Premier League
25 August 2018
Game week
1 - 1
3 - 1
Emirates Stadium (London)


0 - 1
25' M. Arnautović (G) (assist by: Felipe Anderson)
Nacho Monreal (G) 30' (assist by: A. Iwobi)
1 - 1
I. Diop (OG) 70'
2 - 1
D. Welbeck (G) 90'+2 (assist by: Bellerín)
3 - 1


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Arsenal are finally on their way in the Premier League this season and the win should give them a huge boost in confidence ahead of next week's trip to Cardiff. Meanwhile, West Ham can hold their heads high after a battling performance but need to start churning out results. They head to Wolves next, with a midweek tie against AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup first up.
Emery gets his first win as Arsenal manager but it was a hard fought game. The Gunners had to rally from behind before taking control in the second period, where an own goal from Diop and Welbeck's goal right at the depth ensured all three points remain in North London.
90'+2 All three of Arsenal's goals this afternoon have come from attacks down the right-hand side, with Bellerin putting the ball on the plate for Welbeck on this occasion.
GOAL! 3-1 Arsenal! Game over! The Gunners' hard work finally pays off as Bellerin slides a pass into the middle where Welbeck turns before firing home from the middle of the box.
Into four minutes of added time at the Emirates Stadium.
90'+1 CHANCE! Felipe Anderson picks up a cross and drills a low ball back into the middle where Yarmolenko cannot quite find the decisive touch.
90' Sokratis is the first Arsenal player to be booked, having his name taken after a foul in midfield.
88' Wilshere marks his return to the Emirates Stadium with a yellow card after fouling Welbeck to prevent an Arsenal attack.
87' Arsenal continue to control the tempo of the game but they cannot quite find a breakthrough to put the game beyond any doubt.
85' West Ham are not out of this yet as Felipe Anderson leads the charge for Pellegrini's side, feeding a ball across to Perez but his side-footed effort does not threaten Cech.
83' SAVE! An Arsenal corner is headed away and met by a fierce, driven shot from Ramsey, forcing another diving save from Fabianski.
81' Mkhitaryan overhits his delivery from the resultant free-kick and the opportunity is wasted.
80' A very rash challenge from Fredericks on Monreal down the left side and he earns a deserved yellow card.
79' Arsenal banging on the door as they seek a third goal to put the game beyond any doubt. West Ham standing firm though, with Fabianski's saves being decisive.
75' West Ham also make their last change, bringing on Yarmolenko for Snodgrass.
Third and final change for Arsenal as the hard-working Aubameyang is replaced by Welbeck.
73' CHANCE! Arsenal are in the mood now and Ramsey does superbly, winning the ball and charging into the area. He pokes a pass back to Aubameyang and his shot is crucially deflected behind.
72' A moment to forget for Diop. He could do nothing about the own goal but it was his hash of a clearance that led to the opportunity for Arsenal.
70' GOAL! 2-1 Arsenal! It is a messy finish but they will not care! West Ham cannot deal with the danger as Lacazette takes the touch down, turns to knock the ball back into the danger zone where Diop gets the final touch. A very cruel own goal.
68' SAVE! Felipe Anderson fires an effort at goal from distance that Cech saves but fumbles the ball back out into the middle but thankfully Mustafi is alert to get rid of the danger.
67' West Ham will be delighted with this performance but Arsenal fans may feel differently if the game stays like this, as they want a first win of the season.
65' Arsenal still seeing plenty of the ball but failing to create clear cut opportunities, while they continue to look exposed at the back when West Ham push forward.
63' Second change for West Ham sees the introduction of another former Arsenal man, as Perez takes the place of Antonio.
61' Arsenal just starting to get their noses ahead as the dominant side in the match and it is shaping up to be a very interesting final half hour. West Ham still look dangerous when they get forward.
59' Pellegrini's side forced into a change as Hernandez comes on to replace Arnautovic.
58' Arnautovic is down for the second time in a matter of minutes and it looks like he will have to come off. A real blow for the Hammers, as he has been in fine form in this match.
56' Another change for Arsenal as Torreira replaces Guendouzi.
54' Cech called into action at the other end as Arnautovic, who has popped up in pockets of space throughout the match, tries to double his tally with an attempt in the middle of the box but it is straight at the Gunners stopper.
53' SAVE! Arsenal seem to be flowing a lot better since Lacazette's introduction and he tries a shot from just outside the box but Fabianski is equal to it.
52' West Ham continue to be a threat for Arsenal's frail defensive line but Felipe Anderson's long ball forward bounces out of play on the opposite side.
50' Aubameyang is now down the left for Arsenal following the break, with Lacazette leading the line.
48' SAVE! Fabianski called into action after Aubameyang floats a ball into the middle where Mustafi rises, forcing a strong save from the former Arsenal stopper.
46' Emery makes a change at the break, introducing Lacazette for Iwobi.
West Ham restart the action for the second half.
Arsenal need to improve in the second period as they have invited plenty of pressure from the Hammers and have been sloppy in the play. Pellegrini's side have certainly made this a fierce encounter though and will want to maintain that form into the second period.
West Ham will certainly be the happier of the two sides at the interval and have edged the game, taking the lead following a slick move. The Hammers have missed a number of clear-cut opportunities and were made to pay when Monreal fired home.
45'+2 West Ham have a glorious chance to retake the lead as Snodgrass finds space in the middle but is denied by Cech.
45'+1 Three minutes of added time to end the first period.
45' Both Xhaka and Snodgrass are able to continue, with Aubameyang also back in the game.
44' Yet more treatment required as Snodgrass and Xhaka both fly into a strong challenge, with the pair feeling the brunt force of the impact. It has been a very physical game.
43' Mkhitaryan fires the free-kick from the edge of the area into the wall and immediately appeals for handball but the referee waves away the protests.
42' Aubameyang requires treatment after that challenge, taking a real hit on his knee. He is hobbling to the sidelines and it does not look good.
41' Diop fouls Aubameyang in a dangerous position and picks up a yellow card.
40' OVER! Aubameyang sets his sights at goal from distance but his dipping shot flies just over the bar.
38' DISALLOWED! West Ham again catch Arsenal out on the counter and Arnautovic pokes an effort past Cech but the flag is raised.
35' West Ham are showing considerable improvements to their displays against Liverpool and Bournemouth but will have to maintain that into the second half. Against the Cherries last week, the performance after the break was very poor.
33' West Ham continue to put Arsenal on the back foot as Arnautovic feeds a superb reverse pass through to Felipe Anderson but Ramsey makes a crucial block.
32' SAVE! Arsenal caught out once again as Antonio charges past the defence and into room but his shot is comfortably saved by Cech.
30' Iwobi attempted to get a touch to the ball in the middle and is credited with the assist. A fine move from the Gunners.
GOAL! 1-1! Brilliant play from Arsenal down the right sees Bellerin drill a ball across the face of goal where Monreal has found space, firing home into an empty net.
29' Superb touch from Aubameyang hands Arsenal a chance and he feeds a ball through to Ramsey but he is crowded out and sees his shot blocked by Fredericks.
27' Arsenal the architects of their own downfall once again. West Ham have impressed early on but the Gunners have invited pressure since the start.
25' GOAL! 1-0 West Ham! The Hammers have been probing and get the breakthrough after hitting on the counter. Filipe Anderson and Arnautovic combine, with the latter then drilling a low finish from outside the box beyond the reach of Cech.
Superb build-up play from Filipe Anderson to combine with Arnautovic but the attack all stemmed from a sloppy piece of play at the other end.
24' You can see what style of play Emery is trying to input onto Arsenal but there is still work to do, as the Gunners continue to struggle to create opportunities.
22' Fairly even start to the game, with the majority of play coming in the middle third of the field as neither side has created too many scoring opportunities yet.
20' Emery and the Arsenal supporters can breath a sigh of relief as Monreal is able to continue.
18' Could be an issue for Arsenal now as Monreal requires treatment after a coming together with Fredericks. The Gunners are already without Sead Kolasinac and also lost Ainsley Maitland-Niles on the opening weekend.
16' Mustafi fouls Antonio and it allows West Ham a chance to threaten the Arsenal defence. Snodgrass curls it into the box but the Gunners' back-line stands firm to deal with the pressure.
15' Arsenal's intention for slick passing play from the back is not quite working out at the moment, with the Gunners out of rhythm in the early exchanges and inviting pressure from West Ham.
13' WIDE! Arnautovic now has a sight of goal at the other end after beating the offside trap but he smashes an effort into the side netting.
12' DISALLOWED! Ramsey has the ball in the back of Fabianski's net after tucking home after Mkhitaryan's shot was deflected into his path but the offside flag is raised.
10' Mkhitaryan now goes direct from the free-kick but West Ham's defence deals with it, as Diop rises to head the ball away. Arsenal will come again though.
9' Arsenal taking their time as they attempt to open up West Ham's defence and Guendouzi wins a free-kick in a threatening area after being fouled by Wilshere. The Gunners try to take it quickly but the referee calls the play back.
7' West Ham working through the gears down the left side on the counter as Masuaku and Antonio combine, eventually switching the ball to the opposite side where Snodgrass and Fredericks are eventually crowded out.
5' Wilshere seeing little of the ball in his return to North London after leaving Arsenal this summer after 17 years with the club. He faces a stern test today against his former team-mates.
3' Fairly composed start to the match for both teams, with Arsenal dominating possession and West Ham sitting back patiently.
1' We are underway at the Emirates Stadium, where Arsenal get the action started.
The two teams are out and the game is just a few minutes away from kicking off.
Pellegrini makes four changes from last week's defeat to Bournemouth, drafting in Sanchez, Fredericks, Diop and Antonio. Zabaleta and Hernandez drop to the bench but there is no place in the squad for both Mark Noble and Angelo Ogbonna.
Arsenal make just one change to the side that lost 3-2 to Chelsea last week, with Mesut Ozil not in the squad due to illness. Ramsey comes into the starting line-up as a result, playing in the number 10 role with Iwobi and Mkhitaryan in support.
West Ham subs: Adrian, Pablo Zabaleta, Pedro Obiang, Javier Hernandez, Declan Rice, Lucas Perez, Andriy Yarmolenko.
Arsenal subs: Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Rob Holding, Lucas Torreira, Danny Welbeck, Mohamed Elneny, Alexandre Lacazette.
West Ham XI (4-2-3-1): Lukasz Fabianski; Ryan Fredericks, Issa Diop, Fabian Balbuena, Arthur Masuaku; Carlos Sanchez, Jack Wilshere; Felipe Anderson, Robert Snodgrass, Michail Antonio; Marko Arnautovic.
Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Petr Cech; Hector Bellerin, Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Nacho Monreal; Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi; Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Aaron Ramsey, Alex Iwobi; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Meanwhile, Manuel Pellegrini has also started life at West Ham with back-to-back defeats. Losing at Anfield to Liverpool on the opening weekend was not surprising but a loss to Bournemouth at home last time out has raised questions that need to be swiftly answered after a number of expensive recruits were secured.
Unai Emery was handed an extremely difficult start to life in England with matches against Manchester City and Chelsea, with the Gunners losing both as they settle into a new era. Expectations will rise over the coming weeks though as Arsenal face a moe favourable run of matches.
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and West Ham, where both London sides are looking to pick up their first points after a slow start to the season.


P. Čech
Ł. Fabiański
F. Balbuena
S. Papastathopoulos
M. Arnautović
H. Mkhitaryan
A. Ramsey
Felipe Anderson
R. Snodgrass
P. Aubameyang
C. Sánchez
A. Iwobi
Nacho Monreal
J. Wilshere
S. Mustafi
I. Diop
R. Fredericks
A. Masuaku
M. Guendouzi
M. Antonio
G. Xhaka

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G. Scott
S. Ledger
Fourth official
K. Friend


Match Stats

Arsenal West Ham United
56 Attacks (Dangerous) 41
7 Corners 2
16 Fouls 13
16 Free Kicks 19
6 Goal Kicks 7
3 Offsides 3
0 Shots (blocked) 0
3 Shots (off target) 4
9 Shots (on target) 4
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
13 Throw Ins 22

Regular Season

Emirates Stadium

Emirates Stadium