Arsenal lost to West Brom, continuing to stay outside the Top 4
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Arsenal lost to West Brom, continuing to stay outside the Top 4

Goals: Dawson 12′ & 75′, Robson-Kanu 55′ – Sanchez 15′

The match at The Hawthorn is seen as an opportunity for Arsenal to save face after the shock of losing to Bayern Munich with a total score of 2-10 in the 1/8 round of the Champions League.

However, what Wenger and Arsenal received was only cruelty, humiliation and disappointing helplessness.

Losing 1-3 to West Brom, Arsenal had six defeats in their last nine matches in all competitions.

But Arsenal aren’t just bad about results.

Alexis is helpless when his own efforts are not enough to pull the whole Arsenal team forward.

West Brom is not Lincoln, the Fifth Division team that Arsenal crushed 5-0 in the FA Cup quarter-finals last week.

After causing the away team’s goal to wobble several times, with attacks mainly aimed at Arsenal’s right wing, West Brom scored the first goal from a set piece in the 12th minute. The away team’s defense allowed Dawson to freely choose his position.

Three minutes later, Sanchez equalized for Arsenal, with a dribble and then shot into the roof of the home team’s net after a pass from Granit Xhaka.

It was not until the second half that Wenger’s team accelerated the pace and increased the pressure on the home field.

Arsenal lost to West Brom, continuing to stay outside the Top 4

Arsenal fans are increasingly running out of patience with Wenger.

Amid that context, a mistake by David Ospina, the goalkeeper who replaced Petr Cech who was injured in the first half, made things even darker for Arsenal.

Arsenal also had a chance to equalize not long after, but Welbeck headed the ball against the bar after Xhaka’s shot.

Similar to the first goal, Arsenal’s defense showed a big problem in defending against set-piece situations.

Arsenal lost to West Brom, continuing to stay outside the Top 4

The huge limitation in defending against set pieces once again became a fatal point, causing Arsenal to lose the match.

Arsenal once made a late comeback this season, defeating Bournemouth 3-1 at the end of November 2016.

With this 1-3 defeat, Arsenal is still in fifth place in the Premier League, with five points less than fourth-place Liverpool.


West Brom: Foster – Dawson, McAuley, Evans, Nyom – Livermore, Fletcher, Brunt (Yacob 72′), Chadli (Frield 89′) – McClean, Rondon (Robson-Kanu 54′).

Arsenal: Cech (Ospina 38′) – Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal – Ramsey, Xhaka – Walcott (Giroud 65′), Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanchez (Iwobi 79′) – Welbeck.

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