West Ham 1 Arsenal 3

Well this effort from Momo Diame was a bit special, now wasn’t it? It was also sadly one of the few highlights from yesterdays match. Arsenal had the lions share of possession throughout the game, and Diame’s wizardry came out of nowhere’s in a first half where West Ham rarely maintained possession for longer than a minute. That said we were also quick on the counter attack, playing with a nice mix of the long ball game so despised by certain West Ham supporters. Not exactly sure why Kevin Nolan didn’t take his golden opportunity a few moments before Theo Walcott put Arsenal ahead, but we really wish he would have made the most of it. In tight games like this all the difference in the world is made by converting those easy chances. Ricardo Vaz Te was staking his claim on his position before going out near the end of the first half, dislocatng his shoulder in an accident that could put him out til the New Year. And finally Big Andy Carroll made his return to the first team, missing one chance and otherwise making himself busy throughout the game. Does look like we could do with some extra pace at the back though. Walcott might possess unnatural speed but no one even came close to catching him, might be time to give James Tomkins a chance linking up with Winston Reid in the center of defense.

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