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  • Date:08 Dec 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Emirates Stadium
  • Attendance:60,083
  • Arteta - pen (25) Arteta - pen (63)
Goal!

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93:20 +3.20

Olivier Giroud is ruled offside. Gareth McAuley takes the indirect free kick.

90:44 +0.44

Corner taken short by Lukas Podolski.

89:58

Strike by Lukas Podolski from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

89:38

Lukas Podolski has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Steven Reid gets a block in.

88:58

The assistant referee signals for offside against Shane Long. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

88:30

Jack Wilshere takes a shot. Blocked by Jonas Olsson.

85:55

Tomas Rosicky is adjudged to have handled the ball. Chris Brunt delivers the ball, Close range header by Romelu Lukaku misses to the right of the target. (Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Lukas Podolski coming on for Santi Cazorla.

85:40

Shane Long takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.

84:49

Markus Rosenberg is ruled offside. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.

82:31

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tomas Rosicky. Youssouf Mulumbu takes the free kick.

80:53

Handball by Jack Wilshere. Direct free kick taken by James Morrison.

80:06

Shane Long is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Yao Gervinho leaves the field to be replaced by Tomas Rosicky. Wojciech Szczesny takes the indirect free kick.

79:41

Chris Brunt takes a shot. Francis Coquelin gets a block in.

77:55

Steven Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Santi Cazorla. Steven Reid goes into the book. Mikel Arteta has an effort direct from the free kick.

76:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Brunt by Mikel Arteta. Francis Coquelin comes on in place of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Direct free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

74:54

Markus Rosenberg is brought on as a substitute for Zoltan Gera.

73:26

Santi Cazorla takes a short corner.

72:37

Youssouf Mulumbu challenges Jack Wilshere unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Santi Cazorla, Jonas Olsson manages to make a clearance.

67:47

Shane Long concedes a free kick for a foul on Yao Gervinho. Santi Cazorla shoots direct from the free kick, Shane Long gets a block in.

67:17

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Olivier Giroud misses to the right of the target.

66:12

Per Mertesacker receives a yellow card for dissent. Inswinging corner taken by Zoltan Gera from the left by-line, save by Wojciech Szczesny. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yao Gervinho by Youssouf Mulumbu. Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

65:28

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt, clearance by Per Mertesacker.

64:38

Steven Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yao Gervinho. Kieran Gibbs restarts play with the free kick.

62:26

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain by Chris Brunt. Mikel Arteta scores a placed penalty. Arsenal 2-0 West Brom.Assist by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

61:19

Romelu Lukaku is brought on as a substitute for Peter Odemwingie. Inswinging corner taken by Zoltan Gera from the left by-line.

60:12

Mikel Arteta concedes a free kick for a foul on Zoltan Gera. Steven Reid delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Mikel Arteta makes a clearance.

59:30

Yao Gervinho takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.

59:09

Yao Gervinho takes a shot. Blocked by Jonas Olsson.

56:47

Corner taken left-footed by Chris Brunt from the right by-line, Header from close in by Gareth McAuley misses to the left of the goal. Chris Brunt receives a yellow card for dissent.

56:14

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Yao Gervinho misses to the right of the target.

54:43

Mikel Arteta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zoltan Gera. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

54:12

Foul by Shane Long on Jack Wilshere, free kick awarded. Thomas Vermaelen takes the free kick.

52:57

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jack Wilshere. Booking for Jonas Olsson for unsporting behaviour. Olivier Giroud is given a yellow card. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

49:52

Shane Long fouled by Per Mertesacker, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Chris Brunt, Mikel Arteta makes a clearance.

46:16

Foul by Mikel Arteta on Zoltan Gera, free kick awarded. A cross is delivered by Chris Brunt, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Gareth McAuley misses to the right of the target.

45:31 +0.31

Headed effort from the edge of the area by Zoltan Gera goes wide of the right-hand upright.

44:17

Inswinging corner taken by Santi Cazorla, Shot from deep inside the area by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain goes over the bar.

42:21

Foul by Mikel Arteta on Youssouf Mulumbu, free kick awarded. Youssouf Mulumbu takes the free kick.

41:25

Corner taken by Santi Cazorla played to the near post, clearance by Shane Long.

41:08

Yao Gervinho takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.

39:06

Zoltan Gera fouled by Bacary Sagna, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Chris Brunt, free kick awarded for a foul by Jonas Olsson on Per Mertesacker. Direct free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

36:55

Jack Wilshere produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

35:09

Thomas Vermaelen challenges Peter Odemwingie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Brunt crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing. The official flags Jonas Olsson offside. Wojciech Szczesny takes the indirect free kick.

30:36

The offside flag is raised against Olivier Giroud. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.

29:10

Corner taken right-footed by Santi Cazorla from the left by-line to the near post, Per Mertesacker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonas Olsson. Boaz Myhill takes the direct free kick.

27:39

The official flags Chris Brunt offside. Indirect free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.

26:45

Kieran Gibbs is caught offside. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.

24:17

Steven Reid gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Santi Cazorla. Penalty taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta and scored. Arsenal 1-0 West Brom.Assist by Santi Cazorla.

22:29

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Chris Brunt goes wide of the right-hand upright.

20:54

Unfair challenge on Youssouf Mulumbu by Jack Wilshere results in a free kick. Youssouf Mulumbu restarts play with the free kick.

20:14

The assistant referee signals for offside against Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Indirect free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

16:11

Santi Cazorla produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

15:14

Jack Wilshere takes a shot. Jonas Olsson gets a block in.

14:39

Goran Popov challenges Bacary Sagna unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Santi Cazorla from right wing, Steven Reid manages to make a clearance.

12:22

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Santi Cazorla from the left by-line, Jonas Olsson makes a clearance.

10:47

Santi Cazorla has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

6:34

Per Mertesacker fouled by Shane Long, the ref awards a free kick. Wojciech Szczesny takes the direct free kick.

5:57

Goran Popov replaces Liam Ridgewell.

4:57

Unfair challenge on Bacary Sagna by Zoltan Gera results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Bacary Sagna.

4:04

Effort from inside the area by Yao Gervinho misses to the left of the target.

3:31

Corner taken right-footed by Santi Cazorla from the left by-line, clearance by Steven Reid.

2:25

Youssouf Mulumbu fouled by Mikel Arteta, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Youssouf Mulumbu.

Match Preview

Wenger demands urgent response from Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger accepts Arsenal have little margin for error if they are to force their way back up the Barclays Premier League table, starting with Saturday's match against West Brom. The home defeat by Swansea last weekend made it just two wins in eight matches since the international break as the Gunners slumped to 10th place. While Wenger maintains there is plenty of time left to make up the gap on the top four - which currently stands at five points - the Arsenal manager knows his beleaguered team cannot produce many more below-par performances as they prepare to tackle the fifth-placed Baggie at Emirates Stadium. "The danger of our situation is the margin for error is very small, but it is also a good opportunity to show we can be consistent, and I believe we can be," Wenger said. "Let's not go overboard. We have 24 games to play, we are in all the competitions, how many clubs would love to [be], so it is down to us to make the season right and to turn the season around well on our side. "I am confident we will and I believe we have the quality to do it." Midfielder Mikel Arteta was one of several first-team regulars to miss the midweek Champions League trip to Olympiacos, where a 2-1 defeat saw the Gunners miss out on top spot in Group B and with it seeding for the last 16. The Spaniard revealed the squad were determined to put matters right on Saturday, with many having worked overtime at London Colney, analysing recent performances on DVD. Wenger is confident of the desired response. He said: "There is one thing I don't question and that is the attitude and spirit of this team. But I can say that all day - what is important is that we win the game when we play, and that is what we want to do. "We were a bit jaded [against Swansea], even if that is not accepted by many players, because we had two away games after the Champions League. I am confident we have refreshed and can show that. The Gunners will be without forwards Lukas Podolski (hamstring) and Theo Walcott (calf). Defender Bacary Sagna (foot) is a major doubt, but Laurent Koscielny (thigh) is definitely out. Full-back Andre Santos (stomach muscle) and midfielder Abou Diaby (thigh) continue their rehabilitation. Steve Clarke expects a positive response from West Brom after their mini-slump but insists what they achieve over an entire season is how success or failure should be judged. The Baggies are looking to bounce back from successive defeats against Swansea and Stoke after previously climbing to third spot in the Barclays Premier League. It has led to critics questioning whether Albion have the credentials to sustain their flying start although Clarke is adamant there have been no idle boasts from within the squad. Head coach Clarke said: "I'm not looking for a response, I'm expecting it because that's what they've done before. We've had two defeats before this season, then we lost two games in the space of four days last week. "It is not a disaster in terms of the whole picture and what we are trying to do this season. It is the Premier League and it is a difficult place to win week in and week out. "Even the top sides don't win every week. There is no reason to expect you should win every game. "It's a league where you can have a run of difficult results. Our aim is to make sure we get back on a positive footing as soon as possible with a good performance at the Emirates this weekend." Clarke added: "We've never said that we are a top-six side, we've never said anything about the team. "All we've said is that we are a good, honest, hard-working bunch, we know we can compete in the Premier League and we try to do that every week. "We haven't tried to pigeonhole ourselves at all. We are working towards the whole season - not a bunch of five or six fixtures. We work towards the points total for the whole season." Clarke has virtually a full squad to choose from. Goalkeeper Ben Foster is the only absentee as he continues his rehabilitation work after undergoing a second groin operation, with Boaz Myhill again deputising. Clarke has to decide whether to recall the likes of striker Peter Odemwingie and midfielders James Morrison and skipper Chris Brunt, who were rested for last weekend's encounter with Stoke.

Formation:433Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

Formation: 442Manager: Steve Clarke

West Brom

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Thomas Vermaelen
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Jack Wilshere
  • Mikel Arteta
  • Santi Cazorla
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Yao Gervinho
  • Olivier Giroud
  • SUBS
  • Damian Martinez
  • Tomas Rosicky
  • Lukas Podolski
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Sebastien Squillaci
  • Francis Coquelin
  • Carl Jenkinson

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Form Guide

    LDWDDL
  • Arsenal
  • VS
  • West Brom
  • WWWWLL

Last Meetings

  • West Brom
  • 2 - 3
  • Arsenal
  • 13/05/2012
  • Arsenal
  • 3 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 05/11/2011
  • West Brom
  • 2 - 2
  • Arsenal
  • 19/03/2011
  • Arsenal
  • 2 - 3
  • West Brom
  • 25/09/2010
  • West Brom
  • 1 - 3
  • Arsenal
  • 03/03/2009
  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 16/08/2008

Top Scorers

Arsenal

  • L Podolski 4
  • SG Cazorla 4
  • T Walcott 4
  • O Giroud 4
  • YK Gervinho 3
  • M Arteta 1
  • P Mertesacker 1
  • L Koscielny 1

West Brom

  • S Long 5
  • R Lukaku 4
  • Z Gera 3
  • PO Odemwingie 3
  • J Morrison 3
  • G McAuley 1
  • M Fortune 1
  • Y Mulumbu 1

Goals

Arsenal

    • Total goals 40
    • Goals per game 24
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Brom

    • Total goals 40
    • Goals per game 24
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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