Arsenal 2-0 West Brom

Victory masks Arsenal's bigger problems

December 8, 2012
By John Brewin, Emirates Stadium
"The season starts here" is a familiar refrain among football managers and Arsene Wenger has found himself voicing similar sentiments rather often of late. From such a state of affairs does the manner of victory become less important than the result itself.

• Arsenal 2-0 West Brom

"It is part of being a sportsman," a rather relieved Wenger said. "When you have to win, you win."

Arsenal were far short of being wonderful. Both their goals arrived through ...

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