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Myhill: Bring on the leaders!

Keeper looking to extend recent form against Arsenal

BOAZ Myhill has called on his Albion team-mates to build on back-to-back Barclays Premier League victories over Sunderland and Manchester United when they host Arsenal on Sunday (ko 4pm). 

The Baggies are undefeated in their last three league outings and are perched in tenth place after six games.  

“It’s up to us to keep our league form going,” said Myhill.

“I’m not sure what team Arsenal will put out but I’m sure it will be slightly different to the one we played in the Capital One Cup.

“I’m sure they will see playing us now as a different proposition to what it was last week. 

“The United result is a massive thing for us going into the game.

“A lot has been made of what was seen as a slightly sticky start to the season.

“But we’ve turned that early form around and our win on Saturday was probably not expected by most people outside of the club.

“We’re happy that we’ve got things going in the right direction.

“Saturday was a solid, well-drilled performance and the lads should take a lot of credit from that.

“If you’re at Manchester United, you need to stay in the game for as long as you can.

“But our performance wasn’t defensive. We played some really good football and were difficult to break down.

“They put in a great shift and we should all be proud of that.”

Myhill revealed Old Trafford goalscorer Morgan Amalfitano displays the composure he showed in netting Albion's opener day in, day out at the club.

But he claimed doing it on the Premier League stage took nerves of steel.

“Morgan does that every day in training,” Myhill added.

“But it’s a different kettle of fish at Old Trafford in front of 75,000 people!

“He’s a top player and showed a great deal of composure to score the way he did.

“Moments like that change games.

“Morgan has impressed everyone since he arrived at the club.”