Five things, good and bad, that we learned from the win over West Ham
It was a great morale-boosting win and for once there were as many positives as negatives that Arsenal can take from the game.
1 – Arsenal do not need David Luiz
He has been a liability since he arrived at the club, a total waste of money and it is no coincidence that he is dropped and Arsenal win.
2 – Martinelli deserves to be ahead of Lacazette
The young lad scores regularly, he runs all game long, he plays with his heart, he holds the ball up very well and finds space with ease. Basically all the things Lacazette has been missing recently.
3 – Nicholas Pepe has finally arrived
It was not just the goal and assist but his all-round game. He was poor in the first half but so was the whole team and once he got his confidence he was almost unplayable.
4 – Freddie Ljungberg is learning fast
Whatever the Swede said at half time, it worked. His team line up was also spot on. Also, he has learned from his mistakes in his first two games in charge.
5 – Problems still exist big time
The first half was woeful, there will be far better teams than West Ham and we cannot allow the second half to mask over the problems that clearly still remain.
There is more but the five things I have highlighted here are what comes to mind first and foremost. The positives do outweigh the negatives but Arsenal cannot be complacent. There are still many issues that need addressing.