Alexandre Lacazette came off the bench to score the winner for Arsenal as the Gunners beat West Ham 1-0 at the Emirates this afternoon.
The goal itself was originally ruled out for offside, but given after a lengthy VAR review in which the officials could find no reason not to give it.
However, Arsenal also had Bernd Leno and some poor West Ham decision making to thank for the three points on a day when the result was far better than the performance.
It was something the Frenchman acknowledged afterwards when speaking about the game.
“I am happy, obviously, to score that goal for the team, but we won three points today and that was important for us in the table,” said Lacazette.
“It was hard, and a difficult game, we are lucky I think. I think they deserved more because they had a lot of chances.
“Even with the save from Bernd, it was amazing, but this is football sometimes you don’t win even if you deserve it.”
It was another match-winning contribution from the 28 year old, who scored the only goal away at Olympiacos – although the tie itself end badly for us.
He has given boss Mikel Arteta something to think about, as he looks to play his way back into the starting line-up.
“This is my job, to give the manager a big headache because he’s putting together the first 11,” he continued.
“I am happy to score today and we won so everything is good.”