Ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action, Sportsmail will be providing you with all you need to know about every fixture, with team news, provisional squads, betting odds and Opta stats. Here is all the information you need for West Brom’s clash with Arsenal at 16:30pm on Sunday at The Hawthorns.
West Brom vs Arsenal (The Hawthorns)
West Brom’s Nacer Chadli has been ruled out for up to two months after the recurrence of his hip problem.
The forward limped off in the 3-1 defeat to Stoke last weekend and is now unlikely to return until March for the Premier League strugglers, who face Arsenal on Sunday.
Salomon Rondon is a doubt with a hamstring injury suffered in Boxing Day’s 0-0 draw with Everton while James Morrison (Achilles) remains out.
Provisional squad: Foster, Myhill, Palmer, Hegazi, McAuley, Evans, Nyom, Dawson, Gibbs, Brunt, Field, Livermore, Phillips, Krychowiak, Barry, Burke, Yacob, McClean, Robson-Kanu, Rondon, Rodriguez.
Nacer Chadli has been ruled out for two month and will miss Sunday’s game against Arsenal
Arsenal will remain without Olivier Giroud, Nacho Monreal and Aaron Ramsey for Sunday’s trip to West Brom.
Giroud and Monreal are expected to be absent until mid-January, owing to respective hamstring and ankle injuries.
Ramsey is also struggling with a hamstring problem.
Provisional squad: Cech, Ospina, Mertesacker, Holding, Mustafi, Koscielny, Chambers, Debuchy, Bellerin, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Coquelin, Wilshere, Xhaka, Elneny, Ozil, Iwobi, Sanchez, Welbeck, Walcott, Lacazette.
Arsenal will be without Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud and Nacho Monreal for Sunday’s trip
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The Baggies have won their last two home league games against Arsenal, as many as they had in their previous 23 against them at the Hawthorns.
Arsenal have scored in all 23 of their Premier League games against West Bromwich Albion, the best such 100% record in the division.
West Brom have now extended their winless run to 18 Premier League games (D9 L9) – the longest such run by a Premier League team since rivals Aston Villa endured a 19-match run ending in January 2016
This will be Arsene Wenger’s 811th Premier League game in charge – the most of any manager in the competition. He will overtake Sir Alex Ferguson, whose 810th and final game in the Premier League came against West Brom at the Hawthorns (5-5).
After an unbeaten three game start in the Premier League against Arsenal (W2 D1 L0), Alan Pardew has failed to win any of his following 12 against them (W0 D3 L9).
Indeed, Pardew has failed to win any of his first six matches with West Brom (D3 L3), with his team scoring just two goals in the process. Only once before has Pardew failed to win any of his opening seven games (all comps) in charge of a club – with West Ham in 2003.
Pardew has lost 11 of his last 12 home Premier League games against the ‘big six’ (D1) since winning 2-1 against Manchester City in April 2015 as Crystal Palace manager.
Chris Brunt has provided the most assists in the Premier League this season for West Brom
No West Brom player has provided more assists (2) or created more goalscoring chances (21) in the Premier League this season than Chris Brunt, this despite the Northern Ireland midfielder making just 10 appearances.
Alexis Sanchez has scored three goals in his last four Premier League games against West Brom, this after failing to net in his first three appearances against them in the competition.
The Gunners have conceded two goals in their previous 14 Premier League matches against sides starting that day in the relegation zone (W12 D2) and haven’t conceded more than once in any of their last 28 matches of this kind, since a 5-2 win over Reading in December 2012.
West Brom vs Arsenal
Odds (subject to change)
West Brom 22/5
Recent league form (last five games)
West Brom: LDLLD
Head-to-head league meetings
West Brom win: 34
Arsenal win: 65
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