Arsenal Falls 0-2 to West Ham in Premier League Clash

Arsenal Falls 0-2 to West Ham in Premier League Clash

Arsenal let go of their chance to regain top spot in the Premier League when they lost 2-0 to West Ham United at the Emirates on Thursday. West Ham could only score three times with Tomas Soucek taking the lead at half-time, but former Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos extended their lead after the break. Arsenal had more than twice as many chances but were unable to capitalize on any as the visitors defended with gusto.

It’s a very disappointing night for us,andquot; Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta told reporters. andquot;We have to put the ball [in the net] and win this [game].andquot; West Ham took the lead against a run in the 13th minute when Soucek headed home after Jarrod Bowen’s pull-back. Seemed to be able to keep the ball in play.

It is difficult, because the ball was in the air,andquot; Bowen told Amazon Prime. andquot;It was hard to say. It would be easier to say if it was down.andquot; After that, it was Arsenal’s attack, with Bukayo Saka hitting the post and Gabriel Jesus missing two good chances, before Mavropanos headed home James Ward-Prowse’s corner in the 55th.

West Ham could have gone through with three chances, but Said Benrahma saved a penalty in stoppage time after a foul on former West Ham captain Declan Rice. Defeat raises familiar questions about Arsenal’s title run. They were leading the league this time last year only to falter en route and go past Manchester City.

It may have been one of those nights where things just didn’t happen in front of goal, but scoring is still an issue. In addition to hitting the post, Saka also had an almost empty bumper that was stopped by Alphonse Areola, who also made a series of excellent saves in the second half.

Jesus should have scored when Arsenal were still behind but headed over an open goal, while Brazil’s Gabriel Martinelli also missed good chances. The win leaves West Ham sixth on 33 points and marked a landmark for their manager David Moyes, who has never won in the league in 22 attempts at Arsenal. Second place Arsenal share 40 points, two behind Liverpool, who beat Burnley 2-0 on Tuesday.

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