League leaders, Arsenal salute former coach, Arsene Wenger with victory over West Ham

League Leaders, Arsenal salute former coach, Arsene Wenger with victory over West Ham

It was a very warm reception for the former Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger as the League Leaders handed out a 3-1 defeat to West Ham United in Round 17 of English Premier League match played at Emirates Stadium.

England and Arsenal Star, struck early (5th minutes) of the first half with a goal, but the goal was ruled offside by referee – Michael Oliver.

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West Ham United got awarded a penalty in the 23rd minute of the first half for an infringement on West Ham attacker – Jarrod Bowen, by Arsenal defender, Williams Schiba.

Said Benrahma converted the spot kick to give West Ham United the lead just 24 minutes into the clash.League Leaders, Arsenal salute former coach, Arsene Wenger with victory over West Ham

Bukayo Saka drew Arsenal level after receiving a through pass from Martin Ordegaard in 53rd minutes of the second half of the match.

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Five minutes later, Brazilian Star, Gabriel Martinelli, made it 2-1 for Arsenal in 58th minute of the half with an assist from Grant Xhaka.

Edward Nketiah took the match beyond the reach of West Ham United in 69th minute of the second half of the match after rounding up the opponent’s defence to slot in the third goal for Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta’s men will be in action again on December 31, when they visit Brighton and Hove Albion while West Ham will return home on December 30 to host Brentford.

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