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West Ham 1-2 Arsenal: Three Things We Learned

Harry Kettle in Editorial, English Premier League 2 May 2022

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The Premier League campaign is beginning to wind down and as we enter the final few set of fixtures, it’s become clear that things aren’t going to get any less crazy until the final whistle blows on the last day of the season.

Over the weekend, we saw another collection of results that sent shockwaves throughout the top flight – with one of them coming at the London Stadium as Arsenal beat West Ham 2-1.

Arsenal hang on

Arsenal may have been able to secure all three points but they certainly didn’t do it the easy way. They were really having to cling on at times and Mikel Arteta even admitted that, noting there was a big sense of relief when the game was finally over. Still, while that may have led to some uncomfortable moments, it bodes well for the club moving forward as they continue to face sustained pressure.

West Ham’s fatigue

West Ham United have had a really long and impressive season, and it seems pretty clear to see that they’re beginning to run out of gas ever so slightly. David Moyes saw his team fall short in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final during the week and while they did look good at times here, they didn’t have the ‘killer edge’ that they’ve shown on so many occasions at home.

North London stand up

After months of not knowing which way the race was going to go in, we now know the battle for the final Champions League spot will come down to Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. We’re just ten days away from seeing them meet in what is almost certainly going to be a decisive game in the top four hunt, and based on this weekend, they’re both going to keep fighting until the bitter end.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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