Arsenal 2-1 West Ham: Eddie Nketiah maintains Gunners’ perfect start

Match report and free highlights as Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah see off spirited Hammers

Jack Wilkinson

Saturday 19 September 2020 21:57, UK

Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to score the winner Arsenal snatched a 2-1 victory over a drastically-improved West Ham at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday Night Football.

The Hammers were unrecognisable from the side that succumbed to Newcastle on the opening day, producing a display packed full of endeavour and energy to stifle the Gunners for large parts.

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Arsenal took the lead against the run of play on 25 minutes when Alexandre Lacazette powerfully headed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s cross home, but it was cancelled out on the stroke of half-time by Michail Antonio.

The Hammers looked set to go on to win the game in a dominant second-half display, with Antonio crashing a header against the crossbar, but Nketiah struck with five minutes remaining to make it two wins from two for the Gunners and leave West Ham pointless.

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Arsenal travel to Leicester in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday at 7.45pm before heading to Anfield the week after for an 8.15pm Monday Night Football clash against champions Liverpool – live on Sky Sports Premier League.

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