To mark Matchday 17 of the Premier League, Arsenal moved to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday. If they win, Arsenal could finally kick off a league streak after their success against Chelsea and Brighton over the past two days. In their showdown, Bages didn’t win for 5 days and basically remained in a heavy 5-0 loss to Leeds last Tuesday. To lead his team to victory, Mikel Arteta has decided to trust Lacazette and especially Aubameyang, who has scored only three small goals this season. For his part, Sam Allardyce was counting on a compact and defensive team led by debtor Branislav Ivanovic.
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With heavy snowfall in Birmingham, Arsenal players started to fight in this game. The first differences arose in the right lane. Blairn was the first not to hesitate to defeat the awakened Johnston with a nice blow (the second) before Saka also tried him after a few minutes (9). The 19-year-old, very tall, also did not go far to give Obamyang a goal, but his runaway position did not allow to find the Gabonese. After struggling for more than twenty minutes, West Bromwich Albion logically conceded the first goal after a superb streak from Terni. The Scottish left-back has played Furlong with a big bridge before hitting a free kick from the right to Samuel Johnston’s window so far (0-1, 23). Confidently, Arsenal returned to the net after a soft movement initiated by Ceballos and concluded by Bocayo Saka (0-2, 28 ‘).
Lacazette seized his chance to the fullest
On his return from the locker room and on the snowy lawn that had not helped football, Arsenal did not stop attacking. Alexandre Lacazette, very active since the start of the match, had two consecutive chances (54, 56) before finally spotting the error after a very good job from Bukayo Saka, again, and especially after a bad dismissal from the defense. From Baggies (0-3, 60). The French striker even gave himself a brace a few minutes later by hitting a cross from Kieran Tierney (0-4, 65) in a penalty.
The Lyon player scored points, unlike his colleague Aubameyang, who failed several times. He twice found Johnston to be quite good (74, 80). The English goalkeeper may be the only Reda Sam Allardyce. Without him, the score would have been heavier for West Brom, who was not in this game. Despite some odds from newcomers Willian and Willock, the outcome will not budge. With their third consecutive success, Arsenal rose to 11th in the Premier League table, just six points off the Champions League qualifying spots.