Alexis Sanchez
Alexis Sanchez is Arsenal in form player at the moment with four goals and three assists in his last six games Getty

Arsenal host West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday and look to get their season back on track after disappointing draws against Crystal Palace and West Ham United.

Where to watch

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm BST. Live TV coverage will be available on Sky Sports 1 and 1 HD.


Arsenal are in free fall at the moment, following their relegation from title challengers to top four hopefuls in the space of two months. The Gunners were two points behind leaders Leicester City in February, but are currently 13 points behind and fighting to save their top four status with Manchester United closing in.

Arsene Wenger's team have won just two of their last seven league games, and have particularly struggled at home, with their shot conversion rate being one of the lowest in the league this season. The French coach will be hoping that his team can turn around and finish the season strongly. The Gunners have received a major boost on the injury front with Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky nearing first-team returns.

West Brom, on the other hand, have secured their Premier League status for yet another season, and are likely to be tough contenders for the north London club to beat. Wenger has always struggled against Tony Pulis' team due to their strong defensive organisation, and their lack of efficiency in front of the goal in recent games is surely going to face a stringent test on Thursday (21 April).

What managers say

Arsene Wenger [on West Brom]: "They are a team who are very physical, very committed and are very well organised. They don't concede many goals so it is a difficult proposal for us. Sadio Berahino was out of the side for a while and came back into it and he works very hard for his team and makes quality runs and is very dangerous."

Tony Pulis: "We get to go to these football grounds and play against great players, great football teams, at great stadiums. You relish it, you shouldn't be nervous or worried about it. We'll be given no chance to get anything at Arsenal or Tottenham like we were given no chance to get anything at Manchester City, so the pressure's not on us."

Betting odds (

  • Arsenal Win: 1/4
  • Draw: 11/2
  • West Bromwich Albion Win: 12

Team news


Possible XI: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Elneny, Sanchez, Ozil, Iwobi, Welbeck.

West Bromwich Albion

Possible XI: Foster, Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Chester, Sessegnon, Fletcher, Yacob, McClean, Rondon, Berahino.