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Arsenal v West Brom: Gunners’ tough time to finally end

| 07.12.2012

In case you hadn’t noticed, Arsenal aren’t having the best of times at the moment.

They’re struggling defensively, struggling in attack, struggling to keep many of their fans onside and are already out of the Premier League title race. They’re struggling.

Which is why they’re a relatively long 1/2 to pick up all three points against a West Brom side who have also suffered a dip in form in recent weeks.

The Baggies have lost both of their last two Premier League games – against Swansea and Stoke – having won each of their previous four matches.

Steve Clarke’s men are currently 5/1 to pick up all three points at the Emirates and have seen off the Gunners in north London fairly recently, winning 3-2 there back in 2010.

However, their meeting there last season saw Arsene Wenger’s side emerge comfortable 3-0 winners and, while as convincing a win may not be on the cards this time out (it can be backed at 10/1), the Gunners should tear up the form guide and emerge victorious.

They rested several first team players in their mid-week Champions League defeat to Olympiacos and, with the likes of Jack Wilshere returning to full fitness, they should have enough to get the win, especially considering West Brom’s less than stellar away record.

The Baggies emergence as semi-serious Champions League qualification candidates has been built on their excellent home form (the third best in the division), while they’ve won just two of their seven away games – and they were against the less than formidable Wigan and Sunderland.

Lumping on Arsenal to win at 1/2 looks to be the bet to take on.

All odds and markets accurate as of publication’s time and date



Richard Anderson