It’s two wins out of two now for Arsenal, but if last week’s victory over Fulham was a delicious toasty sandwich, this was a petrol station chicken caesar wrap that had been sitting open on the counter for 17 hours (and someone had already taken a bite out of it and then tried to glue it back on with Pritt Stick).
Arsenal really struggled – Mikel Arteta made no bones about that in his post-game interview – but goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah were enough to see off a resolute and at times dangerous West Ham.
It wasn’t pretty, there wasn’t a lot to like about the performance, but it’s still three points.
Arsenal 2-1 West Ham – Player Ratings
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