Arsenal head to the West Midlands this coming Saturday for a lunchtime Barclays Premier League showdown with West Bromwich Albion. Several thousand travelling supporters will follow The Gunners north in the hope that their beloved side can extend their eight game unbeaten run against The Baggies.
121 miles separate the Emirates Stadium and West Brom’s home ground, The Hawthorns. It’s a fair distance, but fear not, dear Gooners- Europcar have once again come to the rescue in the shape of a match day travel guide packed with all the information and stats required to make the journey north that little bit easier.
Perhaps you and some friends are planning on picking up a car hire in London before hitting the road north? Or are you placing the kids in the backseat and making a family day out of it? Whatever your plans, our travel guide features details on the best routes, fuel costs, service stations and those all-important car parks around the stadium.
We’ve also included an overview of previous meetings between the two sides, including the very first time their paths collided back in 1901. The Gunners were known as Woolwich Arsenal back then, having been founded by workers from the Woolwich Arsenal Armament Factory in 1886.
We’ve also crammed in a few interesting stats in our ‘Know Your Numbers’ section, which lend themselves well to a pre-match quiz during your car ride north. For instance, did you know that at 551 feet above sea level, The Hawthorns is the highest ground in the Football League?
Check out the infographic below for more stats and information to help you on your way.