Arsenal grabbed a late winner to secure a 2-1 victory over London rivals West Ham United in the Premier League’s evening match at the Emirates Stadium.
West Ham started the better of the two teams. The possessed the game for the first 20 minutes, but it was Arsenal that took the lead after 25 minutes after Alexandre Lacazette headed in a cross from unselfish Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The visitors deservedly equalised in the last minute of the first half when Michail Antonio turned in a simple tap in from a low cross from Ryan Fredericks.
The visitors then carved out the best chances of the second period, with Antonio failing to convert a chance from six yards out and then placing a header onto the bar midway through the half. With four minutes to go West Ham paid for their mistakes, as Dani Ceballos found Eddie Nketiah to tap home the winner for Arsenal.
Mikel Arteta’s team will now travel to Anfield to play the Champions Liverpool in the next round of Premier League matches, while West Ham will host Wolverhampton Wanderers.