17 Aug 2008

Arsenal kick off new season with win

6:29 am on 17 August 2008

New signing Samir Nasri scored after four minutes to give Arsenal a 1-0 win over promoted West Bromwich Albion to kick off the new English football Premier League season at the Emirates Stadium.

West Brom, back in the Premier League after two seasons in the championship (second division) were largely out-played in the north London sunshine and Arsenal dominated far more than the scoreline suggests.