Friday, May 24

Arsenal thrash West Bromwich Albion

Arsenal pulled off a classy 4-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on a snowy Saturday night at The Hawthorns for their third Premier League victory in a row.

Arsenal’s first-half goals were scored by Kieran Tierney and Bukayo Saka. While Alexandre Lacazette added two in the second to give Mikel Arteta an easy three points to close their festive season.

Just after 20 minutes, the Gunners took the lead through Tierney. He beat his defender twice, cut into the penalty area, and smashed an irresistible strike past Sam Johnstone. When Emile Smith Rowe squared for Saka to finish a sequence he helped begin on the edge of the attacking third.

It was an elegant team move that saw Arsenal double their lead minutes later. Just before half-time, Lacazette almost made it 3-0. But Johnstone stood his ground from a close angle on the Frenchman’s shot.

In the second half, Saka was at it again to help Arsenal hit their third goal in 60 minutes. He crossed into the area after blowing past his marker. And the ball dropped to Lacazette to side-foot home following a bizarre series of bounces. Shortly after, Lacazette struck again on a counter-attack. He responded quickly to redirect a Tierney pinpoint cross to bring Arsenal four goals to the good.

The result sees Arsenal creep up to 11th place in the Premier League while West Brom remains mired in 19th place in the relegation zone.

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