Arsenal ranks 13th in the league table, after 16 rounds, with 20 points, 13 points behind leaders Liverpool, while West Brom is in the penultimate position with 8 points. It is expected that Mohamed Al Nani will participate in the middle of the Arsenal stadium, facing today, after playing all the previous five matches.
Arsenal, led by technical director Mikel Arteta, seeks to invest the high spirits of its players, after winning the last two rounds against Chelsea and Brighton, after the team suffered from the absence of victories for 8 consecutive rounds, in order to restore the team to its natural place in the Premier League table, After his ranking fell sharply this season.
As for the West Bromwich Albion team, which has achieved only one victory this season, it suffers from fluctuating results severely, even with the arrival of its new coach, veteran Sam Allardyce, and the team drew away from Manchester City and Liverpool, to return afterwards and lost five at home in front of Leeds United, and if its results continue with this decline, will undoubtedly return to the First Division next season.
Arteta said at the match press conference: “ Sometimes it is difficult in this game to explain your reasons for losing matches and perform much better than the opponent you lose from, and sometimes when you do not deserve this much of winning matches this is what it is, but what was clear was that We had to win matches to take the pressure off everyone, we did but there is still a long way to go. ”
Arteta spoke of the need to reduce the squad in the January transfer window, saying, “Well we have a great team and we knew that and many things that we wanted to do in the summer, and we couldn’t achieve them for various reasons. There are some players who will go for it.” They are leaving, and this is the priority at the moment. “