There have been further protests against the Arsenal ownership outside the ground this evening. Lovely day for it to be fair.

Here’s the mountain facing West Brom:

A bit of pre-match reading for you: here’s Jonathan Wilson on football’s billionaire owners.

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Arsenal (4-2-3-1 probable)
Leno; Chambers, Holding, Gabriel, Saka; Ceballos, Elneny; Pepe, Willian, Smith Rowe; Martinelli. Subs: Runarsson, Bellerin, Tierney, Cedric, Partey, Odegaard, Lacazette, Aubameyang, Nketiah.

West Brom (4-3-3 probable)
Johnstone; Furlong, Ajayi, Bartley, Townsend; Phillips, Yokuslu, Gallagher; Pereira, Diagne, Robinson. Subs: Button, Peltier, Taylor, O’Shea, Gardner-Hickman, Livermore, Diangana, Grant, Robson-Kanu.

Hello all. And welcome to a proper, good old Sunday night misery fest. Arsenal, who are, shall we say, not having a nice time of it, welcome West Brom, who could be relegated, to the Emirates at a kick-off time no one could possibly enjoy.

Albion need a point to stave off relegation for a few days at least and they’ve got a fighting chance. Over the past 10 games they picked up only two fewer points than Arsenal (13 to the Gunners’ 15) and Sam Allardyce has finally managed to instill some stubborness in the squad – just three defeats in the last 11 games isn’t bad going.

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