Arsenal win against West Ham, break into top 4 of the Premier League

The Mikel Arteta’s men were absolutely class against in form West Ham. Youngsters named Martinelli and Smith Rowe were on the scoresheet for Arsenal.

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Arsenal is now in the top 4 of the Premier League table after defeating David Moyes’ West Ham by 2-0 on Wednesday night. ‘The Hammers’ were in a great run this season before they went to Emirates to face Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal FC. David Moyes’ had been successful in defeating Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea FC and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool this season, but couldn’t find anything against Arsenal as they conceded two goals without any reply.

A few days back, news came where Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who was the club captain of Gunners was removed from his position by the club following a disciplinary breach. So, he wasn’t in the starting 11 against West Ham, neither did he make it into the 9-men substitution. Mikel Arteta included Alexandre Lacazette in the 9 number position and he was also given the captain’s armband. It was a pretty decent first half for the Gunners. They were really unlucky in the first 45 mins as they created some great chances but couldn’t find the net.

The second half started and it started with a bang for Gunners as their midfielder with number 35 on his back, Gabriel Martinelli opened the scoring in the 48th minute with an exotic finish in the bottom right corner. West Ham created some chances in the second half but none of them were converted into a goal. Arsenal FC was also been awarded a penalty in the 66th minute after West Ham’s right-back Vladimir Coufal fouled on Lacazette. Coufal was been shown a yellow card for this challenge and it was his second of the game, so he has no option but to leave the field. Arsenal’s captain took the penalty and missed it. Later, in the 87th minute, Emile Smith Rowe doubled the lead for Gunners with an amazing counter-attacking play after West Ham’s midfielder Benrahma lost the ball. The goal from Smith Rowe sealed the victory for the Gunners and it was their 9th win of the season in 17 games which helped them break into the top 4 of the Premier League.