Gunners failing to live up to expectations, Wenger would be looking to use this game as a marker and bring back some momentum before the final.

The Frenchman is likely to make a plethora of changes to the squad, with Theo Walcott expected to start and Tomas Rosicky also making his way back. Aaron Ramsey is likely to keep his place in the middle of the midfield, while Jack Wilshere may be started out wide.

Meanwhile, West Bromwich will be fresh on the back of a 3-0 thumping of Chelsea, where they were helped by the sending off of Cesc Fabregas quite early in the game. Saido Berahino showed the Baggies crowd what he is capable of and how Pulis will have his task cut out to keep him in the summer, with interest from a lot of clubs across the league.

What managers say

Arsene Wenger: "It is important to go into it [the cup final] with a good confidence level. The confidence level comes from your recent results - and the recent result will of course be the game against West Brom. So it is vital. It is much better to go into the Aston Villa game on a winning note than any hiccup. We have used our hiccups now at home and we want to finish on a strong note. You want to share the final day of the Premier League with your fans on a high and send them back home in peace and hopeful for next season."

Tony Pulis: "Obviously we had that little thing when we were at Stoke. It was brilliant. I thought it was fantastic. I used to get slaughtered going down to the Emirates and Arsene used to take a bit when he came to the Brit....and still does from what I can gather! That's football, that's life and you get on with it."

Betting odds (

  • Arsenal Win: 7/17
  • Draw: 15/4
  • West Bromwich Albion Win: 29/4

Team news


Possible XI: Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Wilshere, Rosciky, Ramsey, Walcott, Alexis, Giroud.

West Bromwich Albion

Possible XI: Myhill, Dawson, McAuley, Olsson, Lescott, Brunt, Fletcher, Yacob, Morrison, Mulumbu, Berahino.