Arsenal take on West Brom at the Emirates on Boxing Day hoping for some festive cheer after successive defeats to Everton and Manchester City.
The Gunners have fallen nine points off leaders Chelsea on the back of the two disappointing results but have reason to be cheerful ahead of the Boxing Day clash.
Tony Pulis’s side may be flying high in eighth place but they possess a terrible record in the Premier League on the 26th December, having managed just one win 11 games.
That victory came back in 2012 against QPR but is the only time the Baggies have tasted victory in the Premier League on Boxing Day.
West Brom have also suffered some awful post-Christmas results having been beaten 3-0 by Manchester United in 2005, 5-0 by Liverpool in 2004 while the last times the two sides met on Boxing Day, Arsenal emerged as 2-1 victors in 2002.
West Brom’s Boxing Day Record
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2015 Swansea 1-0 West Brom (L)
2014 West Brom 1-3 Man City (L)
2013 Tottenham 1-1 West Brom (D)
2012 QPR 1-2 West Brom (W)
2011 West Brom 0-0 Man City (D)
2010 Bolton 2-0 West Brom (L)
2008 Chelsea 2-0 West Brom (L)
2005 Man Utd 3-0 West Brom (L)
2004 West Brom 0-5 Liverpool (L)
2003 West Brom 1-1 Derby (D)
2002 West Brom 1-2 Arsenal (L)
In stark contrast Arsenal have only ever lost twice on Boxing Day in the Premier League, a 3-2 defeat to Coventry in 1999 and last season’s 4-0 defeat to Southampton.