Our dominant display against Sam Allardyce’s side saw us run out comfortable 3-0 winners, and our performance has been praised by West Ham’s shot-stopper Adrian, according to their official website.
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We bossed the game from word go, but were initially unable to turn our dominance into a lead. This changed just before half time, Olivier Giroud applying the finish to a vintage Arsenal move.
A quickfire double in the second half put the game to bed, with our performance yielding the result it deserved.
Spanish goalkeeper Adrian heaped praise on our attacking players following the match, admitting that they were too much to handle.
“We’re unlucky to concede a goal just before half time,” he said.
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“Olivier Giroud hit the ball very well but I thought I could have done better. I thought we started the second half well, we put pressure on them. But then they scored the second goal and that was it.”
“I thought Arsenal played very well, particularly in attack, they have very good players. With Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla, they are all fantastic players.”
Our French forward Olivier Giroud was particularly impressive, and along with Aaron Ramsey was the driving force behind our performance. His hold-up, link-up, and forward play was superb, and his importance to our game cannot be understated.
We are in fantastic form at the moment, and have been buoyed by big wins in recent times. Hopefully that confidence will serve us well when we head to Monaco this Tuesday evening, as we look to overturn the 3-1 deficit from our disappointing first leg defeat.