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West Ham United - Arsenal
Premier League - 12 January 2019
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IT'S OVER! Declan Rice's first goal in the Premier League secures West Ham a memorable victory over Arsenal at the London Stadium!
GOAL RULED OUT! It's not going to be Arsenal's day. Kolasinac's cross from the left is converted by Koscienly's head but the celebrations are premature. Kolasinac was offside.
There will be THREE minutes of added time to play.
There is no real urgency from Arsenal; they are going down without a fight here. The West Ham faithful are in fine voice as their side edge closer to a first victory over the Gunners in almost four years.
Into the last five minutes. As it stands, Arsenal will be staying fifth, three points behind Chelsea who will play their game in-hand against Newcastle later. West Ham will move into eighth.
GOAL RULED OUT! Aubameyang has the ball in the back of the net but Kolasinac was offside when he delivered the cross.
- OffMichail AntonioWest Ham United
- OnPedro ObiangWest Ham United
WEST HAM SUB: Antono makes way for Pedro Obiang.
Emery's side have won a remarkable eight points in the last 10 minutes in games this season, but this one looks to be getting away from them. They are really running of steam here.
Arsenal just can't get going, as Guendouzi whips a cross straight into the arms of Fabianski.
Arsenal have lacked their usual cutting edge today, however, which is quite strange considering the form Lacazette and Aubameyang have been in of late. They still have some time to turn this one around, though.
The game is becoming stretched; it's opening up as we enter the last 15 minutes. It's interesting to note that Arsenal have scored in every away game this season but haven't won on their travels since November.
Wrighty's not happy...
- OffMarko ArnautovicWest Ham United
- OnAndy CarrollWest Ham United
DOUBLE WEST HAM SUB: Arnautovic waves to the crowd as he leaves the field; is this a goodbye from the Austrian? He's replaced by Carroll.
Meanwhile, Nasri leaves the pitch to a mixed reception, he has done well but will make way for Snodgrass.
- OffAinsley Maitland-NilesArsenal
- OnHéctor BellerínArsenal
ARSENAL SUB: Bellerin replaces Maitland-Niles in Emery's third and final change.
JUST WIDE! Wave after wave of attack from the visitors now, but still West Ham lead. Ramsey involved again, of course he is, flicking the ball into the path of Iwobi who bursts into the penalty area. He can only drag his shot wide of the right-hand post, though.
AUBAMEYANG SHOULD SCORE! Kolasinac squares the ball for Aubameyang who looks suspiciously offside. The flag stays down but the Arsenal forward can't capitalise, firing the ball over the bar from point-blank range. Ought to do better there.
Rice celebrates his first league goal.
CHANCE! That's more like it from Arsenal and it is no coincidence that their best move in some time involves Ramsey. The Welshman whips a precise cross to the far post but Aubameyang who heads over.
- Yellow cardSead KolašinacArsenal
YELLOW CARD! Kolasinac is booked for a cynical foul on Antonio.
- OffShkodran MustafiArsenal
- OnAaron RamseyArsenal
DOUBLE ARSENAL SUB: Torreira and Ramsey replace Xhaka and Mustafi; the visitors will switch to a back four.
WIDE! Arsenal 's defenders are caught sleeping once again - they are too static and Nasri's whipped cross finds Ogbonna who glances his header just wide.
West Ham win their sixth corner of the afternoon but it comes to nothing. The hosts come into this contest on the back of a defeat to Burnley and draw to Brighton, but they have looked like a completely different side today.
SHOT! Arsenal have responded well to falling behind but they're yet to test Fabianski this afternoon. The space opens up for Guendouzi to have a pop from the edge of the penalty area but he side-foots a weak shot wide of the mark.
Arsenal's defensive woes continue: they have now conceded an eye-watering 22 goals this season.
West Ham have won six of the nine games in which they have taken the lead this season; is there any way back for Arsenal after this set-back?
- GoalDeclan RiceWest Ham United
GOAL! West Ham 1-0 Arsenal
RICE! He spurned a golden opportunity just before half-time but the 19-year-old finally has his first league goal to put West Ham ahead! Xhaka fails to clear the corner deliver convincingly, the hosts worked it back into the box, Nasri tees it up to Rice and does the rest, smashing the ball into the top corner with a lovely strike.
- Yellow cardShkodran MustafiArsenal
YELLOW CARD! The first booking of the afternoon is shown to Mustafi for a foul on Anderson. This is a decent position for a West Ham free-kick, but Cresswell's delivery is headed behind for a corner.
- 2nd Half
A half-time substitution - for the referees! Stuart Attwell has replaced Andy Halliday as one of the linesmen.
It may be goalless at the half-time break, and Emery's side may have been second-best, but Gunners, don't despair; Arsenal have scored in their last 20 Premier League matches. They have scored 32 second-half goals - more than any other top-flight team.
- End of 1st Half
The referee calls time on a rather drab opening 45 minutes. West Ham have been the better side, with Declan Rice spurning the best opportunity right at the end of the first-half.
RICE SHOULD SCORE! Anderson delivers a beautiful corner delivery, picking out Rice who somehow glances his header wide from six yards out! What an opportunity for the youngster to grab his first league goal.
The pre-match statistics suggested we would have a real goal-fest this afternoon, but the first half hasn't worked out like that. There have been few decent opportunities to mull over at the half-time break.
WELL WIDE! Antonio slices a shot badly and it ends up closer to the corner flag than Leno's goal. It kind of sums up the first half: players have been getting into decent positions but their final ball or shot has been wasteful.
It looks like Guendouzi is going to be fit enough to carry on - for now at least.
Guendouzi falls awkward after a tangle with Nasri and the Arsenal midfielder requires some treatment. It looks like a shoulder injury but he's not getting any sympathy from the West Ham supporters.
THAT'S NOT FAR AWAY!
In fact, the Arsenal supporters - seated at the opposite end of the pitch - think it has gone in! Guendouzi really catches a hold of a venomous shot from 25 yards, it's swerving and dipping, Fabianski is beaten, but it's inches wide of the target.
SO CLOSE! Arnautovic looks marginally offside as he receives the ball, but the flag stays down. Nasri takes over and tees up the on-rushing Anderson for a shot. He connects sweetly with a first-time effort that swerves inches wide of Leno's far post.
It's the closest we have come to an opening goal so far.
West Ham are enjoying a decent spell in the match. Pellegrini will be desperate for his side to make the most of this period.
IMPORTANT BLOCK! Arnautovic works his way into the penalty area and looks like he's about to open the scoring with a shot inside the box but Sokratis comes out of nowhere and makes a hugely important block.
It's another poor West Ham corner delivery. Anderson takes from the right but it takes a deflection and ends up in the arms of Leno.
Koscienly towers above Antonio to make an important headed clearance, but at the expense of another West Ham corner.
SHOT! Nasri starts an attack for West Ham - and nearly finishes it. Playing a one-two with Noble the flanker then shoots from a tight angle but can only find the side-netting.
Nasri has looked lively and wins West Ham a corner. Cresswell, however, produces a disappointing cross that fails to beat the first defender at the near post.
A beautiful flicked touch from Iwobi releases Kolsinac on the left flank, he cuts the ball back into a crowded penalty area but Rice wants it more than anyone else and makes an important intervention.
The visitors are back on the attack, with Guendouzi finding space on the channel to deliver a cross but Zabaleta does well to make the block. And moments later Iwobi is flagged offside as another foray ends in frustration.
Arsenal have scored - and conceded - in every away game so far this season; it would be amazing if this game finished goalless. But here we are, 17 minutes in and we have yet to see the deadlock broken. Boo.
Cresswell puts a lot of pace into his cross from the flank, searching for Antonio at the back post, but it's too close for Leno who smothers it.
CHANCE! Aubameyang and Iwobi link up in midfield, with the latter feeding Lacazette. The Frenchman races into space between two West Ham defenders and fires a shot at goal which Fabianski does well to parry and he snatches at the rebound, blazing the ball over.
WIDE! Anderson slaloms his way through a crowd of Arsenal defenders - it's too easy, really - and he opens his body up to curl a shot at goal but can't quite direct it on target.
SHOT! Lacazette is found in acres of space by Xhaka's long ball over the top. The Frenchman controls on his chest and fires a half-volley at goal but the shot is always spinning wide of Fabianski's far post.
West Ham appear to be targeting Arsenal's right-hand side as Antonio goes on another surging run after racing onto a pass from Nasri, who has looked sharp in the opening stages. Antonio is put under some pressure and is forced to move the ball backwards.
Nice football from West Ham. Antonio does well to keep the ball in play on the right, he feeds it to Noble who plays a lovely give-and-go with Nasri before shooting from the edge of the box. He doesn't get the power into the effort and it's a comfortable save for Leno.
Arsenal have made an energetic start to the game, using a high-press to make life difficult for the hosts.
Rice, who has just signed a new contract at West Ham, is quickly closed down by a couple of visiting players in midfield but does well to win the free-kick.
Arnautovic receives a decent reception from the home fans, as speculation over his future at the club rumbles on.
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Arsenal can move level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea with victory, ahead of the Blues' match with Newcastle at 5.30pm today.
West Ham, meanwhile, have the potential to move as high as eighth if they can manage to beat the Gunners for the first time in almost four years.
Head-to-head: West Ham have won just one of their last 21 Premier League matches against Arsenal (D4, L16). That sole victory came in August 2015.
Emery: "I think West Ham are improving and they also have good individual players with quality, like Anderson, like Arnautovic, who are very good players.
"Usually [Manuel Pellegrini has] very offensive teams. They usually play matches with a balance tactically but above all with technical, offensive players."
Andy Carroll will look back on this match with fondness (not sure he pulled off that knee slide celebration, though), but the former Liverpool and Newcastle forward has been out of the picture of late and only makes the bench for this afternoon's tie.
In his pre-match press conference, Pellegrini said: "This year we have demonstrated that we can play as a big team against any team. We play for three points from the first whistle, and we will do so again against Arsenal.
"I insist on the big team mentality because we are in a big club with 60,000 people behind us and we want to improve.
"As a team we want to work better than we did in the first half of the season and to do that we have to beat the top clubs."
Pellegrini has been explaining Arnautovic's inclusion, after his brother told newspapers that the Austrian international wants to leave.
"Marko had a complete week with the squad," Pellegrini said, stressing how important he remains to the club.
NO MESUT OZIL FOR ARSENAL, AARON RAMSEY STARTS ON BENCH
Ozil is reportedly fit having recovered from injury but doesn't even make the bench. Ramsey IS on the bench as transfer speculation over his future continues.
In total there are three changes to the team that started the victory over Blackpool, with Sokratis, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Alex Iwobi the only players to retain their place.
MARKO ARNAUTOVIC STARTS, SAMIR NASRI MAKES LEAGUE DEBUT
Arnatovic is reportedly unhappy at West Ham and wants a move this transfer window, but Manuel Pellegrini starts the Austrian. He is joined by Nasri in the starting XI, who makes his league debut for the Hammers against his former club.
WEST HAM TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Diop, Cresswell, Noble, Rice, Antonio, Nasri, Anderson, Arnautovic.
Subs: Adrian, Masuaku, Obiang, Snodgrass, Diangana, Perez, Carroll.
ARSENAL TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Leno, Mustafi, Sokratis, Koscielny, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Kolasinac, Iwobi, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
Subs: Cech, Bellerin, Lichtsteiner, Monreal, Torreira, Ramsey, Nketiah.
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