Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, has hinted that his side may find it difficult making the top four in the Premier League this season.
League leaders Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspurs, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United are all vying for four Champions League places.
Arsenal have already dropped from the top four with Manchester United chasing closely.
He noted that he is well aware of the threat West Brom pose to his team’s top four ambitions.
He told news conference “They are experienced, organised and efficient from set pieces. This season they have done very well in midfield and up front.
“It is a balanced team with good size, very equipped to deal with the Premier League.
“This season they’ve done very well in midfield. They have played very well, and up front they have Hal Robson-Kanu and Salomon Rondon who have done very well for them as well.
“It’s a very balanced team with a good size who are equipped to deal with the Premier League.
“It’s true that it is tough because West Brom is traditionally always a very difficult game, but as well it’s an opportunity for us to come back to the position that is much closer to Chelsea.
“It’s a strange championship because there’s no continuity at the moment – we’ve had games cancelled, then after you play away, you don’t play, you play FA Cup and you play away again.
“So you don’t really know where you stand. You don’t have the same number of games, you don’t have the continuity home and away. What is for sure is that we are in a position where we can’t waste points.
“We want to play in the Champions League next season. We have a tough job because we have six or seven teams fighting for the places and how well we do until the end of the season will of course depend on that.
“On the rest, we are in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, we have an opportunity to do that as well. So overall those are our targets. After that, success is basically to take the maximum out of the potential of the team. Where is that? We will see.”