Former Manchester City starlet Ishmael Miller insists West Brom will not be phased by the high-standards of the Premier League when they take on Arsenal this weekend.
Tony Mowbray’s promoted side could hardly have been given a tougher test than the clash at the Emirates Stadium.
The Saturday lunchtime televised clash will launch the Premier League season but Miller has insisted that manager Mowbray’s side are determined to keep their focus.
The 21-year-old said: “It is a great arena and I can’t wait.
“Players could become star-struck but it is football at the end of the day and 11 versus 11. Anything can happen and hopefully we can give it our all and get something out of the game.
“If I could score a goal at the Emirates it would top any other goal that I have scored. My debut goal for Albion was special because it was my first in professional football. But to score at Arsenal would be a great feeling and hopefully it will happen.”
Manchester-born Miller also paid tribute to Gunners striker Emmanuel Adebayor and hopes to receive some tips off the Togolese international.
“I like the way that he plays.
“He is a great player with great strengths. There are a lot of players in the Premier League that you can take tips off and hopefully I will be able to become one of those top strikers.”
Kolo Toure (hip) and Samir Nasri (knee/thigh) are hopeful of returning in time but Cesc Fabregas (hamstring), Abou Diaby (thigh), Tomas Rosicky (hamstring) and Eduardo (leg) have all been ruled out of the greatly-anticipated encounter.