Irons never a factor as Arsenal turn on style


Arsenal 3 West Ham 0

adrianSo that’s 13 goals conceded in the last five games and one win in twelve – so much for warm weather training!

There’s little more to say than we met a far better team who sealed the game with three fine goals which came from the sort of footballing philosophy we’d love to see employed at the Boleyn.

It was the tenth successive win by the north Londoners over us and a double this season of course!

Olivier Giroud grabbed their first with a curling effort into the top left hand corner, the Welsh midfielder drilled home the second at the end of a clever one touch passing move and Mathieu Flamini clinched victory late in the second half soon after arriving as a sub.

But for Adrian it could have been a lot worse.The keeper made a great save from Alexis low to his left early on before turning a Ramsey effort over the bar with an acrobatic save.

Kevin Nolan came closest for the Iron when he drove a fierce shot at goal in the first half but Ospina saved well.

To their credit the boys had battled well against the slick moving Gunners but when Giroud curled a shot beyond Adrian in first half injury time it looked curtains and so it proved.

Matt Jarvis had done down the left wing making his presence felt with some hard running and crossing but he fired over early in the second half.

Ramsey,however, almost added to the scoreline in the 69th minute but saw his early shot beat Adrian and his right hand post.

However, he made amends soon after when after a quick passing move, Giroud played him in and he gav Adrian no chance from the centre of the penalty area.

Three minutes later saw his right foot effort from close range seal the points with Cazorla providing the assist.

There was time for Cheik Kouyate to charge out from the back and run almost the length of gthe pitch before firing over.

But we were never really at the races and the Emirates emptied with the Hammers fans wondering whether we can finally grab a win against Sunderland ( beaten at home 4-0 b y Villa today) next weekend.

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • mattefumi69 says:

    I’m speechless.

    Di canio said” At this time West Ham is the worst team in Premier League considering the quality of the squad; they don’t even try to win, Sakho is always alone, wings don’t attack, Nolan is the worst player on the field, he’s static.”

    Well done Mr. Stability, you were born loser and you’ll die loser; I just hope your lovers are happy now… what a shame, I don’t even have the energy to get mad.

  • TysonM says:

    Well it is no shock to lose at The Emirates,it happens regularly.Didnt expect anything different tbh.But 1 win in 12 now.Im sure The Sophisticated Ones fan clubs will still think this is the stability we require for next year.It infuriates me though to see teams like WBA & Palace just a couple of wins behind us now.Its laughable & anyone who thinks this is the manager to take us forward must have been dropped on their head as a baby.Anyone who wants another season of Sam because they crave his stability needs a rocket up your jacksie.If he has anything to do with summer signings we will end up with a load of +28yr olds for sure.He couldnt sniff out a young talented player in a young talented player factory.Gold will sniff them out but then BFS will send them out on loan or wont play them.Why the **** dont people wake up & realize he has nothing left to offer us as we move forward.Damn!!

  • bubs says:

    It was well worth the money to send them on a nice warm break why the paying public had to go to work to watch that rubbish again,
    BFS must already having the other half and Kevin packing up the family silver for the track back up north,
    I wish Conker was here to tell me where I have it all wrong and HUGH when can we start letting out our frustration against the super heroe,s SAM and little Kevin ( he had a blinder again )

  • rads the modern man says:

    But we must remember that we need Sam as our manager next year to give us stability the year before we move to the OS.What a load of pants.We have more chance of being in the bottom six next year with sams dopey managerial skills than we do with someone new.Last year was atrocious apart from february which saved our skins now we are right back where we started.The team proved for 18 or 19 games they had ability & it was no 5 game flash in the pan.We then went to chelsea with a pathetic sam driven set up which made us look stupid & it has gone downhill ever since.Eventually the manager must be held accountable & 1 win in twelve aint good enough.We need a change,not stability like this.I hope the board can see it is time for Sam to walk away.His managerial style is stale,old hat.I really cant handle another season of watching this muppet run our team.

  • rads the modern man says:

    & if anyone mentions stability before the OS move or better the devil you know i promise i will punch you so ***king hard,lol ­čśÇ

  • TysonM says:

    Haha,yeah i hear ya rads.I am sick to the back teeth of hearing people say we need Sam for stability reasons.They will then say we need him for another two years once in the OS for stability reasons.Im so sick of it.The guy has made himself seem like a messiah to some.I guess bull**** does baffle brains in some cases.

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