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Summary

  1. Dawson heads West Brom opener from Chadli corner
  2. Sanchez equalises with 22nd goal of season
  3. Sub Robson-Kanu restores Baggies' lead a minute after coming on
  4. Dawson scores his second with another header
  5. Cech taken off injured, replaced by Ospina

Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

West Brom 3-1 Arsenal

A really good win for West Brom. Another crushing defeat for Arsenal.

What now Arsene?

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West Brom 3-1 Arsenal

Kevin Kilbane

Former Republic of Ireland winger on 5 live

I've never seen this many "Wenger out" banners from this group of core travelling supporters. 

It must be hurtful for him. 

Wenger Out banners
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West Brom 3-1 Arsenal

Arsenal corner. Nothing comes from it. That third goal destroyed any hope the Gunners had here. The Gunners have dug themselves out of some holes to finish in the top four in the past. This might be the deepest yet, though.

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West Brom 3-1 Arsenal

Late change for West Brom. They are bringing on a homegrown youth. He looks about 12 but Sam Field is in fact 18. He replaces Nacer Chadli.

'Groundhog Day'

West Brom 3-1 Arsenal

Kevin Kilbane

Former Republic of Ireland winger on 5 live

It does feel a little like Groundhog Day. 

They have had no pace anywhere at all and nothing from anyone from an attacking point of view today. They have been seriously lacking. Defensively they have allowed West Brom to just break them down. 

I'm sure Arsene Wenger will make the point that one of the goals was scored with a questionable offside decision but I think referee Neil Swarbrick has made good decisions all game. 

It will be interesting to see what Wenger says. 

West Brom 3-1 Arsenal

Some Gunners fans have seen enough. One fan holds up a banner that reads 'Enough is enough'. It is all shaping up to be a sad and ugly end to one of the great managerial reigns.

Wenger
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'No spark'

West Brom 3-1 Arsenal

Kevin Kilbane

Former Republic of Ireland winger on 5 live

I'm such a huge admirer of James McClean - he gives you so much on and off the ball. 

There's just been no spark from Arsenal this afternoon. 

West Brom 3-1 Arsenal

Arsenal are done. The fight has drained from them here. There could be some serious repercussions to this defeat.

West Brom 3-1 Arsenal

Kevin Kilbane

Former Republic of Ireland winger on 5 live

Alexis Sanchez has just not been moving too freely at all. 

Certainly seeing what we have seen in the second half, should Sanchez have been taken off in the first? 

Sanchez
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SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 3-1 Arsenal

'You don't know what you're doing!' is the chant from the away fans as Alexis Sanchez departs to be replaced by Alex Iwobi.

Sanchez off
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'Tremendous'

West Brom 3-1 Arsenal

Kevin Kilbane

Former Republic of Ireland winger on 5 live

We've spoken about West Brom's strength from set pieces and Brunt coming off has not reduced that at all. 

They have tremendous ability from set pieces. What's that? 14? 15 goals from corners the season now?

Outstanding. 

West Brom 3-1 Arsenal

Tony 'Bomber' Brown

Former West Brom striker on BBC WM 95.6

It doesn’t matter how you score goals. There’s nothing in the rule book to say you have to score goals in a certain way - you use the strengths in your team to score and that’s what Tony Pulis does, which is why they’re so good from set pieces.

West Brom 3-1 Arsenal

The 'Wenger Out' brigade are emboldened. The banners have been unfurled. The chants are starting.

Wenger Out
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Dawson at the double

West Brom 3-1 Arsenal

Curtains for Arsenal. And they only have themselves to blame. It is another corner, swung again straight on to the head of Craig Dawson, who plants his effort firmly into the back of the net.

Yet again, where was the marking?!

GOAL - West Brom 3-1 Arsenal

Craig Dawson

Dawson goal
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SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 2-1 Arsenal

Off goes Chris Brunt, on comes Claudio Yacob.

West Brom 2-1 Arsenal

Neil Swarbrick is getting pressure from both sides here. He's had to deal with tackles on Sanchez all game, not he has to cope with boos from the home crowd, unhappy at what they feel is a foul on Robson-Kanu. He doesn't think it was. A few thousand vocally disagree.

Swarbrick
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West Brom 2-1 Arsenal

Awful. Xhaka takes the free-kick but hits it straight into the wall. What a waste.

West Brom 2-1 Arsenal

Big chance for Arsenal. They have a free-kick 20 yards from goal. Granit Xhaka is over it...

West Brom 2-1 Arsenal

Kevin Kilbane

Former Republic of Ireland winger on 5 live

Lovely breakaway - the pace of Hal Robson Kanu was outstanding. 

David Ospina should have been more alive to that threat in my opinion. 

Great break there though - that is a threat West Brom do have. 

West Brom 2-1 Arsenal

So nearly 3-1! Hal Robson-Kanu's run is perfect but his chipped shot from an angle is saved by Ospina. Nacer Chadli follows up, but his effort is blocked by a defender near the line before Chris Brunt fires over from range.

Robson-Kanu chance
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'No impact'

West Brom 2-1 Arsenal

Kevin Kilbane

Former Republic of Ireland winger on 5 live

There's been no impact on the game today from Theo Walcott. Might be something to do with the fact James McClean has worked hard to neutralise him all match. 

Walcott cross
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HITS THE WOODWORK

West Brom 2-1 Arsenal

So nearly 2-2. The corner is swung in and met by Danny Welbeck, whose header slams flush against the bar.

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SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 2-1 Arsenal

Arsene Wenger identifies the need for change. Off goes Theo Walcott, who has done almost nothing, and on comes Olivier Giroud. This taking place as Arsenal wait to take a corner...

Giroud on
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'They need a spark'

West Brom 2-1 Arsenal

Kevin Kilbane

Former Republic of Ireland winger on 5 live

I think Wenger needs to make a decision now about who he brings on.  

They need a spark. They haven't had one on the ball all game. 

Welbeck has been working hard but just hasn't been able to get into the game. 

West Brom 2-1 Arsenal

My mistake, it wasn't Robson-Kanu's first touch. It was his second. 50% less efficient than I thought.

2 - Hal Robson-Kanu scored with his second touch of the game, just 75 seconds after coming off the bench. Impact.

West Brom 2-1 Arsenal

Arsenal look to respond quickly again but Shkodran Mustafi's cross lands on the roof of the net.

Just seen replays of the goal. James McClean wasn't offside from the first chipped ball and there was no foul on Hector Bellerin in the middle of the box. Perfectly good goal. Not from an Arsenal point of view, obviously.

Robson-Kanu goal
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West Brom 2-1 Arsenal

Kevin Kilbane

Former Republic of Ireland winger on 5 live

A good decision from the referee Neil Swarbrick. 

It was very, very, very tight - he was maybe just offside but certainly not interfering. 

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Robson-Kanu scores with first touch

West Brom 2-1 Arsenal

What an impact! Hal Robson-Kanu's first touch is to tap the ball into the net - a goal that had been abandoned by David Ospina. The Gunners' sub keeper comes out to try and slide the ball away after a chipped ball into the box but succeeds only in finding Robson-Kanu, who slides the ball under him and home.

The Arsenal players are protesting (for a foul? offside against a Baggies player, who allowed the ball to roll between his legs and in?) but after a brief chat with his assistant Neil Swarbrick gives it. 

GOAL - West Brom 2-1 Arsenal

Hal Robson-Kanu

Robson-Kanu goal
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SUBSTITUTION

West Brom 1-1 Arsenal

Rondon's misplaced header is his last act. Off he goes to be replaced by serial substitute Hal Robson-Kanu. Rondon heads straight down the tunnel. Doesn't look happy.

West Brom 1-1 Arsenal

Arsenal win another corner. This time Xhaka swings the ball in but it is headed away initially at the near post before an offside flag ends any hope of a follow-up attack.

'Big chance'

West Brom 1-1 Arsenal

Kevin Kilbane

Former Republic of Ireland winger on 5 live

We spoke about Brunt in the first half - he gives everything the strikers want from a delivery. 

Big chance there for West Brom. 

CLOSE!

West Brom 1-1 Arsenal

Great cross! Shame about the header. Chris Brunt gets the ball out of his feet on the left before swinging in a pinpoint cross from Salomon Rondon. The striker rises above his marker to meet it but glances his header wide.

West Brom 1-1 Arsenal

Arsenal win a corner. They take it short and feed the ball to Sanchez but his cross is headed away by a home head.

West Brom 1-1 Arsenal

Arsenal start on the front foot but a rare lack of control from Alexis Sanchez in the box sees the ball find a West Brom defender, who clears.

KICK-OFF

West Brom 1-1 Arsenal

We are back under way. 

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'Very open and very attacking'

West Brom 1-1 Arsenal

Kevin Kilbane

Former Republic of Ireland winger on 5 live

A good watch so far. It has been very open and very attacking. 

West Brom have been able to get back into shape easily after each attacking threat from Arsenal and we've had two good goals from each side.

By and large, the Arsenal bench doesn't have someone who will bring any technical change - perhaps one or two goals could come from Olivier Giroud if he were to come on to replace Sanchez.  

Chadli and Chamberlain
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