Unai Emery enjoys first win but Arsenal unconvincing against West Ham


Arsenal secured the first Premier League win of the Emery era by coming from behind to rock West Ham at the Emirates this afternoon. We need the balance, in the first half we suffered more than we want.

Ramsey stood out in what was a hard game against the Hammers, with Arsenal benefitting from a freak own goal in the second half to go in front.

Felipe Anderson continued to probe, flashing agonisingly across the face of goal in injury time, meaning Arsenal nerves only settled when Welbeck swivelled to dispatch Bellerin's pass.

"He sat down with me and we decided that he would not play. But that's football. We just have to stay positive and continue working hard and the good results will come", Mkhitaryan said.

The Gunners have lost their opening two Premier League fixtures against Manchester City and Chelsea, with many fans and pundits questioning whether Emery has the personnel to both play out from the back and adopt a high defensive line as he expects his sides to do.

"There are a lot of reasons why, in this minute, we are trying to find the best starting XI to win the game". I think it's very important to show them a better performance than in the two first matches. "Arsenal didn't create too many chances during the game, we created double the chances as them".

With nine saves in total in the game, majority pretty crucial, the former Arsenal man was the only reason West Ham were not embarrassed on the night.

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Former Sevilla and Paris St Germain boss Emery said on Thursday his side "need" to win against the Hammers - and three points would prevent him joining De Boer and Solskjaer.

"In our careers, as coaches and players, we are going to receive criticism".

"We are very unlucky to concede that own goal that put Arsenal on top".

The only other incoming manager to lose their first three matches since 2008 is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - whose ill-fated reign at Cardiff began with losses to West Ham, Manchester City and Manchester United.

"We to improve tactical things and earn the confidence for the players after two defeats".

"Both teams can not win, we will see what we get out of it this weekend but we must work exactly the same again after this game".