West Bromwich Albion fell to an away defeat at the hands of Arsenal at Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Arsenal were looking to continue their run after winning last match. West Brom had managed to pick up a single point in their encounter with Wolverhampton Wanderers. As the table looks today, Arsenal and West Brom currently occupy 9th and 19th spots in the league, with 52 points and 26 points respectively after 35 matches.
The Gunners started the game well, with Emile Smith-Rowe giving Arsenal the lead at the 29 minute mark. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Nicolas Pepe, 35 minutes in to see out the first half 2-0.
West Brom took the initiative in the second half, thanks to Matheus Pereira finding the net at the 67 minute mark. In the end though, Arsenal just before the final whistle increased their lead via a Willian goal. The game ended with a 3-1 home victory.
For Arsenal, Alexandre Lacazette, Kieran Tierney and Thomas Partey, came on for Gabriel Martinelli, Emile Smith-Rowe and Dani Ceballos. West Brom brought on Hal Robson-Kanu and Grady Diangana for Mbaye Diagne and Callum Robinson.
There were bookings for Dani Ceballos from Arsenal. For West Brom, Hal Robson-Kanu and Conor Gallagher saw yellow.
Arsenal will next play Chelsea away, with West Brom facing Liverpool at home.
|Arsenal:||Sam Johnstone, Darnell Furlong, Semi Ajayi, Kyle Bartley, Conor Townsend, Matt Phillips, Conor Gallagher, Matheus Pereira, Okay Yokuslu, Callum Robinson and Mbaye Diagne|
|West Bromwich Albion:||Bernd Leno, Calum Chambers, Rob Holding, Gabriel Magalhaes, Bukayo Saka, Nicolas Pepe, Emile Smith-Rowe, Dani Ceballos, Mohamed Elneny, Willian and Gabriel Martinelli|
|Goals:||Emile Smith-Rowe (1-0, min. 29), Nicolas Pepe (2-0, min. 35), Matheus Pereira (2-1, min. 67) and Willian (3-1, min. 90)|