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Arsenal 5-1 West Ham – Hammers Nailed At The Emirates As Gunners Find Their Mojo (Photos & Highlights)

By Alan Duffy

Arsenal 5-1 West Ham United – Premier League – 23rd January 2013

After losing to both Man City and Chelsea, Arsenal needed to back to winning ways if they were to stay in touch with the likes of Tottenham in their quest for a Champions League spot. And win they did, in some style.

To be fair, it hadn’t all gone according to plan for the Gunners from the start, with Jack Collison putting the visitors ahead on 18 minutes courtesy of a rocket shot. Although, arguably the West Ham midfielder could’ve received a red card earlier on after he went in high and not very handsome on Jack Wilshere.

It took only four minutes for Arsenal to hit back, with Lukas Podolski unleashing a magnificent drive which beat Jussi Jaaskelainen in the the Hammers’ goal.

In the second half, the Gunners tore their London rivals apart from the off, with Podolski turning provider on three occasions, Oliver Giroud bagging a brace and both Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla (with a superb flick) also getting in on the act.

However, late on, Wets Ham sub Dan Potts suffered a terrible injury after what seemed a minor challenge. Medics attended to the unconscious starlet for over 10 minutes before he was eventually stretchered off and brought to hospital (he thankfully regained consciousness in the ambulance).

Down to 10 men, having used all their subs, West Ham did well to stop Arsenal from scoring again as the game went past it 100th minute, but ultimately it was a well-deserved win for Arsene Wenger’s men. Although, Gooners will no doubt be concerned that this hefty victory will stop Mr Wenger from strengthening the squad before the transfer window closes.

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Photos: PA

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By Alan Duffy on January 23rd, 2013 in Arsenal, Photos, Videos, West Ham Utd. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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6 Responses to “Arsenal 5-1 West Ham – Hammers Nailed At The Emirates As Gunners Find Their Mojo (Photos & Highlights)”

  1. [...] View original article. /* This entry was posted in Arsenal and tagged Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, Chelsea, Collison, Duffy, Jaaskelainen, Potts, Walcott, West Ham United, Wilshere by admin. Bookmark the permalink. [...]

  2. barça bk says:

    Podolski ran riot tonight!!
    And is anyone glad to see Wenger put Walcott back on the wing after signing that silly contract?

  3. Youch says:

    Surely it was the Hammers that were the visitors who scored first?

  4. JJ says:

    Santi Caz’s goal was a touch of class.In fact, all the goals were stunning! Really was Champagne goalage.

  5. Bear says:

    Scoring a cracker for a first goal, then setting up three of the following four? Pretty damn good, for a “shit” player.

  6. Good to see Giroud scoring more goals. I think his confidence is building with every goal he scores. Maybe he’ll turn in to an Arsenal Legend! Gunners fans will certainly hope so!!

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