Emery gets first win as Arsenal battle back against West Ham

Tyler Owen
August 26, 2018

The Gunners will hope that they can get off the mark without Özil, with the London side now pointless after losses to Manchester City and Chelsea.

Debutant Issa Diop put through his own goal, but Ramsey and his team-mates could only rest easily when substitute Danny Welbeck found an assured finish deep into stoppage time.

The quick-fire equaliser from Monreal was the turning point of the game and allowed the fans packed inside the Emirates Stadium to get right back behind the team.

Asked if a rumoured training ground bust-up was to blame for Ozil not being involved, Emery said instead that the 29-year old was ill.

Instead, he started Aaron Ramsey in an advanced role with Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan playing wide.

"But also the strikers, they are going to do more than other players".

Emery's men responded well to their latest setback, levelling five minutes later as Monreal was on hand at the back-post to turn home Hector Bellerin's deflected cross.

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Arsenal will look to get their first points on the board against West Ham today after losses to Manchester City and Chelsea, but the Gunners legend is pessimistic about the future under Emery. For the second half we were speaking in the dressing room (of the need) to help more inside with two midfielders.

West Ham's third successive defeat under new manager Manuel Pellegrini makes it the worst start by a Hammers boss since Avram Grant lost his opening four league games of the 2010-11 season.

Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Premier League club Arsenal are reportedly listening to offers for England worldwide Danny Welbeck who could leave the Emirates stadium before the close of the transfer window.

Alexandre Lacazette has admitted that he must improve his decision making at Arsenal this season.

The pace of Felipe Anderson, Marko Arnautović & Antonio in the first half continued to exploit Arsenal's high line and create many chances.

It will be interesting to see whether Emery decides to play both Alexander Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a 4-3-3 formation or whether he will stick with the 4-2-3-1.

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