• Gunners Click to Demolish Hammers

    Arsenal grabbed their first league win of 2013 with a brilliant performance against Sam Allardyce’s West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium.


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    Arsenal 5-1 West Ham United


    Jack Collison gave the Hammers a lead within the first 20 minutes before Lukas Podolski equalised with a great effort from range.

    It wasn’t until the second half however that Arsenal really hit top gear with a brace from Olivier Giroud, either side of goals from Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott, enough to produce arguably Arsenal’s finest game of the season.

    West Ham went ahead in the 18th minute after a corner came in and was headed out by Giroud only as far as Collison who left Szczesny no chance with the finish.

    The lead only lasted 4 minutes however, as Jack Wilshere’s cute pass set up Podolski who took one touch and slammed an unstoppable drive past Jussi Jaaskelainen to grab his eleventh goal of the season.

    In the second half Arsenal went on a rampant 10 minute spell in which they scored four goals, the first of which was Giroud’s as he met Walcott’s corner to direct the pall past the keeper. The Frenchman has been finding his feet in the English game up to now and he reached double figures with that goal.

    The third Gunners goal was a thing of beauty. Podolski played a delectable one-two with Giroud, the French striker lifting the ball over the defence with what is now becoming a staple of his game, and the German international passed the ball to Cazorla who finished with a cheeky back flick past the defender to grab his eighth goal of the campaign.

    Walcott made it four in the 54th minute when Wilshere sent Podolski through on the left whose cross was inch perfect for Walcott to beat the keeper from close range. That goal was Walcott’s twelfth goal in his last 16 appearances for the Gunners.

    3 minutes later, Giroud rounded off the scoring. Podolski raced down the left wing before crossing and the Frenchman met the cross with a tidy finish similar to Cazorla’s.

    It’s a result which sees Arsenal stay 6th in the table, 4 points behind North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur who currently occupy 4th place. West Ham meanwhile go into 12th.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Gunners Click to Demolish Hammers started by gooner93 View original post
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