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Lacazette, Nketiah Shines As Arsenal Beats West Ham 2-1

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Goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah were only just enough to beat a spirited West Ham, who had equalised through Michail Antonio

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Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah celebrates scoring his side’s second goal with Dani Ceballos. Photograph: Will Oliver/Reuters

Full-time: Arsenal 2-1 West Ham

Updated at 4.47pm EDT

Updated at 4.45pm EDT

Goal! Arsenal 2-1 West Ham (Nketiah, 85)

That came from nowhere. Ceballos escapes down the left, and lays up Nketiah, who scores from close range.

Eddie Nketiah scores Arsenal’s second from close range. Photograph: Will Oliver/Reuters

Updated at 4.48pm EDT

67 min: Soucek gets off the floor, and Antonio heads against the bar! So close and that’s followed by some mild panic as Leno drops the ball as he comes out to claim the ball.

Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno drops the ball after falling over Dani Ceballos. Photograph: Julian Finney/Reuters

Updated at 4.33pm EDT

Updated at 4.21pm EDT

53 min: Arteta and his assistant are looking at something on an iPad. The new series of the Mandalorian? Their attention is diverted elsewhere when Gabriel’s intervention stops what would have been a free header for Antonio.

Bernd Leno manages to save from a close range effort from Michail Antonio. Photograph: Richard Pelham/NMC Pool

Updated at 4.18pm EDT

Half-time: Arsenal 1-1 West Ham

Goal! Arsenal 1-1 West Ham (Antonio, 45+1)

Willian, in his free-ish role, comes out to the flank but his cross is poor. And West Ham break. Fredericks and Soucek link, and then Antonio slots in.

Michail Antonio beats Holding to the ball and slots home. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian
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