Arsenal found some winning momentum against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday, and Arsene Wenger's men will now look to carry on that momentum into the English Premier League when they travel to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
The Gunners were a little unlucky and plenty naive in their 2-1 loss to Manchester United last weekend, a loss which put them 15 points behind league leaders Chelsea.
With title hopes pretty much gone, Arsenal now need to concentrate on getting back near the top of the table, and a victory over West Brom will be a nice start towards that goal.
"We were very convincing [against Dortmund]," said Wenger, who eased the pressure on him a little bit with that 2-0 victory. "We have to show character and that is what makes me really happy for the next few games, because we have to sharpen up in the Premier League as well.
"Saturday is a good chance to show everyone that we are still alive. We have secured [a knockout berth in the] Champions League and that gives us a life, but that has nothing to do with the Premier League. We have to come back in the Premier League and that is the next target."
Wenger will be right back under pressure again if Arsenal fail to take anything other than three points back to London, and the manager remains wary of the threat posed by West Brom.
"West Brom are a team with a good technical level," added Wenger. "They are used to the Premier League and create chances through the flanks as well -- they have good deliveries from the crosses. They are strong on set pieces as well – [there are] all kinds of aspects to their game that we'll have to control."
If Arsenal play anything like they did against Borussia Dortmund then three points should be theirs; but then consistency has not exactly been the forte of this team this season.
West Brom, four points behind Arsenal in 13th, will look to that particular Arsenal flaw. "Arsenal will be favourites to win but we will be prepared for them," Chris Brunt told the Birmingham Mail. "It's a big game against Arsenal followed very closely by another one against West Ham [on Tuesday].
"Our home form hasn't been great this season so we have two games that give us a chance to improve that."
Where to Watch Live
The match is set for a 12.45 pm GMT (6.15 pm IST, 7.45 am ET) start with live coverage on Star Sports 4. The action can also be watched via live streaming online in India on Star Sports online. BT Sport will show the match live in the UK , and viewers can also watch the match via live streaming online on Watch BT Sport or BT Sport Online App. Listen to the match via radio on BBC Radio 5 Live or on the website. Catch the action in the US on TV on NBC Sports, while the game can also be Live Streamed online on NBC Sports Extra.
Australia viewers can Live Stream the action Fox Sports On Demand, while viewers in Canada can do the same TSN TV. Audience in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the match via Live Streaming online courtesy Bein Sports Connect, while South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa viewers can do so via SuperSport online.
Confirmed lineups: West Brom: Foster; Wisdom, Dawson, Lescott, Pocognoli; Sessegnon, Gardner, Dorrans, Mulumbu, Brunt; Berahino.
Arsenal: Martinez; Chambers, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Flamini, Ramsey; Cazorla, Welbeck, Sanchez; Giroud.