Arsenal recorded three consecutive Premier League wins over the festive period with a comfortable 4-0 victory against West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns.
Soccernet reports that the Gunners dominated the game and were well worth their comfortable win. They raced to a two-goal lead: first, Kieran Tierney beat Darnell Furlong twice before cutting in from the left and unleashing an unstoppable right-foot shot past Sam Johnstone, before Bukayo Saka doubled Arsenal’s advantage when he finished a thrilling team move from close range.
West Brom rallied in the second half and started strongly, but Alexandre Lacazette’s eighth goal of the season — Arsenal’s third on the night — ended the game as a contest. The Frenchman was in the right place to pounce when Smith Rowe’s volleyed effort was blocked. Moments later, Lacazette added a fourth when he volleyed home Tierney’s well-placed cross with his knee.
Arsenal are now firmly in mid-table thanks to their haul of nine points in a week, far from the bottom three they occupied when Baggies boss Sam Allardyce described them as ‘relegation rivals.”