Premier League: Arsenal leapfrog West Ham to enter the top four. Arteta’s young Gunners were fantastic here. West Ham worked hard but was muted, and won’t be happy about Coufal’s controversial dismissal.
Arsenal dominated the game with 21 shots towards goal and also had 57% possession for themselves. The red card was a bad sign for Westham. With this win, Arsenal has reached the top 4 of the premier league.
Martinelli gave Arsenal the lead with a lovely finish. The Brazilian raced onto Lacazette’s through ball from deep and slotted calmly into the bottom right corner.
Things went from bad to worse for West Ham. Coufal received a yellow card for the tackle on Lacazette. It was his second of the game, so he had to go. West Ham fans will not be happy.
Smith Rowe sealed the win late on for Arsenal. He scored from a wonderful counter-attack as Benrahma lost the ball. Saka found the substitute, who cuts inside from the right and fired back across the goal into the bottom right corner.
No team has registered more wins (7) or collected more points (22) in home games than Arsenal in the Premier League this season, while only Liverpool (0) has fewer home defeats than the Gunners (1).
West Ham manager David Moyes has never won away against Arsenal in the Premier League in 18 attempts (D4 L14), extending the record for the most times a manager has played away at a single club without ever winning in the competition.
West Ham suffered their first-midweek defeat in the Premier League since July 2020 (0-1 v Burnley), ending a run of eight games between Tuesday-Thursday without losing in the competition (W4 D4).