22/04/2018 1:30 pm
|Arsenal||West Ham United|
|Monreal (51), Ramsey (82),
Lacazette (85, 89)
Arsenal welcomed West Ham United to the Emirates Stadium for Sunday’s Premier League clash.
With Arsene Wenger announcing his departure from the club yesterday, most fans were hoping for a lift in the atmosphere in the ground with his future no longer unknown. With a few games left this season for his farewell tour after 22 years at the helm, Arsenal typically stuttered in the first half and the visitors dominated. Following the halftime break, Arsenal started the second period in the perfect manner to give Wenger the send-off many feel he deserves and we secured all three points in a 4-1 victory.
Following a goalless first 45, Nacho Monreal opened the scoring in the 51st minute. West Ham did level through Marko Arnautovic but an explosive end to the second 45 saw Arsenal score three times in the final ten minutes of the match. Aaron Ramsey got himself on the scoresheet before Alexandre Lacazette helped himself to a late brace.
With Thursday’s Europa League Semi-Final first leg against Atletico Madrid, the West Ham showing will be the perfect warm-up for that affair and hopefully, Wenger can bring his time with us to an end with another trophy.
I’m sure his most vocal opponents in recent years would rally behind that!