Full Time at the Emirates!
The game ends! Arsenal 2-0 West Ham. Smith Rowe comes from the bench to seal victory for the Gunners.
Goooaaaal Arsenal 2-0 West Ham
Surely that seals it. A brilliant counter-attack from the Gunners sees Saka feed Emile Smith Rowe.
He runs on and provides a lovely finish.
Was that really a penalty?
Fabianski saves from Lacazette! What a dramatic turn of events at the Emirates stadium.
Red card for Coufal!
Coufal is given a second yellow and Arsenal have a penalty!
Goooooal!!! Arsenal 1-0 West Ham
Gunners break the deadlock with a goal from Gabriel Martinelli who was played in by Lacazette!
The Gunners have been the better team – and have got their rewards
Crystal Palace 2 vs 2 Southampton
Across town, a tough battle between Palace and the Saints continue with the games tied at 2-2; goals from Zaha, Ayew, Broja & Ward-Prowse.
Decent half of football. Very tight, but Arsenal the better side and look far more threatening. Saka getting lots of joy down the right. Martinelli hasn’t stopped working on the other wing either. Nothing to show for it yet though.
GUNNERS LOOKING LIT 🔥
Cannot get enough of Arsenal’s retro gear 🔥
…and so it begins!
Lacazette is CAPTAIN
Alexandre Lacazette will captain Arsenal today against West Ham after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was stripped of the captaincy on Tuesday.
ARSENAL VS WEST HAM – STARTING XI
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It is another London derby between Arsenal and West Ham. Just like every other London derbies, this promises to be a cracker! Arsenal have garnered a total of 26 points so far and they are currently in 6th position. They need a win tonight to leap-frog West Ham United, 4th position with 28 points.