Arsenal produced a ‘combative‘ display to beat West Ham United, battling to the final whistle withholding aerial attack after attack. Big Andy provided plenty of problems for the Gunners back line but they held strong and came away with three points. Mertesacker in particular winning some fantastic headed challenges.
Francis Coquelin and Mathieu Flamini were involved in plenty of hearty challenges and can be happy with their performances, especially the former who made just his second start this season after an emergency call-back from his loan move.
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