Albion could inflict on Arsenal their worst run under Arsene Wenger for 16 years.

The Gunners have lost their last three matches on the trot, against Ostersunds FK in the Europa League and Manchester City twice.

Sequences like that, rare during Wegner's reign, date back mainly to when they were involved in the Champions League.

In February and March 2016 they were beaten by Barcelona, Manchester United and Swansea, in April 2010 by Barcelona again, Spurs and Wigan.

It happened twice in 2007, in February against PSV, Chelsea and Blackburn, then March against Everton, Liverpool and West Ham - the last time they lost three in a row in the Premier League.

You have to go all the way back to October 2002 for a run of four straight defeats, sparked by Wayne Rooney bursting onto the scene with a spectacular late winner for Everton.

That ended 30 matches undefeated for Arsenal in the Premier League. Auxerre, Blackburn and Dortmund completed the mini-slump.

They still finished runners-up to Manchester United, as well as retaining the FA Cup.

The most recent example of Arsenal losing twice in succession in the League (Spurs beat them prior to Manchester City) was against Stoke and Liverpool in August. They thumped Bournemouth 3-0 afterwards.