Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson predicted the outcome of tomorrow's Premier League clash between the Baggies and the Gunners at the Hawthorns, when writing his regular prediction column for Sky Sports.
West Brom are in desperate need of all three points, and currently sit rock bottom of the Premier League table, three points adrift of safety, having not won a league game since August.
Arsenal, meanwhile, are equally in need of a victory, with four points currently separating themselves and fourth placed Liverpool, although they have played a game less than the Reds.
With both teams in such desperate need of maximum points, there should be a thrilling game of football on display in the Black Country tomorrow.
Merson wrote his regular prediction column for Sky Sports, and expressed his concern for West Brom head of the Gunners' visit to the Hawthorns:
"This is a massive game for West Brom. I keep reading that West Brom are unlucky in recent weeks, but they can't carry on like this. They have had more shots on goal since Alan Pardew arrived, but they really don't have many players to put the ball in the back of the net. I'm worried for West Brom. I don't see them beating Arsenal. I do see improvements under Pardew, he's playing the ball forward more, but they haven't got a goalscorer!"
Prediction: West Brom 1-3 Arsenal
The Baggies can climb as high as 17th in the table with a win tomorrow, whilst Arsenal can leapfrog bitter rivals Tottenham into fifth spot with maximum points.
The game kicks off at 16:00 and can be seen exclusively live on Sky Sports.
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