Date: 23rd April 2018 at 5:09pm
Written by:
Arsenal
4 – 1
West Ham United

The Emirates Stadium

Premier League

22/04/2018 1:30 pm

Attendance: 59422

Referee: Lee Mason

Arsenal West Ham United
Monreal (51), Ramsey (82), Lacazette(85, 89) Arnautovic (64)
Ospina Hart
Bellerin Ogbanna
Mustafi
 
Rice
Koscielny Cresswell
Monreal Zabaleta
 
El Neny 45 Kouyate
Xhaka
 
Noble
Ramsey Masuaku 86
Iwobi 70 Fernandes 60
Lacazette Joao Mario 60
Welbeck 88 Arnautovic
 

Substitutes

Macey Adrian
Mertesacker Carroll 86
Aubameyang 70 Lanzini 60
Chambers 88 Hughill
Maitland-Niles
 
45 Hernandez 60
Nelson Evra
Holding Cullen

Game Statistics

20 Goal attempts 11
8 On Target 4
8 Corners 6
11 Fouls 9
3 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
68 % 32

Football can, sometimes, be a cruel game.

At the Emirates Stadium, West Ham United gave a good account of themselves but still ended up on the wrong end of a 4-1 scoreline.

Although Arsenal took the lead, through Montreal, the Hammers fought back to equalise through Arnautovic.

Indeed, if the Austrian had his shooting boots on in the first-half, the Hammers might well have taken the lead.

But, at 1-1, with the away support hoping their side could go on to win the game, it slipped away from us in the most unfortunate of ways.

A harmless ball in from Ramsey, somehow, ended up in the net after Rice decided to duck under it, therefore, catching Hart unawares and the ball, before anyone could recover the situation, was in the net.

At 2-1, Arsenal were suddenly full of confidence and two goals, in the last five minutes of normal time, flattered the North London side.