Arsenal 1-0 West Ham United

(25′ mins): Despite the host’s early possessive pressure, it was West Ham who offered the initial threat. Angelo Ogbonna nodded tamely at Bernd Leno after Declan Rice had provided the Italian defender with a clear sight of goal, while Rice’s attempt was deflected behind and Michail Antonio’s smothered by Leno as Arsenal struggled for momentum.

But midway through the opening period, the home side sprung into life. Alexandre Lacazette met Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang clip across goal with the meat of his forehead – VAR unable to support the Hammers plea for a flag in the initial build-up.


Brian Jeeves

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