Arsenal didn’t return to Premier League action in the fashion they would have liked this weekend, after being handed a 3-1 defeat by West Brom that hands the Gunners a significant blow in their quest for a top-four finish.

The defeat leaves Arsenal in fifth position in the table, five points behind Liverpool who face Manchester City tomorrow, whilst they could fall to sixth in the standings if Manchester United emerge victorious in their clash against Bournemouth.

With the month that Arsenal had, another defeat just before the international break was the last thing that the Gunners would have wanted and they have a huge task on their hands in the final two months of the season to salvage any sort of success and achieve minimum expectations.

Arsenal face Manchester City away from home at the start of April and a huge improvement is needed if anything positive is to come from that match- and all we can do is identify the things we learned from this horror result.