Gareth Barry set to break all-time Premier League appearance record

Monday, 25 Sep, 2017

The 36-year-old will play in his 633rd top-flight game and eclipse Ryan Giggs' record if he features against the Gunners on Monday.

While at Manchester City, Barry played 132 games and made a further 131 appearances across his two spells at Everton.

West Bromwich Albion return to Premier League action and travel to the Emirates to face Arsenal on Monday night.

'It's lovely to hear from him, passing the Premier League record over'. It might be harder, a tougher challenge, but I didn't want to slowly go down that road of fizzling out'.

'For a young players it's important to have people around you other than yourself. I was 32 when I signed for Everton and (the manager) Roberto Martinez said, "You're style of game - you can play until you're 40",' he said.

Tony Pulis' side are struggling for goals after scoring only four times in the league this season and key striker Salomon Rondon is yet to hit the net. Whether it will stay around for long I don't know'.

"Any ex-players and all my family say "play as long as possible because there'll be plenty of time to sit back and do different things".

"There is no better feeling than running out there with your team-mates and trying to win a game of football. I'll try and take in what's happened in between a little bit more".

From starting out in the Aston Villa back three to winning the title with Manchester City, Barry has racked up the miles and the milestones.

WEST BROM travel to the Emirates for Monday Night Football looking to end Arsenal's ideal home record.

West Brom haven't won a Premier League game for over a month since their away victory at Burnley but a recent draw against West Ham and a narrow defeat to Manchester City in the Carabao Cup could give them confidence going into Monday's game.

"This year I have not collected one".