Barry refusing to celebrate Premier League record unless West Brom pick up points

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Barry refusing to celebrate Premier League record unless West Brom pick up points

Gareth Barry may become the Premier League's all-time leading appearance maker on Monday but he will not be celebrating the milestone unless West Brom get something against Arsenal.

Albion 2/1 to win or draw

Barry moved level with Ryan Giggs' tally of 632 games last weekend as Albion were held to a goalless draw by West Ham.

The 36-year-old described his impending achievement as a "proud" moment and something he never expected to achieve when he made his Aston Villa debut as a 17-year-old in 1998.

But it will mean little unless the Baggies can come away from the Emirates Stadium with a positive result.

"The number I'll achieve is an individual one. Football is a team game," he told a media conference.

"My family will be at the game but there won't be a smile on my face after anything other than a positive result!

"As crazy as it sounds after all these years, my focus will be on winning the game."