After going behind on 38 mins, courtesy of Angelo Ogbonna’s header, the Arsenal troops rallied round and… shhhh… we actually won a football match!
Three quick second-half goals from Martinelli, Pepe and Aubameyang saw us take all three points away at West Ham, ending a run of 7 league games without a win.
After being 1-0 down, and weathering somewhat of a storm, it was young Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli who pulled us level with his first league goal on the hour mark as the game looked to be slipping away from Freddie and the lads.
In yet more bad luck, Kieran Tierney was taken off with what looks to be a rather serious shoulder injury – his replacemen; Kolasinac providing the assist for Martinelli.
Pepe then added to our tally, curling the ball in the area formerly known as ‘top-bins’ to put us ahead, and then we made it three in ten second-half minutes. Pepe this time turning provider, crossing for Aubameyang to volley home to make it 3-1 to The Arsenal.
Leno, Maitland-Niles, Chambers, Sokratis, Tierney, Xhaka, Torreira, Pepe, Ozil, Martinelli, Aubameyang
Subs: Kolasinac (Tierney 29); Guendouzi (Xhaka 86); Nelson (Pepe 88) – Not used: Martinez, Lacazette, Luiz, Saka
This was Freddie Ljungberg’s first win as temporary coach and don’t tell anyone, but we actually won a game AND Mike Dean was the ref AND he actually wasn’t awful!
Next up for Arsenal, ahhhh a nice easy home game against Manchester City on the 15th of December.