Fresh from a humiliating defeat to Chelsea, Arsenal travel to the Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion in the second round of the League Cup on Wednesday.

Arsenal are without a point in their first two Premier League games of the season and will try to claim a win that will boost morale.

West Bromwich Albion continued their winning streak with a 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.

The Baggies took Alex Mowatt and Matt Phillips to a two-goal lead in the first half before Ben Brereton caught up for the hosts in the 51st minute.

Valérien Ismaël’s men now have three games in the winning streak after scoring nine goals and conceding three goals.

They are also undefeated in their last seven games in all competitions and will try to keep the juggernaut going.

Meanwhile, Arsenal’s string of poor performances continued on Sunday when they lost 2-0 to a rampant Chelsea side.

In a one-sided affair at Emirates Stadium, new signing Romelu Lukaku and full-back Reece James scored in the first half as the Blues drove to a comfortable win.

This followed a first day loss to newly promoted Brentford two Fridays.

Arsenal will now try to level their league problems and secure their place in the third round of the cup tournament.

West Bromwich Albion versus Arsenal head-to-head

Arsenal go into the game as the most superior team in the history of this game, taking 75 wins from their last 133 encounters. West Bromwich Albion have recorded 38 wins while drawing 31 games.

West Bromwich Albion Form Guide (all competitions): WDWWW

Arsenal Form Guide (all competitions): DLLLL

West Bromwich Albion vs. Arsenal Team News

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The Baggies have to do without Robert Snodgrass, who lost due to injury.

Hurt: Robert Snodgrass

Exposed: None


The Gunners are left without the services of Thomas Partey, Eddie Nketiah and Gabriel Magalhães, all of whom have been disfellowshipped due to injuries.

Alexandre Lacazette and Willian have tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the game. Aaron Ramsdale could make his debut after joining from Sheffield United.

Hurt: Thomas Partey, Eddie Nketiah, Gabriel Magalhães

Exposed: None

COVID-19: Alexandre Lacazette, Willian

West Bromwich Albion versus Arsenal predicted XI

West Bromwich Albion Predicted XI (3-4-3): Sam Johnstone; Dara O’Shea, Kyle Bartley, Matt Clarke; Darnell Furlong, Jake Livermore, Alex Mowatt, Conor Townsend, Grady Diangana, Callum Robinson, Karlan Grant

Arsenal Predicted XI (3-4-3): Aaron Ramsdale; Pablo Mari, Rob Holding, Ben White; Cedric Soares, Kieran Tierney, Granit Xhaka, Albert Sambi Lokonga; Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka, Nicolas Pepe

Prediction West Bromwich Albion versus Arsenal

Arsenal have got off to a terrible start to their league campaign and will seek a moral victory. West Bromwich Albion will try to inflict more pain on the Gunners but we predict the visitors will get away with a win.

forecast: West Bromwich Albion 1-2 Arsenal

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