- Arsenal defeated visiting West Brom 3-1 in a Premier League encounter
- The Gunners are still out of the top six and won't play in Europe next season
- Brazilian winger Willian scored the third goal for Arsenal in this encounter
Arsenal on Sunday night, May 9, returned to winning ways in the Premier League by beating visiting West Brom 3-1 with Emile Smith-Rowe, Pepe and Willian getting the goals for the Gunners.
Having crashed out in the Europa League semifinal losing against Villarreal, Mikel Arteta and his wards knew that they must redeem themselves.
But this win against West Brom have no significant meaning for the Gunners as they won't be playing in Europe next season.
Arsenal started this match impressively, but the Gunners had to wait until the 29th minute before getting their first goal through Emile Smith-Rowe who was assisted by Bukayo Saka.
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Calum Chambers provided the assist that made Nicolas Pepe to score the second goal for the Gunners before the half time break as Arsenal took two-goal lead to the dressing room,
West Brom came out with a different style of play in the second half, but they were unable to break the defense of the Gunners.
There was tension at the Emirates in the 67th minute when Matheus Pereira pulled one goal back for the visitors after excellent pass from Conor Townsend.
Brazilian star Willian scored the winner for Arsenal at the death for the Gunners to win 3-1 and are occupying 9th position on the Premier League table.
Arsenal will be facing Chelsea in their next Premier League game at Stamford Bridge.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta defended himself after the Gunners failed to reach the Europa League final as they miss out of European football next season.
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The Premier League club were eliminated in the semifinal of the competition by Spanish side Villarreal on Thursday night after failing to overturn the 2-1 first leg deficit.
The Gunners needed to score at least a goal to secure their passage to their second consecutive final but they crashed out after losing 2-1 on aggregate.
Mikel Arteta's men kicked off the game like they meant serious business with their captain Pierre-Emerich Aubameyang hitting the post but it was just a flash in the pan.