May 16, 2022

Sceond half goals push Arsenal to top four spot

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Arsenal is now in the top four after they beat West Ham 2-0 at Emirates Stadium.
Man City is still on top, followed by Liverpool and Chelsea respectively.
Gabriel Martinelli scored the opener early in the second half before substitute Emile Smith Rowe made it two for the Gunners.
Arsenal captain Alexandre Lacazette failed to score a penalty after Westham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski saved his team in the second half.
West Ham’s Vladimir Coufal was sent off for a second booking in conceding the penalty after he fouled Lacazette in the box.
The Gunners controlled the early proceedings, and their best chance fell to Kieran Tierney, but his looping effort was spectacularly tipped onto the crossbar by Lukasz Fabianski.
Martinelli put Arsenal ahead three minutes into the second half, latching onto a through-ball from Alexandre Lacazette and firing into the bottom corner.
Things got worse for West Ham when Vladimir Coufal was shown a second yellow card for bringing down Lacazette inside the penalty area.
The Arsenal striker stepped up to take the resulting spot-kick, but his effort was well saved by Fabianski.
With three minutes remaining, substitute Smith Rowe doubled the Gunners’ advantage after being played in by Bukayo Saka.
Arsenal moves up to 29 points, putting them one ahead of fifth-placed West Ham.

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