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Arsenal vs West Brom – Arsenal injuries to have no bearing on result

| 25.09.2010

West Brom are not the best of Premier League travellers, so it seems unlikely that they will win a rare away game at Arsenal, despite Arsene Wenger having to cope with a lengthy injury list.

Match Odds

Thomas Vermaelen, Cesc Fabregas, Robin Van Persie, Theo Walcott and Nicklas Bendtner will all definitely miss Arsenal’s home clash with West Brom, while the likes of Emmanuel Eboue and Tomas Rosicky are also doubtful.

Despite this, Arsenal are still 1/5 to beat West Brom in the Premier League betting odds and Arsene Wenger should still have the talent at his disposal to comfortably see off the Baggies.

Arsenal have won eight of their last nine games at the Emirates and in this process have kept seven clean sheets and conceded just two goals.

Meanwhile, they have failed to score in just one of their latest 18 Premier League matches, meaning that West Brom will face a tough challenge in keeping a clean sheet.

On the flip side, Roberto Di Matteo’s men have lost 14 of their last 18 Premier League away matches and have taken just four points from a possible 54.

They have not even managed to find the target in the last four of these and are 14/1 to beat Arsenal, which is something they have failed to do in an away game in 27 years.

Total Goals

Despite their winless streak, West Brom have generally managed to keep things fairly tight away to Arsenal and have conceded just seven goals in their last four visits.

It is 7/4 that under 2.5 goals are scored in the game and 4/6 that under 3.5 goals are scored.

The most recent meeting between the two came in last season’s Carling Cup and resulted in an Arsenal second string winning 2-0 at the Emirates. See the full Arsenal vs West Brom match betting market.



Ed Needham