Wednesday night at the Emirates Stadium ended up favoring the gunners as their opponents West Ham continued to be frustrated. After a goalless first half in which Arsenal played well in terms of attack and possession and West Ham did well defending finally the dead lock was broken in the second half.
Mesut Ozil notched the opener by shooting with his left foot from outside the box to the bottom left corner, as Theo Walcott who has scored more Premier League goals against West Ham than he has against any other team was helped by Man of the Match Ozil to score their security goal by shooting from the center of the box to the left corner.
Finally French striker Olivier Giroud who is incomparable in scoring goals as a substitute than any other player came in the second half to score a stunner to change the scores to three. With his left foot the 30-year-old shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner assisted by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The scores couldn’t change any more since referee was an able to consider it a penalty when Nacho Monreal was brought down in the box by Sam Byram.
Wenger Praised Ozil for an outstanding performance and honestly acknowledged the fact that Arsenal loses confidence easily and takes long to recover. “I feel that he’s back physically with focus. I know him quite well and I felt that he got hit hard from us going out of the Champions League and it took him some time to recover from that mentally. Our confidence goes quickly and comes back slowly.” Quoted the Arsenal Boss.
On the other side according to Slaven Bilic, Arsenal deserved to win although West Ham played well. “Arsenal deserved to win. The first half was OK, not only because of the score but we were good. We defended well with numbers. And we were also good on counter-attacks.” Quoted the West Ham boss. He as well disclosed their intentions of winning and drawing unfortunately the results turned out unexpected.
Arsenal moved to fifth position on the table displacing an old enemy Manchester United to sixth. The previous night Man united survived losing to Everton after Luke Shaw was brought down and won penalty that got well converted by Zlatan Ibrahimović in the grace period.