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Albion primed to get back on track - Anichebe

Baggies host Arsenal at The Hawthorns tomorrow (ko 12.45pm)

VICTOR Anichebe insists Albion have reacted positively in training to last weekend’s defeat at Chelsea and will be going all out to make amends against Arsenal.

The Baggies came off second best against unbeaten Barclays Premier League leaders Chelsea, losing 2-0 despite having to play with only 10 men for over an hour at Stamford Bridge.

The plethora of quality on offer among Jose Mourinho’s outfit was only further highlighted in midweek by their 5-0 Champions League demolition of Schalke in Germany.

But Anichebe has seen the right response from his team-mates in training this week, stressing they are keen to get back on track when Arsenal visit The Hawthorns in tomorrow’s early kick-off (12.45pm). 

“I think we’ve reacted positively,” the striker said.

“The Chelsea game was tough to take, they had a lot of opportunities in the game and we defended well. 

“We had an early sending-off, the corner we conceded from was poor as well. But we’ve come into training this week, we’ve trained well and everyone’s trained hard.

“Chelsea are an unbelievable team, even when I was watching from the sidelines you could see how good they actually are. 

“To lose to a team like that, you can’t really get down too much about it. 

“We’re over that now. We’ve got important games coming and I think we’re ready for the hard period which is about to come.

“This Saturday we’re going to go out and try and get the victory. Like I said, everyone’s been training hard this week.

“We’re as ready as we can be this weekend.”

Tickets for Albion’s clash against Arsenal are on general sale to home supporters only.

Seats for this Category A fixture are priced at £39 Adults, £29 seniors (over 60s), £25 Under-21s/Students and £15 Under-17s.

Tickets can be purchased in person from the East Stand ticket office or by phone on 0121 227 2227.