Arsenal 2-1 Westham: Gunners Continue Positive Vibes

Arsenal continued action in the season's Premier League when they played host to West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium.

Like in our opening fixture where we defeated Fulham, we were able to claim all three points after putting two past a highly resilient side that was determined not to settle for less.

Mikel Arteta named a nice team, one similar to the one we saw last week with the only new additions being Sead Kolasinac, Bukayo Saka and Dani Ceballos. From last Saturday's starting lineup, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Mohamed Elneny and Kieran Tierney dropped.

Tierney was included in the team but had to be withdrawn after complaining of muscular discomfort during the team's warm-up session. 

Watching us play would have shocked anyone that witnessed us in action in our first fixture. Sharpness and precision were far from us. We were shattered into bits and made to look like helpless brings by David Moyes' side.

Before the first goal that put us ahead, they were gifted with a glorious opportunity through Ogbonna who headed towards goal. It met Bernd Leno well, giving him no challenge.

Our first attempt was a header from Lacazette. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sent a cross to his friend and he wasted no time in nodding it in. It was a landmark goal for him as that was his 50th as an Arsenal player. Saka could have added another but his strike went over.

The Hammers drew level at a very critical period, moments to the end of the first half. The result of their counter attack was Antonio Michail's goal and the half ended in adraw.

Even with much of the ball afterwards, e could do nothing tangible. Leno and Gabriel saved us at crucial times and that was one of what kept us in the game till late into the encounter when substitute Eddie Nketiah from close range slot in from a Dani ceballos delivery.

The game ended that way and we left with all three points making it six altogether from two Premier League matches played so far.

We will visit the King Power Stadium to face Leicester City in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night before travelling to Anfield to play the league's defending champion.

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