Arsene Wenger announced last week that he’d finally be hanging up his inexplicably long puffer jacket at the end of the season. After 22 amazing years in charge, the Frenchman will leave Arsenal leaving the club to search for a new manager to take over in the summer.
On the pitch, the team responded for the outgoing manager but it wasn’t all one way traffic, our makeshift side without Ozil again (who was ill apparently) made hard work of the game and it was only a couple of late goals from Alexandre Lacazette which added a shine to a tough afternoon in the London sun.
The game was 0-0 at half time and to be fair, Arsenal were lucky to go in level, and it wasn’t long before we went ahead. Nacho Monreal the unlikely scorer of the opener (again).
Marko Arnautovic equalised for the Hammers, and thanks to some great keeping by Joe Hart it wasn’t until 8 minutes from time that we restored our lead, Aaron Ramsey scoring after a mix up at the back before Alexandre Lacazette then scored twice to put the game beyond reach and make it 4-1, not really a true reflection of a tough afternoon.
Only downside to the game (apart from the fact that are 900 points off the top of the league) is the injury to Mohammed Elneny, the Egyptian limped off with ligament damage and will be out for a few weeks it seems.
We now look towards our Europa League Cup semi-final this Thursday as Atletico Madrid head to The Emirates for an 8:05pm kick off and then we are off to Old Trafford this Sunday where Arsene Wenger can renew his rivalry with Jose Mourinho.