As it happened: West Ham United 3-3 Arsenal FC
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17:436 months ago

GOAL: West Ham United 3-3 Arsenal FC

Well, it was coming.

Lacazette with a brilliant header to beat Fabiański and equalise.
17:376 months ago
77' This game is unbelievable.

Said Benrahma with a phenomenal run to skip past four Arsenal players before putting it across the goal to Antonio, who hit the post from a yard out.

You have to be scoring that, Michail.
17:266 months ago
66' How has that not gone in?

Bowen and Antonio both in great opportunities to score, but Kieran Tierney managed to block both efforts!

West Ham badly need a goal there.
17:246 months ago

GOAL: West Ham United 3-2 Arsenal FC

This is an absolute embarrassment from Jonathan Moss.

Bowen was brought down as he was looking to break, he's given a foul to Arsenal instead.

Lacazette took it quickly and a play caught the hosts off-guard, Chambers put in a great cross and Craig Dawson put it into his own net.

Five goals, all scored by West Ham.
17:196 months ago
58' The Hammers are looking to regain some possession of the ball in search of their fourth goal of the game.

Antonio was presented with a decent chance but fired it well over the bar.
17:166 months ago
56' Jonathan Moss is not fit to be a Premier League referee.

Lingard looked to be in, but Moss decided to blow the whistle to give... West Ham a free-kick.

Disgraceful.
17:136 months ago
52' Martin Ødegaard linking up with Lacazette, but the Frenchman's shot was saved by the ex-Arsenal man again.

The visitors have West Ham pinned inside their own penalty box.
17:096 months ago
49' Saka looked to be in, but Fabiański was quick off his line and got to the ball first.
17:076 months ago
47' Arsenal look like they've picked up from where they've left off in the first half.

Lacazette with a great chance, but Issa Diop cleared it off the line! Fantastic defending from the Frenchman, and West Ham are handed a let-off.
17:066 months ago
46' And we're back underway!

The second-half is ongoing, could we see a replay of the first half?

At least the first 35 minutes, please.
16:556 months ago

HALF-TIME: West Ham United 3-1 Arsenal FC

A fantastic game of football so far with both teams up for it.

Four goals in the first 45 and I really can't see the scoring stopping after the break.

Can The Gunners complete a stunning comeback?
16:496 months ago
47' Saka in again after a scramble in the box, but Craig Dawson managed to block the effort.

Looks like Arsenal finally woke up. Maybe, just maybe, they're still in for a chance in this game.
16:446 months ago
41' What a chance that was!

Great play to find Bukayo Saka in on goal, but his shot was weak and saved by Fabiański.
16:436 months ago

GOAL: West Ham United 3-1 Arsenal FC

Well, Arsenal managed to get one back.

Callum Chambers with the cross, Alexandre Lacazette with the shot, Soucek with the block that deflected the ball past Fabiański.

Unlucky, but West Ham still cruise.
16:376 months ago

GOAL: West Ham United 3-0 Arsenal FC

This is phenomenal football from West Ham!

A fantastic cut-back from Bowen to Coufal who crossed it into the box and there was Antonio who's header hit Tomas Soucek and the way and sneaked into the goal.

The players were sure it was offside, but the replay showed otherwise.

Arsenal are in big, big trouble now.
16:286 months ago
25' Arsenal with a shot on target, but Łukasz Fabiański had it under control.

Didn't stop Martin Tyler to call him "Flappy-handski", though.
16:226 months ago

GOAL: West Ham United 2-0 Arsenal FC

And the Hammers are in on a quick double!

After a foul on Antonio, Lingard played the ball quickly to Jarrod Bowen who got in behind Arsenal's defence and squeezed it past Leno.

A tough, very tough road ahead of Arsenal now.
16:206 months ago

GOAL: West Ham United 1-0 Arsenal FC

OH MY WORD, JESSE LINGARD!

What a fabulous strike from the loanee!

Great work from Michail Antonio to get the ball down the wing before laying it off to Lingard, who sent an absolute rocket into the top corner, beyond Bernd Leno.

Phenomenal start for the hosts.
16:156 months ago
13' Got it back, I'm all fine.

Meanwhile, Jarrod Bowen was presented with a decent chance but, instead of shooting from a decent angle, the winger tripped. 
16:106 months ago
7' I'm about seven minutes behind so at this rate you might as well tell me whats going on.

This isn't going how I wanted it to, but we move.

Ah yeah, and predictions. I'm going 2-1 for West Ham.
16:046 months ago
2' Apparently, there's a corner for the hosts.

Meanwhile, I'm watching both teams come out onto the pitch.

Not ideal.
16:036 months ago

KICK-OFF: West Ham 0-0 Arsenal

And we're underway!

Unfortunately, my coverage is a bit behind because a La Liga game between Getafe and Elche had eight minutes of added time.

Yeah...
15:596 months ago

Closing in on kick-off

The teams are out on the pitch.
15:196 months ago

Talking team news

Well, there's been a few changes for each team.

Although Pablo Fornals, Angelo Ogbonna, Arthur Masuaku and Andriy Yarmolenko are yet to recover from their injuries, Said Benrahma and Jesse Lingard are back for West Ham.

The four absentees are looking at the game against Wolverhampton Wanderers to be their recovery point.

For Arsenal, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is back in the lineup, replacing Emile Smith-Rowe. Pablo Mari and Callum Chambers are also in for Gabriel and Cedric Soares, respectively.

Despite injury doubts, Bukayo Saka starts for the Gunners.
15:026 months ago

Arsenal Starting XI

Leno; Chambers, Luiz, Mari, Tierney; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Ødegaard, Aubameyang; Lacazette.
 
15:006 months ago

West Ham Starting XI

Fabiański; Coufal, Diop, Dawson, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Lingard, Benrahma; Antonio.
 
14:316 months ago

Where to watch

If you want to watch the game on TV, your options are Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event.

 

If you can't, the game will be available through the NOW TV pass.

If you want to follow it on the internet, VAVEL UK is your best option!

14:306 months ago

Arsenal predicted lineup

Leno; Cedric, Luiz, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Xhaka; Smith-Rowe, Ødegaard, Aubameyang; Lacazette.
14:296 months ago

West Ham predicted lineup

Fabiański; Coufal, Diop, Dawson, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Lingard, Benrahma, Fornals; Antonio.
14:276 months ago

Player to watch

After missing out on last week's encounter against Manchester United due to Premier League's domestic loans rules, Jesse Lingard will be looking to continue his fantastic start to his West Ham career.

The attacking midfielder has been the driving force behind his new club's European aspirations as his goals and assists against Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa won the Hammers six points already, with hopefully many more to come.
14:256 months ago

Previous encounters

Going off the most recent result between the two teams, The Gunners should be the ones with much more confidence as in the last 10 games they’ve lost only once, in January 2019 after a single goal from Declan Rice.


When the sides met earlier on this season, it was the Mikel Arteta’s men who triumphed, beating their opponents 2-1 after goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah cancelled out Michail Antonio’s equaliser for West Ham.

14:206 months ago

Current form

The hosts are coming into this game off of a 0-1 loss against Manchester United after an own-goal from Craig Dawson. They will be looking to continue their great form, as they’re the only team in English top-flight besides Manchester City to not lose two games in a row in all competitions.

 

The visitors are on a good form themselves as they’ve progressed through the UEFA Europa League Round of 16, beating Olympiacos FC, few days after claiming superiority over their North London rivals, Tottenham Hotspur, with a 2-1 win thanks to goals from Martin Ødegaard and Alexandre Lacazette.

14:156 months ago

Kick-off time

West Ham United v Arsenal FC will be played at the London Stadium, London, England. The kick-off is scheduled at 15:00 GMT.
14:106 months ago

Welcome

Welcome to VAVEL UK's LIVE coverage of the 2020/21 Premier League match West Ham United v Arsenal FC!

My name is Alan Rzepa and I'll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, roster updates and news as it's happening live here on VAVEL.com
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