West Brom 0-1 Arsenal: Welbeck to the rescue!

West Bromwich Albion 0 - 1 Arsenal

  • 60" Danny Welbeck

Ref: Chris Foy
Attendance: 24,228

West Brom - The Hawthorns

Arsenal defeated West Bromwich Albion 1-0 at The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon.

Arsenal ended their poor recent run by defeating West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

Danny Welbeck scored the only goal of the game to ensure the Gunners headed back to London with all three points while the return of Laurent Koscielny meant Arsenal's back-line looked considerably sturdier and earned a clean-sheet as a result.

Arsene Wenger's defence has come in for criticism in recent weeks but the French international returned to add a touch of class to the back-four, keeping man-of-the-moment Saido Berahino at bay.

The young forward almost snatched a late equaliser only to see his effort rebound off the bar, meaning the Baggies slipped to 14th in the table while Arsenal climbed  back into the top four ahead of the 3:00pm fixtures.

 

Statistics

West Bromwich Albion

Arsenal

Possession

48.4%
51.6%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

West Bromwich Albion

  • Ben Foster
  • Andre Wisdom
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Sébastien Pocognoli
  • Craig Dawson
  • Youssuf Mulumbu
  • Stéphane Sessegnon
  • Craig Gardner
  • Graham Dorrans
  • Chris Brunt
  • Saido Berahino

Substitutes

  • Chris Baird
  • Victor Anichebe
  • Brown Ideye
  • Georgios Samaras
  • Boaz Myhill
  • Cristian Gamboa
  • Gareth McAuley

Arsenal

  • Emiliano Martinez
  • Calum Chambers
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Mathieu Flamini
  • Santiago Cazorla
  • Alexis Sánchez
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Danny Welbeck
  • Olivier Giroud

Substitutes

  • Tomas Rosicky
  • Matt Macey
  • Lukas Podolski
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Héctor Bellerín
  • Joel Campbell

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