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  • Date:04 May 2014
  • Kick-off:13:30
  • Venue:Emirates Stadium
  • Attendance:60,021
Goal!

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93mins

Chris Brunt manages to make a clearance.

93mins

The referee signals the end of the game.

93mins

Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

92mins

Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.

91mins

Victor Anichebe has an effort at goal. Per Mertesacker gets a block in.

90mins

Clearance made by Jonas Olsson.

89mins

Header by Kim Kallstrom misses right.

87mins

Clearance made by Thomas Vermaelen.

86mins

Header by Jonas Olsson misses right.

86mins

Chance falls to Craig Dawson who heads at goal. Blocked by Bacary Sagna.

85mins

Matej Vydra is brought on as a substitute for Youssouf Mulumbu.

85mins

Saido Berahino crosses the ball.

84mins

Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.

82mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Saido Berahino on Mesut Ozil.

81mins

Clearance made by Bacary Sagna.

81mins

Clearance by Per Mertesacker.

80mins

Victor Anichebe replaces Morgan Amalfitano.

80mins

Nacho Monreal goes off and Thomas Vermaelen comes on.

78mins

Clearance made by Craig Dawson.

76mins

Lukas Podolski takes a shot and hits the post.

74mins

Mesut Ozil takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

73mins

Tomas Rosicky sends in a cross.

72mins

Header by Craig Dawson goes over the bar.

72mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Graham Dorrans.

71mins

Morgan Amalfitano has an effort at goal. Per Mertesacker gets a block in.

70mins

Tomas Rosicky on for Santi Cazorla.

69mins

Nacho Monreal challenges Saido Berahino unfairly and gives away a free kick.

68mins

Corner taken by Morgan Amalfitano.

67mins

Chris Brunt crosses the ball.

66mins

Clearance made by Mathieu Flamini.

66mins

The ball is delivered by Graham Dorrans.

65mins

Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.

64mins

Foul by Nacho Monreal on Stephane Sessegnon, free kick awarded.

63mins

Corner taken by Mesut Ozil.

63mins

Kim Kallstrom joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mikel Arteta.

62mins

Lukas Podolski crosses the ball.

61mins

Corner taken by Santi Cazorla from the right by-line.

61mins

Mesut Ozil crosses the ball.

58mins

The ball is delivered by Nacho Monreal.

57mins

Clearance made by Bacary Sagna.

57mins

Corner taken by Graham Dorrans from the right by-line.

57mins

Nacho Monreal makes a clearance.

56mins

Clearance by Diego Lugano.

56mins

Corner taken by Santi Cazorla.

55mins

Craig Dawson makes a clearance.

54mins

A cross is delivered by Santi Cazorla.

54mins

Clearance made by Craig Dawson.

52mins

Bacary Sagna crosses the ball.

51mins

Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.

50mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Morrison by Lukas Podolski.

48mins

Clearance by Laurent Koscielny.

48mins

Handball decision goes against Mikel Arteta.

47mins

The match restarts for the second half.

47mins

The ball is swung over by Nacho Monreal.

47mins

Foul by Stephane Sessegnon on Per Mertesacker, free kick awarded.

46mins

The match has reached half-time.

46mins

Diego Lugano makes a clearance.

46mins

Free kick taken by Ben Foster.

45mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Olivier Giroud on Jonas Olsson.

45mins

Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.

45mins

Centre by Saido Berahino.

43mins

Free kick taken by Santi Cazorla.

43mins

Graham Dorrans concedes a free kick for a foul on Mesut Ozil.

42mins

Unfair challenge on Morgan Amalfitano by Laurent Koscielny results in a free kick.

42mins

Olivier Giroud takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Dawson.

42mins

Chris Brunt manages to make a clearance.

41mins

The ball is swung over by Craig Dawson.

40mins

Header by Craig Dawson goes harmlessly over the bar.

40mins

Corner taken by Graham Dorrans.

39mins

The ball is crossed by Morgan Amalfitano.

38mins

Graham Dorrans restarts play with the free kick.

37mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lukas Podolski on Youssouf Mulumbu.

35mins

Bacary Sagna takes the free kick.

35mins

Foul by Stephane Sessegnon on Mathieu Flamini, free kick awarded.

35mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Mesut Ozil.

33mins

Shot by Saido Berahino cleared the target.

32mins

Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

32mins

Graham Dorrans takes a brilliant shot. Wojciech Szczesny fumbles the ball.

31mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Saido Berahino on Bacary Sagna.

29mins

Mathieu Flamini takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Craig Dawson gets a block in.

27mins

Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.

25mins

Clearance made by Diego Lugano.

24mins

Header by James Morrison goes to the left of the goal.

23mins

Clearance by Per Mertesacker.

22mins

The ball is crossed by Graham Dorrans.

21mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mathieu Flamini on Youssouf Mulumbu.

20mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Santi Cazorla.

19mins

Jonas Olsson restarts play with the free kick.

18mins

Stephane Sessegnon fouled by Mikel Arteta, the ref awards a free kick.

17mins

Clearance made by Craig Dawson.

17mins

The ball is swung over by Nacho Monreal.

16mins

Per Mertesacker makes a clearance.

15mins

Nacho Monreal takes the free kick.

15mins

James Morrison concedes a free kick for a foul on Lukas Podolski.

14mins

Corner taken by Santi Cazorla. Olivier Giroud scores. Arsenal 1-0 West Brom.Assist on the goal came from Santi Cazorla.

13mins

Santi Cazorla takes a shot. Blocked by Youssouf Mulumbu.

13mins

Santi Cazorla takes a shot. Youssouf Mulumbu gets a block in.

12mins

Clearance made by Craig Dawson.

9mins

Nacho Monreal sends in a cross.

9mins

Centre by Nacho Monreal.

7mins

Saido Berahino takes a shot. Laurent Koscielny gets a block in.

7mins

Clearance by Laurent Koscielny.

6mins

Bacary Sagna makes a clearance.

4mins

Free kick taken by Per Mertesacker.

2mins

A cross is delivered by Morgan Amalfitano.

The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

Match Preview

It's all about margins for Wenger Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels it is strange to see such a wide points gap from top to bottom in a Premier League season which has proved anyone can beat anyone. The Gunners host West Brom on Sunday, one of several sides who are not yet mathematically secure of their top-flight status heading into the final two matches. The campaign has been so full of unexpected results - including a win for the Baggies at Old Trafford in September, a first for 35 years - that they can no longer be considered as genuine shocks, with Sunderland's recent win at Chelsea the latest case in point. Considering the need for all sides to guard against complacency when coming up against teams below them, Wenger believes the fact leaders Liverpool have more than double the points amassed by 12th-placed Swansea makes no logical sense. He said: "It is strange because it looks like every big team could lose everywhere (this season) and you would think that the difference between the teams has been much closer. "But if you look at the points, the gap between the top teams and the bottom teams is bigger than any other year before, so there's a little bit of a contradiction between what we've observed visually and mathematically." Wenger, though, is determined not to allow his side to fall victim to another statistical anomaly this weekend, when Arsenal could wrap up fourth place and with it a shot at Champions League qualification once again. "One of the ingredients we have this season is a response when everybody was writing us off," said Wenger. "We've always responded in a very strong way, which means the mentality is strong and healthy and united inside the camp. "The challenge now is of course to beat West Brom. "If you look at the names that they have in the team, they're a good side, so we must play with a good focus and feel that we get stronger in every game. "Recently we've been better in every game and controlled much better the games compared to one month ago." Arsenal's title challenge faded after the turn of the year when they were unable to overcome the loss of key men like Theo Walcott, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil to various spells of injury. "We have missed some vital games and that is the regret we have of the season, some turning points in the season away from home where we failed to turn up with the right performance," Wenger said. "Overall, though, we have been remarkably consistent. "We played in the Champions League against Bayern, we are in the final of the FA Cup, coming through having played many big teams, we are seven points off Liverpool, who only played one competition. "But in the Premier League. yes we missed some games and we pay for it now." West Brom's Spanish boss Pepe Mel believes Wenger would have been sacked had he experienced a similar trophy drought in La Liga. Wenger's barren spell with the Gunners stretches back nine years, yet the north London club have kept faith with their French manager. Mel has the utmost respect for his opposite number, but the former Real Betis boss admits such a poor recent record would not be acceptable at a top Spanish side. "I don't think Arsene would have survived in Spain," he said. "Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid is a good example. Three months ago he was under real pressure and now they are in the Champions League final. "In Spain, England and Germany it is always the same, the head coach lives for the results. "But I'm not surprised Arsene is still in a job as I agree with Arsenal. He has a good philosophy." Mel believes his side need one more point to effectively secure their top flight safety. The Spaniard endured a difficult start to life at The Hawthorns after replacing Steve Clarke in January, with victories hard to come by and off-field problems - such as the sale of Shane Long to Hull and the Nicolas Anelka 'Quenelle' saga - exacerbating the situation. However, victory against West Ham put them on the verge of survival and Mel admits his job is more enjoyable at the moment. "I enjoy my job and being at West Brom, and the fans," he said. "But January and February were very, very difficult for me, with Long leaving and the Anelka situation and more. "The most important thing is at the end, though. "If West Brom stay in the Premier League it is good work. But I want more than safety. "I'm ambitious and want more. It's not enough. The next season in 17th is not enough. I want more. We want next season to be even better."

Formation:4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

Formation: 4411Manager: Pepe Mel

West Brom

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Mathieu Flamini
  • Mikel Arteta
  • Santi Cazorla
  • Mesut Ozil
  • Lukas Podolski
  • Olivier Giroud
  • SUBS
  • Thomas Vermaelen
  • Tomas Rosicky
  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Yaya Sanogo
  • Abou Diaby
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • Kim Kallstrom

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DDLWWW
  • Arsenal
  • VS
  • West Brom
  • LDWDLW

Last Meetings

  • West Brom
  • 1 - 1
  • Arsenal
  • 06/10/2013
  • West Brom
  • 1 - 2
  • Arsenal
  • 06/04/2013
  • Arsenal
  • 2 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 08/12/2012
  • West Brom
  • 2 - 3
  • Arsenal
  • 13/05/2012
  • Arsenal
  • 3 - 0
  • West Brom
  • 05/11/2011
  • West Brom
  • 2 - 2
  • Arsenal
  • 19/03/2011

Top Scorers

Arsenal

  • O Giroud 14
  • A Ramsey 9
  • L Podolski 8
  • T Walcott 5
  • M Ozil 5
  • SG Cazorla 4
  • J Wilshere 3
  • T Rosicky 2
  • P Mertesacker 2
  • M Flamini 2
  • N Bendtner 2
  • L Koscielny 2
  • A Oxlade-Chamberlain 2
  • B Sagna 1
  • S Gnabry 1

West Brom

  • S Sessegnon 4
  • M Amalfitano 4
  • S Berahino 4
  • C Brunt 3
  • V Anichebe 3
  • M Vydra 3
  • G McAuley 2
  • G Dorrans 2
  • Y Mulumbu 2
  • KG Thievy 2
  • L Ridgewell 1
  • DA Lugano 1
  • J Olsson 1
  • C Yacob 1

Goals

Arsenal

    • Total goals 106
    • Goals per game 65
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 10 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

West Brom

    • Total goals 83
    • Goals per game 42
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 9 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 10 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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