Now that the Baggies have Alan Pardew as manager, will they turn their season around?

They’ll need to be defensively stout today, as they invite Arsenal to the Hawthorns (k-o 4.30pm), but it’s forward players such as Salomón Rondón who could benefit most from Pardew’s stewardship, as the boss likes his teams to fight on the front foot.

That fervour could play into the Gunners hands if West Brom commit too many players up top, leaving them vulnerable at the back…