Arsenal prevented a third straight Premier League loss with victory over a lacklustre West Brom at The Hawthorns on Saturday.
The Gunners started the fixture with their lowest points tally after 12 games in 32 years but Danny Welbeck’s powerful header moved them fourth.
Welbeck, denied by a Ben Foster save in the first half, powered in Santi Cazorla’s cross after half-time.
West Brom came closest when Saido Berahino headed onto the bar during a late rally but were deservedly beaten.
Their fans have now not seen their side score a league goal in over 300 minutes and chants of “you don’t know what you’re doing” when manager Alan Irvine substituted Stephane Sessegnon will do little for confidence.