After four successive Premier League goalless draws, Arsène Wenger and his men travel to the Hawthorns to take on rock-bottom West Brom. This season will be identifying the key battles for the game. We will bring you all the statistics and information a fan could need so swot up now and come Saturday you will be impressing anyone who will listen with your new-found knowledge.

Gianni Zuiverloon

Player Profile - Samir Nasri

Gianni Zuiverloon v Samir Nasri
Although Samir Nasri has flirted with a more central role in recent weeks, the Frenchman might be deployed on the left at the Hawthorns. If so, he will face Gianni Zuiverloon, who has claimed Albion’s right-back slot as his own. The Dutchman has won an impressive 19 tackles, succeeded in 40 per cent of his dribbles and registered one assist this term. Nasri has hit the target with 78 per cent of his shots and has scored five Premier League goals in his debut season.

  Gianni Zuiverloon Samir Nasri
Appareances 22 22
Minutes played 1936 1810
Assists 1 2
Successful crosses 2 3
Unsuccessful crosses 18 26
Successful dribbles 4 22
Unsuccessful dribbles 6 7
Goals scored 0 5
Complete passes 90 96
Incomplete passes 68 58
Shots on target 4 22
Shots off target 7 6
Tackles won 19 8
Tackles lost 7 15

Robert Koren

Player Profile - Denilson

Robert Koren v Denilson
Robert Koren has been one of the brightest sparks in an eye-catching Albion midfield unit. The Slovenian international, who has excelled in both tackling and dribbling stakes this term, could lock horns with Denilson tonight. The 21-year-old has started more games than any other Gunner in 2008/09, notching five assists and scoring three goals in his 26 appearances.

  Robert Koren Denilson
Appearances 25 26
Minutes played 2182 2277
Assists 2 5
Successful dribbles 15 9
Unsuccessful dribbles 16 4
Dribbles made 31 13
Free-kicks taken 11 39
Goals scored 2 3
Complete passes 110 119
Incomplete passes 74 66
Shots off target 15 12
Shots on target 20 14
Tackles lost 11 8
Tackles won 23 16

Abdoulaye Meite

Player Profile - Nicklas Bendtner

Abdoulaye Meite v Nicklas Bendtner
Nicklas Bendtner started among the substitutes against Fulham but Arsène Wenger’s need for goals against West Brom might see the Dane recalled to the starting line up. As ever, the powerful striker has proved a handful for his opponents at all times this season, but has only struck a disappointing three times. In his way at the Hawthorns could be Abdoulaye Meite who has completed just over 55 per cent of his passes and won 10 of his 16 tackles.

  Abdoulaye Meite Nicklas Bendtner
Appearances 14 20
Minutes played 1131 1037
Assists 0 2
Successful dribbles 4 7
Unsuccessful dribbles 4 4
Goals scored 0 3
Complete passes 48 60
Incomplete passes 39 28
Shots off target 3 10
Shots on target 1 21
Woodwork struck 0 1
Tackles lost 6 7
Tackles won 10 2
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3 Mar 2009