West Brom will be back playing Championship football again next season as their relegation was confirmed with 3-1 defeat at Arsenal.

Sam Allardyce’s firefighter stint failed to save the Baggies from the drop as Arsenal see their fading European hopes boosted by three vital points.

Despite it the final result, it was the visitors who carved out the better chances early as Matheus Pereira swerved one just wide and Callum Robinson clipped the bar.

And that toothless approach was to buried by a quickfire Arsenal double before the break.

Emile Smith-Rowe did brilliantly to get across his man and volley home Bukayo Saka’s cross before Nicolas Pepe curled a superb solo effort.

But the Baggies refused to give up the ghost after the restart as Pereira raced away to fire them back into it with twenty minutes.

However, just minutes after Darnell Furlong wasted a brilliant chance to equalise, Willian smashed home a fantastic free kick for his first ever Arsenal goal.

Full Time from the Emirates Stadium it’s Arsenal 3 West Brom 1

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