Arsenal 1-0 West Brom: Giroud strike gives Gunners the win

Arsenal 1 - 0 West Bromwich Albion

  • 14" Olivier Giroud

Ref: Mike Jones
Attendance: 60,021

Arsenal Stadium Outside

Arsenal beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium earlier today.

Arsenal beat West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon courtesy of a goal from Olivier Giroud.  That single strike ensured the Gunners won their last home match of the season and gave the fans more to cheer about after they had secured Champions League football without kicking a ball on Saturday.

Giroud's goal came in the 14th minute of the match, when the Frenchman headed in a Santi Cazorla corner.

Arsenal dominated the game, having 60% of the ball, and they could have doubled their lead but Lukas Podolski saw his shot come back off the post.

The Baggies tried their best to get a goal of their own, as their 11 shots testified, and yet they managed only one effort on target.

Arsenal are now seven points clear of Everton while West Brom are in 16th place, four points above the relegation-zone.

Statistics

Arsenal

West Bromwich Albion

Possession

60.3%
39.7%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Arsenal

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Bacary Sagna
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Mathieu Flamini
  • Santiago Cazorla
  • Mesut Özil
  • Mikel Arteta
  • Lukas Podolski
  • Olivier Giroud

Substitutes

  • Vassiriki Abou Diaby
  • Lukasz Fabianski
  • Tomas Rosicky
  • Carl Jenkinson
  • Yaya Sanogo
  • Kim Källström
  • Thomas Vermaelen

West Bromwich Albion

  • Ben Foster
  • Diego Lugano
  • Chris Brunt
  • Craig Dawson
  • Jonas Olsson
  • Youssuf Mulumbu
  • Graham Dorrans
  • James Morrison
  • Morgan Amalfitano
  • Stéphane Sessegnon
  • Saido Berahino

Substitutes

  • Matej Vydra
  • Boaz Myhill
  • Liam O'Neil
  • Gareth McAuley
  • Scott Sinclair
  • Claudio Yacob
  • Victor Anichebe

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