Premier League Preview: West Brom vs. Arsenal

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Two clubs looking to get their Premier League mojo back on track meet Saturday at the Hawthorns (Watch live at 8:30 a.m. EDT on NBCSN and online via

West Brom was sniffing the rarefied air of a potential European spot before losing back-to-back contests against Crystal Palace and Everton, while Arsene Wenger‘s Gunners have found winning a problem in the Premier League, too.

The Baggies won’t have influential Scottish duo Matty Phillips and James Morrison for the early morning battle. For Arsenal, Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be match day decisions, with Mohamed Elneny available for selection.

What they’re saying

West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster on the two losses““It’s been a good season but we can’t let it go waste and go on holiday early doors. We’ve got 10 games left now, we can’t let it go and turn into a damp squib. We’ve just got to keep it going.”

Arsene Wenger on West Brom’s success: “They have a big experience, they are well organized, physically very strong and very efficient on set-pieces. I think they’re the team who have scored more goals than anybody else on set-pieces.”


The injuries may be too much for the Baggies, as Arsenal is too big of a club to continue to risk their European standing. Gunners, 2-0.