Wilshere goes from zero to hero as Arsenal save 1-1 draw with West Brom

West Bromwich Albion 1 - 1 Arsenal

  • 42" Claudio Yacob
  • 63" Jack Wilshere

Ref: Lee Mason
Attendance: 24,839

West Brom - The Hawthorns

Arsenal have drawn 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns.

Arsenal had a Jack Wilshere goal to thank for a share of the spoils in an end-to-end game that deserved no loser.

West Brom gave as good as they got, and the likes of Nicolas Anelka, Stephane Sessegnon and Morgan Almafitano all threatened early on, with Wojciech Szczesny even making a stunning save.

But he had no chance with Claudio Yacob’s expertly placed downward header, his first goal for the club, with gave The Baggies the lead.

The second half started much the same, but when Tomas Rosicky stripped off to enter the fray everyone expected to see Wilshere’s number go up.

The England international was absolutely woeful in the first half. He was unable to keep the ball, find his man or do anything positive - with a late yellow card the cherry on top a dreary first-half cake.

But it was his half volley, with a deflection off of Jonas Olsson, which beat Boaz Myhill in the West Brom goal - and proved to be the final goal in a 1-1 draw.

Statistics

West Bromwich Albion

Arsenal

Possession

44.1%
55.9%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

West Bromwich Albion

  • Boaz Myhill
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Liam Ridgewell
  • Billy Jones
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Morgan Amalfitano
  • Saido Berahino
  • Stéphane Sessegnon
  • Claudio Yacob
  • Youssuf Mulumbu
  • Nicolas Anelka

Substitutes

  • James Morrison
  • Diego Lugano
  • Markus Rosenberg
  • Luke Daniels
  • Shane Long
  • Chris Brunt
  • Goran Popov

Arsenal

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • Mathieu Flamini
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Jack Wilshere
  • Mesut Özil
  • Mikel Arteta
  • Olivier Giroud

Substitutes

  • Nacho Monreal
  • Thomas Vermaelen
  • Serge Gnabry
  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Tomas Rosicky
  • Ryo Miyaichi
  • Nicklas Bendtner

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