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Wenger Expecting Tough Match Against WBA

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said that the Gunners must be on their toes as they go up against West Bromwich Albion on the road on Saturday.

Arsenal are level with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table with 26 points in 12 games. The Gunners are riding a seven-game unbeaten run in the league.

West Bromwich are down in 13th place with 14 points, but Wenger isn’t taking anything for granted, as he credited WBA manager Tony Pulis for how he has his team playing. WBA is coming off a 2-0 loss to Manchester United just before the international break.

“I watched them against Man United and they looked a very well organized team which is absolutely – as always with Tony Pulis – fully committed,” Wenger told arsenal.com at the pregame press conference.

“On top of that they are in a difficult situation a little bit in the Premier League and you expect what you always expect in the Premier League – a committed, physical, fast game and a game where we cannot afford to make any mistakes.

“I would even say that you don’t even look at the table any more because you know what you get. The difference between the teams has narrowed and today it is more about how much can you be close to your best which will decide the result, more than the team you play against.”

Last season, Arsenal won this fixture 1-0 after a goal by Danny Welbeck.

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