Arsenal vs West Ham Highlights
Watch Arsenal vs West Ham highlights as West Ham had a tie with table topper Arsenal in the premier league premises at London stadium.
As Arsenal is in the top position of the Points table, west Ham is in the 15th position of the premier league table.
Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal only have themselves to blame after throwing away their second two-goal lead in a week to draw 2-2 at West Ham in a major hit to their title credentials.
The Premier League leaders got off to the perfect start as Gabriel Jesus and Martin Odegaard put the Gunners two up after 10 minutes with clinical first-time finishes – but just like last week at Anfield, Mikel Arteta’s side could not hold on to their advantage.
They conceded just before half-time when Said Benrahma struck from the penalty spot after Gabriel fouled Lucas Paqueta – before Arsenal were awarded a spot kick themselves just after half-time for Michail Antonio’s handball, only for Bukayo Saka to uncharacteristically put his effort wide.
That proved even more costly when West Ham equalised two minutes later through Jarrod Bowen’s smart finish.
Antonio hit the bar for the Hammers in the final 10 minutes but Arteta’s Arsenal will rue another two points dropped.
“We could not control what West Ham was proposing [after the first goal],” Arteta said after the game. “If you concede two or three goals away from home, it is very difficult to win football matches.
“We have to blame ourselves with how we defended those two goals in our boxes.
“We need to have that ruthless mindset to go and kill a team. When a team is there for the taking, we have to kill the team. And when you don’t do that in the Premier League, at some stage it’s going to turn around.
“You have to fight and earn the right to play, but when we need it, you need to have more composure.”
Arterta on postmatch interview
“Fatigue-wise? No,” he said in his post-match press conference. “What we produced in the first and second half against Liverpool was similar and today we put a higher input in the second half than we did in the first half.
“We were slower in everything that we did. I don’t think the team is fatigued or looked fatigued. The best way to do it is convince them how good they are and do what they have to do.
Asked if his side are feeling the pressure of the title race, Arteta replied: “I would say ‘yes’ if I see a team playing with [gestures nothing]. When I see a team playing with that flow [at the start of the game], that’s not pressure. At 2-0 we were not under pressure. We just didn’t do what the game required in that moment.
David Moyes on the postmatch interview
Meanwhile, David Moyes admits he expected his side to get a third goal after their equaliser – as he hailed a big result for the Hammers which moved them four points clear of the relegation zone.
Moyes said: “We tried to put Arsenal under pressure, we were quicker and got up to people faster. We did a lot of things better today than we have before. We need to get back to it. It was a big result, especially after being 2-0 down.
“At 2-0 down we didn’t deserve to be as I didn’t think Arsenal threatened much. They did look incredibly slick – I didn’t think people were saying West Ham were bad, so for us to hang in and pressure them. And we got our moment with the penalty kick. It got us back in the game.
“It’s a fine line in football. It’s so small. They get a penalty kick after half-time after we started well. We got good fortune with the missed penalty and then I fancied us to get a third one.”