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[dropcap]M[/dropcap]onday Night Football from the Emirates with the Gunners playing host to West Brom.

It should be fairly straight-forward for Arsenal but the way they are playing at the moment the usual roller-coaster looks on the cards.

West Brom beat Arsenal 3-1 at the Hawthorns in March and this same fixture finished 1-0 to Arsenal in December thanks to Olivier Giroud scoring the only goal of the match on 86 minutes.

West Brom have made a solid start to the new season with wins against Bournemouth and Burnley but have since had two draws against Stoke and West Ham and were beaten 3-1 by Brighton at the Amex.

Itโ€™s the start of a busy week for Arsenal with a Europa League away trip to Belarus to play Bate Borisov on Thursday and back at the Emirates on Sunday for the visit of Brighton.

Arsenalโ€™s manager Arsene Wenger said: “West Brom have the culture of the Premier League, a manager who knows how the league works. They are very strong on set-pieces, solid defensively – it’s tough to score against them.”

Wenger will be without the services of Danny Welbeck who is out for a month with a groin injury but both Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott could return after injury.

For WBA Gareth Barry is all set for a record 633rd Premier League appearance.

Barry said: “As crazy as it sounds after all these years, my focus will be on winning the game.

“When you make your debut as a young kid you’re never setting yourself a target like this. Even when you play 500 games you think you’re coming to the end of your career and you’re not expecting to play many more games.”

Arsenal v West Brom
Premier League
20:00 Sky Sports Premier / Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Ultra HD

(Maximum 10 matches)
Mar 2017 PREMIER West Brom 3-1 Arsenal
Dec 2016 PREMIER Arsenal 1-0 West Brom
Apr 2016 PREMIER Arsenal 2-0 West Brom
Nov 2015 PREMIER West Brom 2-1 Arsenal
May 2015 PREMIER Arsenal 4-1 West Brom
Nov 2014 PREMIER West Brom 0-1 Arsenal
May 2014 PREMIER Arsenal 1-0 West Brom
Oct 2013 PREMIER West Brom 1-1 Arsenal
Sep 2013 CAPITAL ONE CUP West Brom 1-1 Arsenal
Apr 2013 PREMIER West Brom 1-2 Arsenal

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