Ozil inspires Arsenal win over West Ham

Lynette Rowe
April 21, 2017

The Gunners have also struggled in all competition as they have just won one of their last six Premier League appearances and are out of the Champions League.

Manchester City - Arsenal's FA Cup semi-final opponents - will certainly expect to be the next top-flight side over the 100 mark, as Pep Guardiola's team are now on 98 goals.

Theo Walcott and substitute Olivier Giroud were the other scorers and victory lifted the Gunners to fifth place in the Premier League, improving their hopes of a top-four finish - and with that the likelihood that Wenger will stay at the club next season. "We have to bring that gap where it was five games ago, make it like this or keep it like this, minimum". A win could see them rise as high as 11.

There would be no terrace barracking of Arsene Wenger, who had raged at the fourth official in the 20th minute when Hammers left-back Arthur Masuaku escaped giving away a clear penalty for barging Walcott to the ground.

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic said of the Swansea clash: "We need that win".

Arsenal will be without captain Laurent Koscielny, who suffered an Achilles injury against Manchester City.

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After Shkodran Mustafi was cautioned for sliding Snodgrass, Elneny headed straight at Randolph, while Sakho then replaced Andy Carroll. The striker has scored five and set up one in his last eight appearances for the Hammers. It's going to be hard but also a great challenge. Thus includes a 10 minute hattrick at Upton Park in last season's 3-3 draw.

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However, the England worldwide, who scored in Arsenal's 3-0 win over West Ham on Wednesday, says he has not been paying any attention to their comments.

Midfield: Francis Coquelin missed training today so he's a doubt tomorrow but thankfully Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Aaron Ramsey are back in contention after recovering from minor knocks.

Bellerin came with inches of adding a third shortly afterwards and, after the lively Lanzini finally forced Martinez into his first save of the evening with a fierce 15-yarder, Byram was booked for slicing Sanchez.

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