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26th Dec, 2016 | 12:10pm

Stan Collymore predicts Arsenal v West Brom

By Amir Mir

Stan Collymore has predicted that Arsenal will beat West Brom 2-1 in their Boxing Day clash at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsene Wenger’s side will be looking to bounce back from their damaging defeat to Manchester City last time out.

The Gunners capitulated in the second half at the Etihad Stadium as they threw away a lead to lose the encounter 2-1 against their title rivals.

That came after the exact same result against Everton in their previous Premier League match.

They go into this game nine points behind leaders Chelsea in the Premier League table, knowing dropped points could see their title challenge become even tougher.

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But former Liverpool striker Collymore believes they will secure a much-needed three points as he posted his predictions on his personal Twitter account.

Wenger’s side are one point and one place above Tottenham in the table, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side facing Southampton on Wednesday.

The Gunners have won ten league games this season, beating the likes of Chelsea, Southampton and West Ham this term.

However, they also have three losses on their record, dropping valuable points against Liverpool, Everton and Pep Guardiola’s City.

If results go their way, Arsenal could be as high as third at the end of today but equally, they could drop out of the top four.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be missing for this game because he has not recovered from his hamstring injury, while midfielder Aaron Ramsey is expected to be touch and go for the fixture.

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