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Summary

  1. Giroud makes first league start of season for Arsenal
  2. Evans comes in for Olsson in one change for Baggies

Live Reporting

By Mandeep Sanghera

All times stated are UK

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  1. FULL-TIME

    Arsenal 1-0 West Brom

    The referee blows for full-time and that gives Arsenal a much-needed win. Tough to take for West Brom though.

    Arsenal"s Olivier Giroud celebrates scoring their first goal with Nacho Monreal
  2. Post update

    Arsenal 1-0 West Brom

    There will be four minutes of added time.

  3. GOAL - Arsenal 1-0 West Brom

    Olivier Giroud

    Arsenal's pressure finally tells. Mesut Ozil delivers the cross and Olivier Giroud loops a header past keeper Ben Foster. 

    Olivier Giroud
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    Arsenal 0-0 West Brom

    Hector Bellerin heads high from a Lucas Perez cross and, after keeper Ben Foster takes his time in taking the goal-kick, Neil Swarbrick gives him a yellow card.

    Foster gets a yellow card
  5. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 West Brom

    Arsenal substitute Lucas Perez sends a low ball across the West Brom box for Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil but neither player can get a touch to turn the ball home.  

  6. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 West Brom

    A let-off for Arsenal. A West Brom corner is dropped by keeper Petr Cech and falls to Claudio Yacob at the far post but he can only sky a shot from close range.

    Claudio Yacob reacts
  7. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 West Brom

    Arsenal have had nearly 80% possession, 16 attempts on goal, but still there's no way past Ben Foster in the West Brom goal.

    Foster saves
    Image caption: Foster has made seven saves already for the Baggies - shown above in red. Can the Gunners find a way through?
  8. YELLOW CARD

    Arsenal 0-0 West Brom

    Arsenal's Kieran Gibbs comes off worst after a tackle on Claudio Yacob and the Gunners left-back is booked to compound his misery.

  9. SUBSTITUTION

    Arsenal 0-0 West Brom

    James McClean comes on for Nacer Chadli, who gets booed as he makes his exit courtesy of him having had a stint at Tottenham. 

  10. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 West Brom

    Arsenal will be having nightmares about Ben Foster if this continues. This time the West Brom keeper sticks out a leg to keep out an angled Olivier Giroud shot and it's still level.

  11. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 West Brom

    Ben Foster is proving a one-man roadblock to Arsenal scoring. The Baggies keeper tips over a powerful Alexis Sanchez 18-yarder before comfortably gathering an Olivier Giroud header which is straight at him.

    A dejected Alexis Sanchez
  12. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 West Brom

    Those Arsenal chances have woken up the home crowd. About time.

  13. HITS THE WOODWORK

    Arsenal 0-0 West Brom

    It's suddenly all-action. From a corner, the ball falls at the feet of Alexis Sanchez in the six-yard box and he dodges a number of defenders before seeing his shot hit the post.

    Sanchez hits the post
  14. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 West Brom

    West Brom keeper Ben Foster keeps it level with a double saves. Firstly, he parries an Alex Iwobi shot and then saves at the feet of Alexis Sanchez as the Chile international tries to put in the rebound.

    West Brom keeper Ben Foster saves Sanchez's shot
  15. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 West Brom

    The second half is under way. Let's hope it's better than the first!!

  16. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Ahmed Ashour: It is not about possession but what yo do with. Sorry it out Arsenal before we are made of laughing stock AGAIN!

    Gooner72: Arsenal's performance today suggests that the players attitudes towards the fans mirrors the managers - no fight at all...

  17. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 West Brom

    West Brom may be camped in their own half but they've still had one shot on target in the first half - the same as Arsenal.

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  18. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Nick Clohessy: West Brom, with all the adventure of plain toast made in a toaster that takes 20 seconds too long every single time.

    Scotty: Slow, boring and predicatable. Same old really. #Arsenal

  19. HALF-TIME

    Arsenal 0-0 West Brom

    Arsenal have had plenty of possession but just can't find a way through a very organised and disciplined Baggies defence.

    Ben Foster of West Bromwich Albion claims the ball as Olivier Giroud of Arsenal stretches to reach it
  20. Post update

    Arsenal 0-0 West Brom

    Tony Husband

    BBC South Today sports editor

    It's very interesting to see how well Tony Pulis' side are set up here. 

    They are so well organised and all of the West Brom players are working incredibly hard to keep this shape. 

    Tony Pulis