After back to back wins (against Chelsea and Brighton) we get the chance to make it three as we make the journey up to West Brom today.
It’s far to say things have not been going to plan this season, with many players off the boil, injury problems and just bad luck contributing to find ourselves languishing near the bottom of the league but a win today would put us in a great position to bounce back.
West Brom may prove tricky since Sam Allardicio has taken over the reins, getting a deserved point at Anfield, then falling to a 5-0 thumping home defeat to Leeds the week after.
Despite limping off at Brighton, Bukayo Saka is expected to be fit for Arsenal and judging by the training photos this week it looks like there could be a return for Luiz and Willian. Thomas Partey, despite being involved in full training probably won’t feature while Gabriel misses out through coronavirus and Reiss Nelson, while on the comeback trail won’t be available either.
Ex-Gooner Kieran Gibbs looks likely to miss the game after missing the defeat by Leeds.
The last time we played West Brom at The Hawthorns was another ‘Mike Dean Show’ on New Year’s Eve in 2018. The cheating, biased ref ensuring we didn’t win all three points by given an absolute nonsense of a penalty for a Calum Chambers ‘handball’ in the last minute. The game ended 1-1, what a ****.
Anyway, the game kicks off at 8pm on BT Sport and as we’re used to these days will be played behind closed doors.