Arsenal 2-1 West Ham United

(86′ mins): The visitors certainly appeared the slicker side, keeping possession and pressing the home side uncomfortable on the back foot. Bowen passed up another decent opportunity, scuffing against Gabriel Magalhães, who cleared behind. Then Antonio’s head slapped the face of the bar as West Ham continued to dominate.

Both Bowen and Soucek had further attempts blocked – the Hammers wastefulness was to prove costly. Substitute Eddie Nketiah restored the Gunners lead four minutes from time after Dani Ceballos had put it on a plate.


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