Arsenal earned their way into fourth place in the table by beating West Ham this evening.
The Gunners earned a much-deserved three points this evening, beating a resilient West Ham side to climb inside the top four of the division.
It was another solid performance at home from our side, controlling the majority of the possession whilst most-importantly keeping our opponents trying to force thing to get their chance in front of goal.
We stuck to the task, but it wasn’t until the second-half before our game-plan come to the fore and we finally scored the opener, with Gabriel Martinelli showing great composure to beat the goalkeeper after Alexandre Lacazette’s intelligent pass.
Shortly after, Jarrod Bowen had a fine effort to equalise for the visitors, only to be denied by Aaron Ramdsale, before Lukasz Fabianski also made a fine save at the other end as we threatened from Martin Odegaard’s free kick.
Things got a little easier 15 minutes later when Vladimir Coufal picked up a second yellow in the match, therefore graniting our side a penalty kick, but we failed to make that chance pay.
We did finally get the all-important second after substitute Emile Smith Rowe combined with Bukayo Saka to place his effort in the corner.
This was an important performance from our side, especially with the controversy going on behind the scenes, and we will hopefully be abl to carry on in this positive manner as we endure the tough Christmas period, but the bug question in the coming weeks will be whether to involve Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has recently been dropped from the side.
Are we better off without Auba?