Video: London Derby talking points with match highlights as Arsenal only salvaged a point


Arsenal were held by a firm West Ham United as the London stadium saw a boring goalless draw. David Moyes continued on with a comparable eleven that beat Chelsea and got the desired result ultimately last week.

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In the meantime, Arsenal’s sad run in December continue as after two consecutive draws and one setback against Manchester United, they have now made things difficult in the race of four as they sit seventh in the table.

  1. Formation change did not work

Arsenal made a change to their system as Arsene Wenger reverted to from three to back four with 4-2-3-1 after the injury of defender Shkodran Mustafi, but in any case, their alteration in the composition did not have all the earmarks of being ideally alright as it lacked the solidarity in the defence. West Ham attacker Marko Arnautovic reliably looked as a noteworthy hazard in the compartment and in the wing. He almost scored a champ in the distraction for the Gunners defender and he almost scored a goal before was denied by the linesman for an offside. Other players like Lanzini and Antonio constantly also poised threat in the Gunners defence as they look dull.

2. David Moyes improving the Hammers

David Moyes has had miserable spells since his tenure with Manchester United. The Scotsman was sacked just after nine months in his profession at United and later in his subsistence at Real Sociedad and moreover, in Sunderland, the ex Everton man was a disappointment. He drove Sunderland to relegation and also downgraded Sociedad before he was sacked midway. However, at present, his career might be on a proper track again as after his arrival West Ham is looking more ominous and over the latest two weeks, they pounded the defending Champions however again took a point from biggie Arsenal which justifies Moye’s big involvement.

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3. Giroud failed to make impact

Oliver Giroud was provided with an unusual start to the starting lineup ahead of new recruitment Lacazatte but, the forward failed to grab the opportunity with an open hand. The Gunners played with their quality winger in the attacking advancement as Wenger’s men, Sanchez, Iwobi and the fullbacks all remain on track to give set piece cross and delivery from the sideways to Giroud’s end. Near around 23 long crosses were given to his disposal, nevertheless, the tall French striker failed to win back most of the headers and just passed on a more disastrous than normal execution. Arsenal’s strike force looked dull with Giroud and he failed to keep up the beat of working up with Wilshere, Ozil and Sanchez and couldn’t impact on counter-attack either.

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