Late goals from Ramsey and Lacazette secured Arsenal’s day as the Gunners came away 4-1 victorious over West Ham in the league on Sunday.
Setting the Scene:
Arsene Wenger’s departure news created a positive vibe among the fans and the crowd was full at the Emirates in support of the team and the outgoing manager, whose 22 year reign at the helm ends at the end of the season.
West Ham also needed something to secure their survival in the league as their 35 points tally can have some late hiccups in the final weeks of the season.
Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere didn’t start due to problems and David Ospina started in goal. The game demanded a bit more from the home side as it was a bit flat in the early minutes. Gunners got the pace going but there wasn’t enough from the home side to take the lead in the first half as it was still to break the deadlock at the break.
Monreal broke the deadlock for Arsenal
Nacho Monreal gave Arsenal the lead with a magnificent left footed volley from a corner in the 51st minute. The Irons though equalized through Arnautovic, but Arsenal started to play their elite game in the final quarter of the game. Injection of Aubameyang improved the attack and they snatched the lead through a Ramsey cross which went in due to a miscommunication between Joe Hart and defender Declan Rice. Lacazette then ensured three points five minutes from time, and the Franchman then doubled his tally with another decent finish to complete the scoring 4-1.
The win still stalls Arsenal at 6th in the table, while the Hammers have something to think about in the final games of the season.
Lacazette has scored 6 in his last 6 games
Arsenal: Ospina; Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal; Xhaka, Elneny (Maitland-Niles); Iwobi (Aubameyang), Welbeck (Chambers), Ramsey; Lacazette
West Ham: Hart; Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Rice; Masuaku, Cresswell, Kouyate, Noble; Fernandes (Hernandez), Mario (Lanzini);Arnautovic