Eddie Nketiah Scores Late Winner as Arsenal Fight for a 2-1 Victory over West Ham United

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Late drama at the Emirates as Arsenal secure a 2-1 victory over West Ham United with Nkeita scoring a late winner off the bench.

Arsenal continues to build on the momentum from the league opener where they secured a 3-0 victory against Fulham last week with a late victory against David Moyes’s West Ham United on Saturday night.

It was good news for Arsenal fans earlier this week when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang penned a contract extension with the club, and now the Gunners faithful can rejoice another three points bagged.

West Ham came into to impress, being their first game of the season after they missed out on the league opener last week.

It was an evenly opening for both sides, with West Ham settling in faster than their opponents.

There was an early scare for the Arsenal supporters when Rob Holding’s loose pass fell for Jarod Bowen who was later fallen in the Arsenal penalty area under the challenge of new signing Gabriel, however, the ref waved play on.

Arsenal soon grabbed the opener with Alexandre Lacazette scoring his second of the season with a powerful header.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang showed his attacking prowess on the flank before whipping in a cross that meant Lacazette to smash home.

Arsenal continued to press, however, it would be West Ham United that would grab the next goal. Willian attacks from the flank and whips in a loose cross which allows the Hammers to hit a fast counter-attack.

Fredericks and Soucek link up well in the build-up before striker Micheal Antonio sent the ball past Arsenal shot-stopper Bernd Leno.

In the second half, West Ham took the game to the Gunners and looked the likely side to grab the go-ahead.

Antonio got close to grabbing a second after he smashed his header against the bar in the 67th-minute before there was panic in the Arsenal box when Leno dropped the ball when he came out to claim the ball.

Finally, Arsenal got their winner in the 85th-minute when substitute Eddie Nkeita rolled the ball into the back of the net. Bukayo Saka brilliantly played a through-pass to Dani Ceballos, who then squared the ball to the England-U21 international to send home.