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STAT PACK: Facts and figures ahead of Arsenal fixture

24 December 2016

The numbers are crunched before Gunners test


Arsenal and Albion have met 20 times in the Premier League. The Gunners have 14 wins to their name, while the Baggies have three. The three other clashes have all ended level.

Two first-half strikes from Chile international forward Alexis Sanchez secured three points from Arsenal when the two met at the Emirates last season. The Baggies had beaten the north Londoners 2-1 at The Hawthorns earlier in the campaign.

Albion’s last victory at the Emirates Stadium came on Saturday, September 25, 2010, when goals from Peter Odemwingie, Gonzalo Jara and Jerome Thomas helped them to a 3-2 triumph.

The first meeting between the Baggies and the Gunners was an FA Cup tie in 1901. Albion recorded a narrow 1-0 win in north London.

Both teams have scored in six of the last ten clashes.

Jerome Thomas scored the last time Albion recorded a victory at the Emirates 


Alexis Sanchez has been involved in 18 goals in 17 Premier League appearances this season. He has 12 goals and six assists.

Arsenal haven’t lost three successive league matches since January 2012.

The last time the Gunners suffered three league defeats in the same month was also back in January 2012.

Arsenal’s only defeat at home in the Premier League this season came on the opening day when Liverpool recorded a thrilling 4-3 victory.

Wenger’s men have scored 38 goals in the Premier League so far this season. They are second only to Liverpool who have hit the back of the net 41 times.

Alexis Sanchez is Arsenal's top scorer in the Premier League with 12 goals - second only in the division to Diego Costa (13 goals)


The Baggies have won two and lost two of their four matches so far in December. Albion haven’t won three Premier League matches in the same month since November 2012.

Winger Matt Phillips has had a hand in seven goals in his last seven Premier League appearances. He has three goals and four assists to his name.

The Baggies would be sitting in seventh based on away form in the Premier League so far in 2016/17. Tony Pulis’ side have collected nine points from eight games on the road.

Albion’s last win on Boxing Day came at QPR in 2012. Chris Brunt and an own goal from Rob Green helped us to a 2-1 win at Loftus Road.

A win at the Emirates could see the Baggies rise back to seventh in the Premier League.

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