Dawson shoots Gunners
Craig's brace piles pressure on under-fire Wenger as Arsenal suffer 1-3 loss against West Brom
West Brom's Craig Dawson heads to score his second goal during the EPL match against Arsenal at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich on Saturday. Pics/GETTY IMAGES
West Bromwich: Craig Dawson's double piled more pressure on Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger as the Gunners suffered a nightmare 1-3 defeat at West Brom here on Saturday.
The defender and substitute Hal Robson-Kanu, who scored just 75 seconds after coming on, inflicted a sixth loss on the beleaguered Wenger in his last nine games.
Alexis Sanchez's 18th Premier League goal of the season had cancelled out Dawson's opener but the Gunners remain five points adrift of the top four with their hopes of Champions League qualification in the balance.
Disappointed Arsenal fans display anti-Arsene Wenger banners in West Bromwich on Saturday
Arsenal fans' civil war continued as two planes with the opposing banners 'In Arsene We Trust #respectaw' and 'No Contract #wengerout' flew over The Hawthorns. The manager, out of contract in the summer, remains a divisive figure and came under fire from the travelling fans who called for his exit.
West Bromwich: Arsene Wenger has said he will announce his plans "very soon" after reaching a decision about his future as Arsenal manager. "I know what I will do so you will know very soon. You will see," said Wenger.