A depressingly familiar story for Gooners: Arsenal coasting in the lead, blatantly superior to their opponents… their players switch off, BANG… BANG, two goals conceded and two precious points chucked away. “Sickening” – that’s how Arsene Wenger described the result.
Arsenal should have won this match 5-1, or something like that; instead they took their foot off the accelerator, allowing West Ham to rescue a point from what appeared to be a certain defeat.
Fair play to Franco Zola for bringing on Alessandro Diamanti. The lively Italian, who might turn out to be the club’s next Paolo Di Canio, created the first goal form a free-kick and scored the equaliser from the penalty spot. His emotional celebration will only endear him to West Ham fans.
Photos of the match below: