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West Ham 1-3 Arsenal: Gunners gain first win under Freddie Ljungberg

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal came from behind to end their nine-match winless streak as Freddie Ljungberg enjoyed his first victory as interim manager at the expense of his former club West Ham.

Eighteen-year-old Gabriel Martinelli marked his full Premier League debut by side-footing an equaliser which cancelled out Angelo Ogbonna’s deflected first-half opener at London Stadium.

Within nine minutes, Nicolas Pepe had curled a magnificent second into the top corner and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired in a third.

The salvo turned the game on its head and piled the pressure on West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini, whose side have taken four points from their past nine league games and conceded three times in three successive home games.

The Hammers remain a point above the relegation zone in 16th and face a trip to third-bottom Southampton on Saturday. Arsenal move up two places to ninth.

Rare Arsenal recovery away from home – the stats

  • West Ham have lost three in a row at home in the Premier League for the first time since August 2015.
  • Arsenal came from a half-time losing position to win a Premier League away game for the first time since October 2011 (5-3 v Chelsea).
  • At 18 years 174 days, Gabriel Martinelli is the youngest player to score for Arsenal on his first Premier League start for the club.
  • Martinelli is Arsenal’s fourth-youngest scorer in the Premier League (18 years 174 days), after Cesc Fabregas, Serge Gnabry and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
  • Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been involved in 12 goals in his past 11 Premier League London derbies (nine goals, three assists).
  • Since his Premier League debut in February 2016, Aubameyang has scored 43 goals in the competition, a joint-high along with Jamie Vardy.

More to follow.

Line-ups

West Ham

  • 25Martin
  • 24Fredericks
  • 4Balbuena
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 3CresswellBooked at 49minsSubstituted forMasuakuat 51′minutes
  • 11SnodgrassBooked at 24minsSubstituted forHollandat 78′minutes
  • 16Noble
  • 41Rice
  • 18Fornals
  • 8Felipe AndersonSubstituted forHallerat 70′minutes
  • 30Antonio

Substitutes

  • 5Zabaleta
  • 13Jiménez
  • 15C Sánchez
  • 22Haller
  • 23Diop
  • 26Masuaku
  • 37Holland

Arsenal

  • 1Leno
  • 15Maitland-Niles
  • 21Chambers
  • 5Papastathopoulos
  • 3TierneySubstituted forKolasinacat 29′minutes
  • 34XhakaSubstituted forGuendouziat 86′minutes
  • 11Torreira
  • 19PépéSubstituted forNelsonat 88′minutes
  • 10Özil
  • 35Martinelli
  • 14Aubameyang

Substitutes

  • 9Lacazette
  • 23David Luiz
  • 24Nelson
  • 26Martínez
  • 29Guendouzi
  • 31Kolasinac
  • 77Saka
Referee:
Mike Dean
Attendance:
59,936

Match Stats

Home TeamWest HamAway TeamArsenal
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, West Ham United 1, Arsenal 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, West Ham United 1, Arsenal 3.

Attempt blocked. Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Mesut Özil.

Matteo Guendouzi (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pablo Fornals (West Ham United).

Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michail Antonio (West Ham United).

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Ryan Fredericks.

Attempt blocked. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Offside, West Ham United. Pablo Fornals tries a through ball, but Sébastien Haller is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Reiss Nelson replaces Nicolas Pépé.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Matteo Guendouzi replaces Granit Xhaka because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Nathan Holland (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pablo Fornals (West Ham United).

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Nathan Holland replaces Robert Snodgrass.

Attempt blocked. Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gabriel Martinelli.

Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Fredericks (West Ham United).

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Sébastien Haller replaces Felipe Anderson.

Goal!

Goal! West Ham United 1, Arsenal 3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Pablo Fornals (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Arthur Masuaku with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! West Ham United 1, Arsenal 2. Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Foul by Granit Xhaka (Arsenal).

Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mesut Özil.

Goal!

Goal! West Ham United 1, Arsenal 1. Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sead Kolasinac with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Felipe Anderson (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Noble.

Attempt saved. Declan Rice (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Sokratis.

Attempt blocked. Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham United).

Attempt missed. Lucas Torreira (Arsenal) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Fabián Balbuena.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Arthur Masuaku replaces Aaron Cresswell because of an injury.

Booking

Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United).

Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Arsenal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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