West Ham vs Arsenal results Highlights as Gunners beat Hammers
Monday, May 2, 2022
West Ham Vs Arsenal Results Highlights - Gunners Beat Hammers 2-0
The match between Arsenal and West Ham ended in a 2-0 Gunners win and we have the Westham vs Arsenal results highlights for you to enjoy. In this match‚ we've got goals from Gabriel Magalhaes and Rob Holding‚ the red card for Marko Arnautovic‚ and Samir Nasri's start. Read on for more highlights from the game!
West Ham vs Arsenal match highlights
West Ham are pressing up the pitch in search of an early goal. The Hammers have a couple of chances to open the scoring before the half hour mark. Pablo Fornals aligns himself with Jarrod Bowen‚ and he sends a cross into the Arsenal box‚ but Lukasz Fabianski makes a fine save. Declan Rice fires a low effort at goal‚ but it goes straight to Aaron Ramsdale. Meanwhile‚ Vladimir Coufal bends the ball down the Arsenal left flank. However‚ he is unable to make contact with the ball and it goes out of play. In the end‚ Arsenal fought back to take fourth place in the league‚ dislodging their North London rivals Tottenham. Nevertheless‚ West Ham had to make a late comeback‚ as the Gunners only had one substitute left in the squad. The match highlights are below‚ so you can enjoy the game without being left behind. You can also watch the highlights of West Ham vs Arsenal. It is important to note that this site is not responsible for any third-party content. With the score at 2-0‚ West Ham must respond well to the Arsenal goal. They must dig deep and find an equaliser. The Hammers have only won one of their last six Premier League games. This nervy atmosphere makes the Hammers feel as if they have been suffocated by tranquiliser. To counteract the pressure‚ they change their tactics and make a last-ditch attempt to level the score.
Goals from Rob Holding and Gabriel Magalhaes
Despite being without Ben White‚ the Gunners were still able to secure all three points at the London Stadium courtesy of goals from Gabriel Magalhaes and Rob Holding. But Arsenal will need more of these players to stay in the top four. In the absence of the injured Mikel Arteta‚ the team played slowly and relied on central defenders to score goals. A win over West Ham has seen Arsenal consolidate their fourth-place position and move above Tottenham and Chelsea in the Premier League table. Tottenham also beat Leicester City 3-1 on Sunday‚ but Arsenal have more matches to play. Both teams are in the race to qualify for the Champions League‚ and the Gunners' win over the Hammers lifted them into fourth place. Tottenham remain one point behind in the table‚ while West Ham remain in seventh‚ with 52 points. Arsenal had a lagging start‚ but that was hardly a surprise after their recent exertions in Europe. They were also missing a key player‚ with Ryan Fredericks away from his preferred flank at left-back and Alex Bowen in goal. West Ham also looked tired and sluggish‚ but Arsenal's resurgence was apparent.
Arnautovic's red card
Marko Arnautovic is on his way to China after winning every award in his first season at West Ham. His agent and brother have revealed that the Austrian wants a move to the Chinese Super League‚ where his wages are almost double what they are in England. However‚ the West Ham manager has admitted that his player is willing to move if the right price is offered. Arnautovic is a highly-rated player and could yet find himself in a new club in a different country. The West Ham player was sent off in the 33rd minute after he was caught elbowing Southampton's Jack Stephens. But the Arsenal player was not to be deterred as he apologised to his teammates three or four times after his dismissal. After the game‚ Arnautovic apologized to his teammates and West Ham fans in equal measure. Arnautovic is the only player to have been sent off twice against Southampton in the Premier League. The Arsenal midfielder has been banned from international football for three matches‚ but this ban does not seem to deter him from performing in the future. He has a proven track record of pushing opponents‚ and this latest incident was no different. He shoved Mathieu Debuchy‚ who had just been substituted‚ in the air during the game. The striker's elbow caused the French midfielder to land in advertising hoardings. The incident resulted in Arnautovic dislocating Debuchy's shoulder. Arnautovic's red card does not mean the end for the Austrian‚ though it may be a twisted way to show respect.
Samir Nasri's start
The French midfielder started as a substitute in the Arsenal match against West Ham on Sunday. Nasri was compared to other players in England who scored similar goals. Three weeks later‚ he was on the bench for the 2-2 draw with Birmingham City. The 2-2 draw ended Arsenal's seven-match winning streak and was a big blow for Wenger's hopes of winning the league. But he did contribute to the Gunners' subsequent three wins and two draws. In May 2016‚ Nasri was back in the starting lineup and started against Arsenal in the FA Cup. He admitted that the time he spent out of the team was depressing and he began to question his decision to come back. However‚ he coped with his absence by giving birth to a son. Samir Nasri's start against West Ham was a welcome return to Premier League action. After missing the last game against West Ham‚ the Frenchman had a busy week. He played 70 minutes‚ provided an assist and was replaced by Marko Arnautovic. While he was on the pitch‚ he removed his gloves and waved to Arsenal fans. It is thought that he is being considered for a move to China‚ where he is expected to play. But it's still uncertain. Samir Nasri's start against West Ham is one that is sure to be a big boost for the team and fans.
Coufal's penalty award
Mark Clattenburg has slammed Anthony Taylor's penalty award as dishonest after he deemed that Alexandre Lacazette had come down under a challenge from Vladimir Coufal. Replays showed Coufal had ample time to get the ball and brought Lacazette to the floor‚ but Taylor's decision was affirmed by VAR official Peter Bankes. The game was played at a slow pace‚ with only six shots on target. However‚ the Gunners were able to take advantage of this. Arsenal needed three points to secure a place in the Champions League‚ but it took a while to reach the London Stadium. After beating Leicester on Sunday‚ they needed to wait until the evening to face West Ham. Although they were ugly‚ the result was vital. While a victory over West Ham was necessary‚ the result was far from convincing. Arsenal looked sluggish in the first half but managed to nick a late winner through Gabriel and Rob Holding. Gabriel‚ who was impressive throughout the game‚ was unmarked at the back post before beating Lukasz Fabianski for Arsenal's second goal. But‚ the penalty was deemed to be harsh and Coufal's fate was awaited.
Tomisayu's debut season
With a goal on his Arsenal debut‚ Tomiyasu has dispelled any fears of being rusty. The Japanese international has played 62 minutes and shown a range of attributes in the process. His height and power have earned him a starting spot and he is a good aerial threat. In addition‚ he has won more aerial duels than any other player at the club‚ averaging 2.86 in every ninety minutes. He made an immediate impact on his first season in north London. After a disastrous pre-season‚ Tomiyasu arrived at Arsenal on transfer deadline day and has already made a big impression. Many Arsenal fans believed he was a panic buy‚ but he has since proven that he was worth the gamble. The club were bottom of the table when Tomiyasu signed‚ but they have already picked up maximum points from three games and kept two clean sheets. In the Premier League‚ Tomiyasu has played seven times since joining from Bologna‚ making him the second-highest player in the league. He has won more aerial duels than any other Arsenal defender and is in the top 28 in that category. Tomiyasu was offered a place in the Barcelona youth academy when he was 11 but decided that the distance was too great.
Arsenal's lack of European experience
While the team may not have been able to qualify for European competition last season‚ they have made great progress this season‚ even without the benefit of European competition. Arsenal have now won three consecutive Premier League games and are just two points behind the top four‚ while West Ham‚ on the other hand‚ have won just one of their last six matches. The Hammers are now eight points behind the top four and will play West Ham again on Thursday in the second leg of their Europa League semi-final. Despite the lack of European experience‚ Arsenal's performance was dominated by the Hammers' defending. They conceded nine goals in their last five matches. This can partly be attributed to the absence of Kieran Tierney‚ who is out through injury. In his absence‚ Nuno Tavares has been a liability. However‚ it's important to note that Arsenal have a slick playmaker in Jarrod Bowen‚ who is currently tied for sixth in the League in assists. He curled a bicycle kick against Eintracht Frankfurt in the last round‚ but was unable to convert it into goal. In a game against a Bundesliga side‚ Arsenal's lack of experience could be a factor in their disappointing performance. David Moyes had called for three changes to the starting eleven‚ with five of the substitutes coming on after the interval. However‚ the team's lack of European experience had a sour note. West Ham‚ with only 11 games in Europe this season‚ are now just one point behind Tottenham‚ who are currently third in the Premier League table.