Arsenal is defeated by West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League
West Bromwich Albion gained a 3-1 home victory against Arsenal, who got their fourth loss from five Premier League games on 18th of March.
Craig Dawson opened the score on 12th minute from a corner, giving the Baggies a superb start.
The Gunners trailed after home effort and managed to equalize 3 minutes after the opener, with Alexis Sanchez’s close strike. They dominated throughout the game with a 77% possession, but couldn’t claim another goal till the end.
10 minutes after the break, the substitute Hal Robson-Kanu scored the second one for Baggies to put them in front again. Craig Dawson sealed the win with his second ball 15 minutes before the end with another effort from the corner.
Arsenal had it difficult as their goalkeeper Petr Cech was injured and was unable to play further.
There were two camps present – one pro and another anti-Wenger. The anti-Wenger side could be heard booing when Sanchez was substituted holding their banners ‘Enough is Enough’ and ‘No New Contract’. The Gunners emerged as top second in the 97-98 and 2004-05, but never gained the title often dropping below 4th. Wenger could still sign his contract for a two-year extension, but it stays uncertain, whether the manager or the club will want this.
West Brom beat for the first time a top seven team in this season, however, they still never got more than 49 points. Their win against Arsenal should deliver them enough confidence in the upcoming challenges.