This Arsenal has two opposite versions, capable of combining both in the same afternoon. Nothing can be assumed because he seems listless but then he recovers like in the derby against West Ham. Perhaps the tie will not be of much use to him, although in the context in which it occurred it has to have a positive reading. From 3-0 it went to 3-3, a good comeback thanks to the pride of Odegaard and Lacazette, the most inspired of the class in London (3-3).
Moyes gave a review of Arteta in the first half in which the San Sebastian team was always in tow, with no news from anyone. Terrifying start of which his rival took advantage, to which this season almost everything seems to come out. And its success is not born by chance. West Ham is living its moment of glory. He does not want to dismount at this point, a rebel in his attempt to finish in the Champions League. Play and perform with personality against any team.
West Ham is living its moment of glory. He does not want to dismount at this point, a rebel in his attempt to enter the Champions League. He plays with a tremendous personality, represented by footballers like Lingard. Without significance in Manchester, he went to London to triumph and seems like another. A shot of his from the front began to put things in the face of a West Ham that plays with authority at home even though that was never one of its strengths.
In just two minutes he put land in the middle. Without significance in Manchester, Lingard went to London to triumph and seems like another. A shot from the edge began to put things in the face of a West Ham that extended their lead early. He punished a listless Arsenal after a lateral foul in which the former United took Bowen short and the Englishman surprised Leno, who slipped an easy ball. A header from Antonio, brushed by Soucek with his boot, confirmed the afternoon of terror: 3-0.
Arsenal had to feel a pinch in the soul to react. With no sign of Aubameyang, Lacazette emerged with a good shot to discount a bit on the scoreboard. Consolation to a bad crash in which he found an answer after the break. More intense, more lively, more professional, Arsenal entrusted Odegaard, who teamed up with Chambers to trick Dawson, who got into his own goal at 3-2 after a poisoned cross.
At least the second half was more typical of a team with the tradition of Arsenal, without giving up until the end. He approached the draw until he found him, deserved after the tireless effort. A tense center from Pépé found the head of Lacazette, well placed to save the furniture in a derby that started in the worst way but ended with a point that does not taste bad. Especially because Arteta saw that his players did not give up despite the circumstances.
West Ham, 3
Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen (Noble, 73 ‘), Lingard, Benrahma (Fredericks, 79’); Antonio
Coach: David Moyes
Log; Chambers, David Luiz, Pablo Marí, Tierney; Thomas, Xhaka (Smith-Rowe, 73 ‘); Saka (Pépé, 74 ‘), Odegaard, Aubameyang (Martinelli, 81’); Lacazette
Coach: Mikel Arteta
Goals: 1-0, Lingard (15 ‘), 2-0, Bowen (17’), 3-0, Soucek (32 ‘), 3-1, Lacazette (37’), 3-2, Dawson (pp. 61 ‘), 3-3, Lacazette (82’)
Referee: Jonathan Moss. He admonished Coufal (59 ‘), Antonio (88’), Cresswell (89 ‘), Lacazette (92’)