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West Ham V Arsenal - As it happened.

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West Ham V Arsenal - As it happened.

Ciara Fleming by Ciara Fleming @rfutbol - 0 +11k

join us for live coverage of the Premier League clash between West Ham United and Arsenal from the London stadium.

FT: WEST HAM 1-0 ARSENAL- So there you have it. The hosts hang on to claim a superb victory and a vital three points. Declan Rice's maiden strike for the club is enough to defeat a sorry Arsenal performance.
ARSENAL GOAL RULED OUT FOR OFFSIDE- Just when we thought the match was stuttering to a close, there is late drama, as the visitors are denied a late equaliser!
There will be three minutes of added time at the end of this match.
ARSENAL GOAL RULED OUT- Kolasinac bundles the ball into the net, but it is chalked out for offside. Even still, he appeared to convert the chance with his hand, and as such, it would not have counted anyway.
CHANGE WEST HAM- A final sub for the hosts sees Antonio replaced by Obiang for the closing stages of the match.
Arsenal are pushing for a goal here but they still lack the quality to break through a resolute home defence.
CHANGE (s) WEST HAM- Arnautovic and Nasri make way for Snodgrass and Caroll.
CHANGE ARSENAL- Maitland-Niles is replaced at full back by Hector Bellerin.
CHANCE ARSENAL- Guendouzi shoots from the edge of the box, but he cannot catch the shot as well as he could have hoped, and it bobbles harmlessly into Fabianski's hands.
CHANCE ARSENAL- Iwobi breaks into the box, but can only steer his effort just wide of the far post. Another great chance spurned by the visitors.
CHANCE ARSENAL- Aubameyang blasts over from close range! What a waste of a great opportunity there!
YELLOW CARD ARSENAL- Kolasinac is also booked for the late challenge.
FREE KICK WEST HAM- Kolasinac flies into a challenge and the hosts have been awarded a set piece.
CHANCE ARSENAL- Guendouzi takes aim from distance once again, but the youngster's shot veers wide of the far post. Arsenal are just cranking up the pressure on the hosts here...
Arsenal have responded rather well to going behind in this contest. The 'Gunners' have enjoyed the lion's share of possession in the minutes since the goal, but still, they are yet to create a clear cut chance on goal.
GOOOOAAAAALLLL WEST HAM! 1-0! Rice sweeps the ball into the back of the net and finally we have a goal in this London derby. A great finish from the centre half, and now Arsenal have some work to do.
CORNER WEST HAM- An early chance to try and take the lead here for the hosts.
And we are back underway here in London!
HT: WEST HAM 0-0 ARSENAL- A rather tame first half of football ends goalless. Both sides have had opportunities to take the lead, but they have been few and far between, and so we will have to wait until the second half for any breakthrough.
CHANCE WEST HAM- Rice rises the highest, but he cannot direct his header, which veers wide of the far post.
CORNER WEST HAM- A chance to nick the lead before the break?
Juts five minutes plus stoppage time before the interval here, and while both sides have had glimpses at goal, the match is yet to see its first clear-cut opportunity.
CHANCE ARSENAL- Guendouzi lets fly from the edge of the box, but his floated effort drifts just wide of the upright!
CHANCE WEST HAM- Great build up play to advance quickly up the field, and at the evry end, Felipe Anderson tries his luck with a low drive from the edge of the box. Sadly, he snatches at the shot, and it is dragged just wide of the target! Best move of the match there from the hosts!
CHANCE WEST HAM- Nasri breaks into the box and attempts to shoot at the near post, but he skews the shot and the ball bobbles wide.
Still not much in the way of goal mouth action here, as the match is very finely poised.
CHANCE ARSENAL- Lacazette breaks into the box and fires low at goal two times in succession, but Fabianski gets down well to block them both. Lacazette then blasts the second rebound over the bar!
A frantic start to this London derby, with end to end passing play. However there has not been much created in the way of clear cut opportunities as of yet.
CHANCE WEST HAM- The first chance of the game falls to the hosts. A quick one-two between Noble and Arnautovic sees the captain take aim at goal. Yet Noble's effort is weak and is easy for Leno to gather.
And we are underway at the London stadium!
Interesting selections from both managers there. Frenchman Samir Nasri continues his return from a 13 month ban by starting once more for new side West Ham! While young Maitland-Niles features for the visitors, and German Mesut Ozil is once more left out.
And now, the starting XI for the visitors, Arsenal: Leno; Sokratis, Koscielny, Mustafi, maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Guendouzi, Kolasinac, Iwobi, Aubameyang, Lacazette,
Here are the teams for today's clash. First the starting XI for the hosts, West Ham: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Diop, Cresswell, Rice, Noble, Nasri, Antonio, Anderson, Arnautovic.
Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of the Premier League clash between West Ham and Arsenal from London stadium. Team news and live coverage to follow shortly...
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