Arsenal welcome West Brom to the Emirates in their Boxing Day clash. The Gunners sit nine points off the pace at the top after slumping to back-to-back away defeats. However they remain unbeaten on home soil since the beginning of September, winning five and drawing twice, while they have also netted at least twice on six of their eight at home this term. West Brom have enjoyed a good start to the season, sitting mid-table as it stands. However they have found more success at The Hawthorns, accumulating 61% of their overall points tally in front of home support. They have won just one of their last seven on the road, failing to keep a clean sheet in any of those clashes. The Baggies are also winless against sides currently occupying a top half place, losing six and drawing once, conceding 13 and scoring just three in return. Wenger's men have lost just one of their last 11 Premier League games against West Brom, winning eight, and go into this clash as favourites to claim maximum points yet again.
After a great start back in August, Hull's campaign has crashed and how find themselves at the foot of the Premier League table with fears of relegation and facing the task of Manchester City on Boxing Day. Hull's home matches have produced an average of exactly three goals per games this term, an average that increases to exactly four games per game against top five teams this season. Seven of Manchester City's away league games this term have seen at least three goals scored, averaging 3.8 goals per game, while all five of their clashes with bottom six opposition have achieved the same feat. However while they have the third-best goals return in term, with 36 goals in 17 outings, City have conceded at least once in 10 of their last 12 in the top flight. The clubs have faced off nine times since 2008, with a total of 32 goals scored, an average of 3.6 goals per game. With both sides needing a good return of points over the festive period this is shaping up to be an open encounter at the KCOM Stadium.