Arsenal vs West Brom: Three key battles

Arsenal take on West Brom this weekend hoping to end a run of two consecutive defeats and continue their pursuit of an illustrious title charge.

The festive period has not brought much joy to the Gunners following two away losses to Everton and Manchester City. Meanwhile, Arsenal’s visitors to the Emirates this Monday, West Brom, have lost just once in the last eight games.

The contest is set to be an intriguing affair, with pressure being heaped on the home side to produce a result that can keep them in with a chance of catching Chelsea at the table’s summit.

Tony Pulis has never won a Premier League game at the Emirates Stadium and will be hoping to end that nine-season wait on Boxing day.

How is the game going to be won and lost? We take a look at three key battles that will decide the outcome at the Emirates.