Yesterday, for the second time in 48 hours, Arsenal faced a fellow London team in the League. While QPR have struggled throughout the season and were not expected to really threaten the Gunners, West Ham are a different story. The Hammers have been impressive this season and have shown their capabilities on a regular basis. They headed into yesterday’s game in fifth place, one spot above us in the standings.
But ultimately that situation was reversed. After an open start to the game, we pulled away in the dying stages of the first half courtesy of goals from Cazorla and Welbeck. And despite West Ham scoring early in the second half, we held on to our one goal advantage and took all three points from the away fixture, securing six points overall in the last week of the year.
It was a pleasant end to the season, especially after all the drama that has occurred over the past few months, and both fans and players seemed content to sit back a little and savour victory in the last game of the calendar year.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) December 28, 2014
3 points well deserved ! Happy to be part of a TEAM of great players and very nice people!!! Thanks! !! pic.twitter.com/9AKCKi4Ku0
— Alexis Sánchez (@Alexis_Sanchez) December 28, 2014
Second important win this week !! Stronger together again well done guys !!!
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— Mathieu debuchy (@MatDebuchy) December 28, 2014
Great win, the Gunners took over Upton Park! Vitória excepcional! Os Gunners dominaram o estádio de… http://t.co/gPngc8Q2JE
— Lukas-Podolski.com (@Podolski10) December 28, 2014
Another important win and good performance from the boys! On to the next one now….. ⚽️
— Calum Chambers (@CalumChambers95) December 28, 2014
Good win for Arsenal today. Shame we're not gonna start the new year in 4th spot though
— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) December 28, 2014
4 goals in his last 5 games – I think it's fair to say Santi is on fire!
— Addi ™ (@VitalisAdi) December 28, 2014
Laurent is finally back … Good win today for @Arsenal, vital 3 pts
And, the best news of all was:
— Premier League (@premierleague) December 28, 2014