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Premier League Preview: West Brom vs. Arsenal

Arsenal v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal battles with James Chester and James McClean of West Bromwich Albion during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium on April 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

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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.

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