Everything you need to know ahead of the Boxing Day clash
Albion's season continues on Boxing Day as they make the trip to North London to face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
After successive defeats, Arsene Wenger's men have dropped to fourth in the Premier League. 2-1 reverses at Everton and Manchester City have prompted yet more speculation about the Gooners title credentials. But Wenger will be looking at a run of three fixtures in eight days, starting with the Baggies, as an opportunity to get back on track.
Last time out
Having already secured their Premier League status for another year, Albion were undone at the Emirates in April last season by a first-half double from Alexis Sanchez.
THREE AND EASY: Jerome Thomas wraps it up for Albion at Arsenal in 2010
Jonny Evans remains a doubt for the Baggies after missing the last two games through injury.
Arsenal's injury list is substantially larger. Welbeck, Cazorla, Mertesacker, Debuchy, Mustafi and Oxlade-Chamberlain all look likely to miss out.
Eighth at Christmas with 23 points, Albion have made an impressive start to the campaign. With the Baggies conceding just 1.24 goals per game, Claudio Yacob has played a key role in shutting out the opposition. Since his move to The Hawthorns, Yacob has made 432 tackles in the Premier League, a club high.
Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez is second in the rankings for both goals (12) and assists (6) in the league this season. Only Diego Costa has scored more (13), with Kevin De Bruyne leading the way for assists (9). Theo Walcott, meanwhile, has scored three in his last five.
From the archive
Robert Earnshaw bagged the equaliser as Albion came from one nil down to draw with Arsenal at Highbury in 2004.
Head to head
Since Albion beat Woolwich Arsenal 1-0 in the FA Cup in 1901, the two sides have met 135 times.
The Baggies have won 37 of those fixtures, drawing 30.
RED AND BLUE: Peter Odemwingie and Jack Wilshere clash in 2012
Seats are now sold out for the Boxing Day clash.
Coach travel, leaving Kidderminster at 8.30am, Stourbridge and Lye at 8.45am and The Hawthorns at 9.30am, is on offer for £21.
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