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Arsenal are preparing to face West Brom in an away Premier League game on Saturday, January 2. Ahead of the game, BBC football expert Mark Lawrenson has stated his prediction.
“If you are Sam Allardyce, what do you say to the West Brom players after they were taken apart by Leeds?
“Allardyce was full of praise for them after their excellent draw with Liverpool, but they were all over the place against Marcelo Bielsa’s side in midweek.
“Is he just going to sit in this time, and basically say “we start with a point and I’m happy if we finish with one”?
“I don’t see that game plan working against Arsenal.
“The Gunners were in awful form before Christmas but they have won their last two games, and are just starting to play well. They could quite easily go on a nice little run now.
“After going to The Hawthorns, they start January with home league games against Crystal Palace and Newcastle, and host the Magpies in the FA Cup. All of those fixtures look winnable for them.”
Lawrenson’s score prediction: 0-2