Arsenal won it late against Tony Pulis’ plucky West Brom side on Boxing Day to end a run of two straight defeats.
The Gunners who came up against a determined Albion defence had to be patient up until the 86th minute. Mesut Ozil’s fizzing cross found Olivier Giroud who headed back towards goal to evade Ben Foster’s dive.
Foster pulled off a number of great saves to keep his Albion side in a game dominated by the home side. For much of a frustrating game, The Gunners enjoyed 80% possession but were largely ineffective against the well-drilled West Brom.
But Arsenal’s persistence finally paid off when Giroud was on hand to notch up his seventh goal in five starts.
Arsenal have stayed 4th, remaining nine points behind league leaders Chelsea after The Blues beat Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth while Manchester City dispatched Hull.
Here’s how we rated the players who saw off West Brom…