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Arsenal 1-1 West Brom player ratings, stats and reaction: Gunners drop points as Lacazette and Iwobi fail to impress

  • Arsene Wenger broke Sir Alex Ferguson’s record to become the all-time leading Premier League manager as his took charge of his 811th Arsenal game vs West Brom.
  • A deflected Alexis Sanchez effort gave Arsenal the lead on the 83rd minute with a free-kick.
  • West Brom converted a late contentious penalty to rescue a point. 
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Arsenal were held to a draw against West Brom after going 1-0 ahead thanks to an deflected Alexis Sanchez effort.

Arsenal took the lead in the 83rd minute as a Sanchez free-kick broke through the middle of an embarrassingly weak West Brom defense.

The three points looked signed and sealed for the Gunners with just seven minutes remaining.

However, on the 88th minute West Brom were handed a late penalty after Callum Chambers was deemed to have blocked a Kieran Gibbs ball.

Jay Rodriguez stepped up to convert the penally from the spot on the 89th minute.

Arsene Wenger was extremely animated on the sidelines with the frenchman clearly unhappy with Mike Dean’s questionable decision.

Man of the match 

The former Manchester United star Johnny Evans thwarted Arsenal today as if the Northern Irish star was still representing the Red Devils.

Evans commanded Alan Pardew’s selected back five and the Midlands side were impossible to break down.

Flop of the match 

Another frustrating evening for Alex Iwobi who struggled to create chances throughout. The Nigerian international looked isolated out wide and when he did drift inside the receive the ball he looked relatively clueless.

The youngster was taken off on the 74th minute and the Arsenal attack benefitted greatly from his departure.

Stat of the match 

A record breaking day for Arsene Wenger.

Player ratings

West Brom: Foster 7, Dawson 6, Hegazi 7, Evans 8, Gibbs 7, Phillips 6, Livermore 6, Barry 7, Brunt 6, Rodriguez 7, Robson-Kanu 6.

Subs: McClean 6, Krychowiak 5, Nyom 6.

Arsenal: Cech 6, Koscielny 5, Chambers 5, Mustafi 6, Bellerin, Xhaka 5, Wilshere 6, Kolasinac 5, Sanchez 6, Iwobi 4, Lacazette 4.

Subs: Maitland-Niles 6, Mertesacker 5, Welbeck 5.

Reaction

Arsenal fans were understandably furious with Mike Dean’s late decision…

 

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