Thirty five years. That’s a long time to wait between a major trophy – and Arsenal thought nine years was a long time!
We’ve got the best opportunity since 2006 to end that long, painful wait for FA Cup glory this season and a win at West Brom today would put us to within one game of going to Wembley and two from the final.
We’ve already beaten West Brom at their place this season, so we know what’s needed to ensure we’re in to the hat for the sixth round. But with Tony Pulis now calling the shots at The Hawthorns, it’s all a bit of a different story where West Brom are concerned.
We’ve been boosted by the news that Adrian is available after his red card against Southampton was scratched off by the FA yesterday, while Andy Carroll’s latest injury gives Sam Allardyce the chance to unleash Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia on West Brom’s fairly average looking back line.
Can we finally end 35 years of hurt? Surely this is our year!? Please let this be our year!
Here are the confirmed starting line-ups for today’s FA Cup fifth round tie with West Brom…
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) February 14, 2015
— West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) February 14, 2015
— West Bromwich Albion (@WBAFCofficial) February 14, 2015
Head-to-Head v. West Brom…
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