West Ham 1-3 Arsenal – Arsenal FC had to come back from a 1-0 half time deficit to record a long-awaited win. The team selected by Freddie Ljungberg looked very decent. Football fans from around the world can attain Premier League Tickets online to enjoy its dazzling performances.
The omens did not look good when Hector Bellerin had to pull out while warming up to be replaced by Ainsley Maitland-Niles. It got a whole lot worse when Kieran Tierney had to go off with what looked like a shoulder injury.
Arsenal dominated possession in the first half but did not show any sense of urgency; in fact, they showed very little, no creativity, too much sideways passing and lingering on the ball. West Ham, on the other hand, looked far more energetic when they got the ball and offered far more in the attack.
It was, therefore, no surprise when they went ahead on the 38th minute with a slightly dodgy goal that VAR determined was not scored with the arm but rather the shoulder of Ogbonna.
The truth is, it was another very poor first-half display from the Gunners. You would have thought that they would come out with all guns blazing in the second half. They did not. West Ham had the upper hand until the 60th minute when Martinelli slotted home from a pass from Kolasinac.
Now it was game on. The game then started to flow from end to end and for the first time in the game, Arsenal started to look very dangerous going forward. Then it came on the 66th minute, a special goal from Nicholas Pepe. He finally showed the class he possesses in abundance.
Aubameyang passed the ball to his right and Pepe stepped inside a curled a beauty to the right of the Hammers keeper. Arsenal now had the upper hand and just three minutes later Pepe and Aubameyang combined once again.
This time it was the Ivorian that was the provider and Auba whacked it in on the half volley. Arsenal continued to look the more dangerous and West Ham did not offer up much as the game continued, truth is told.
There are still some significant problems, this win does not cover them up but the lads showed character and this could easily be a turning point. They need to build on this win and confidence will have been lifted. The fans will certainly be happier tonight, it has been a long time coming.
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