West Brom vs Arsenal – Premier League: live score, lineups and updates

West Brom vs Arsenal LIVE: It’s 19th against 14th! Gunners look to continue climb up table with third straight win while Sam Allardyce aims for first victory as Baggies manager

  • Struggling West Bromwich Albion host Arsenal in Premier League at 8pm GMT 
  • Gunners will be hoping to continue resurgence in form with third straight win 
  • Sam Allardyce takes charge of fourth Baggies game with club six from safety 
  • West Brom XI: Johnstone, O’Shea, Ivanovic, Ajayi, Furlong, Diangana, Phillips (c), Sawyers, Gallagher, Pereira, Robinson 
  • Arsenal XI: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Pablo Mari, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka, Smith-Rowe, Aubameyang (c), Lacazette
  • Latest Premier League news, live action and results can be found here
  • Premier League table – as it stands 

The Premier League’s 19th and 14th-placed teams face off in the late Saturday night kick off as West Brom welcome Arsenal to the Hawthorns.

Mikel Arteta’s men have had a miserable season so far but ended 2020 on a high and will try to make it three successive wins to start the new year.

Sam Allardyce takes charge of his fourth Baggies game after a mixed bag in his first three with 3-0 and 5-0 defeats but an encouraging 1-1 draw against champions Liverpool also included as they look to claw their way to safety.

Follow Sportsmail’s CIAN CHEESBROUGH for live EPL coverage of West Brom vs Arsenal including score, lineups and build-up. 

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0 mins: False start. The referee brings it back to take the kick off again but we are now definitely under way.

0 mins: The away side get us underway. Both sides in their usual home get-ups tonight.

We are nearly ready to go at the Hawthorns so grab your chosen drink and get comfortable. 

Feels like a big game for both sides here…

Massive task ahead for West Brom, but they will take solace from their previous home meetings in the past.

The Gunners are winless in their last three games at the Hawthorns.

Rumour has it he’s been applying sun cream in the dressing room.

It’s finished 3-3 between Brighton and Wolves after a dramatic two-goal comeback from the Seagulls.

A great one for all neutrals except West Brom fans, you feel, who are now six points from safety ahead of this one.

‘Think you’ll need some more layers, Pierre’

If Allardyce needed a reminder of how big a job he was facing at West Brom, their last game against Leeds did just that.

The new manager did not hold back on criticism of his players after the 5-0 home defeat and is now demanding a response tonight.

The Baggies boss used to pride himself as being Arsenal’s bogey team whilst in charge of Bolton, so it’s a chance to renew that tonight…

One man  is yet to make his Arsenal debut is William Saliba.

The £27m summer signing last season from St Ettiene is yet to be used by Mikel Arteta and appears to be willing to do what it takes to get a move in January…

Alexandre Lacazette comes in for Arsenal after his match-winning impact against Brighton…

Branislav Ivanovic and Matheus Pereira come in for Kieran Gibbs and Karlan Grant…

It’s going to be a cold one for all involved tonight. It might just be the kind of game where fans are grateful to not be able to attend!

As every commentator / quiz master has probably told you, the Hawthorns is the highest  stadium in the country, and the snow is piling down!

Hello and welcome to Sportsmail’s live coverage of West Brom against Arsenal in the Premier League.

Mikel Arteta’s men have had a miserable season so far but ended 2020 on a high and will try to make it three successive wins to start the new year.

With Brighton currently losing at Wolves, a first victory for Sam Allardyce in charge of the Baggies would see them close the gap from safety to two points.

Team lineups and match build-up coming shortly!

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