A Declan Rice goal just after halftime was enough for West Ham to beat Arsenal this afternoon.
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Match: West Ham vs Arsenal
Stadium: London Stadium
Kick-Off (UK Time): 12:30 12/01/2019
This was a match which felt like the Arsenal of last season as we watched a Gunners side which really struggled away from home.
The Gunners’ lack of creativity was on display from the early minutes but Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang combined well to produce a couple of decent opportunities.
They went untaken with the opening goal coming just after the interval. Granit Xhaka failed to clear a simple corner at the front post as the home side regained possession and found an unmarked Declan Rice who stroked the ball home.
The Gunners pressed forward in search of an equalising goal and produced a couple of decent chances which went untaken.
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Still, they were few and far between as a rigid and uninspiring Arsenal attack struggled to take advantage of the space afforded to them.
Here are the match highlights (will open in a separate tab).