| 19 Sep 2020 - 19:00
Arsenal
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2 : 1
Full Time
West Ham
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A. Lacazette
25'
Edward Nketiah
85'
M. Antonio
45'
1st Half
45'
2nd Half
90'
Goals
25'
45'
45'
Goal
85'
85'
Cards
40'
40'
Yellow Card
Match Statistics
Off Target 1
On Target 3
On Target 3
Off Target 6
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 2d Yellow > Red Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
7 Corners 5
11 Fouls 13
5 Offsides 2
62 Ball Possession 38
4 Shots 9
3 Shots on Goal 3
2 Goals 1
Match Summary

A dominant 3-0 win over Fulham on matchday one means Arsenal have now won their opening Premier League (PL) game in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2009/10, yet their record in their first home game of a new campaign from that season onwards leaves a lot to be desired (W5, D1, L5).
The ‘Gunners’ may have lost just three PL home games last term (W10, D6, L3), but their average of 1.26 goals conceded per fixture here put them firmly in the division’s bottom half for that metric. An early goal could be on the cards too if last term is anything to go by, as the opener was netted by the 21st minute on average at the Emirates last season, the earliest such stadium average in the PL. In fact only twice was the first match goal scored after HT here.
West Ham United started the season with a 2-0 defeat despite holding opponents Newcastle level at HT, giving them a division-record 14th PL season opening defeat in their history! However, whilst they’re winless in their last four first away games of a new PL campaign (D1, L3), the last one they won happened to be at Arsenal back in 2015/16!
Since then, the visitors have lost five straight competitive away H2Hs, despite four being level at HT. There was a similar theme in West Ham’s PL away defeats last season too, with 50% witnessing a level HT scoreline.
Players to watch: Finally signing a new contract during the week, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goal last time out made him the first Arsenal player since Robert Pires (2004/05) to score in consecutive PL season openers.
Michail Antonio scored six goals across West Ham’s final four PL matches of last season, four were netted before HT.
Hot streak: Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 25 competitive games played in the month of September (W20, D5).

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Match Commentary
A. Lacazette
Goal 1:0 25'
A. Lacazette
Assistant: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
40' Yellow Card
R. Fredericks
R. Fredericks
45' 1:1 Goal
M. Antonio
Assistant: R. Fredericks
M. Antonio
N. Pépé
Substitute 64'
In:N. Pépé
Out:Willian Borges da Silva
Edward Nketiah
Substitute 77'
In:Edward Nketiah
Out:A. Lacazette
83' Substitute
In:Andriy Yarmolenko
Out:J. Bowen
Andriy Yarmolenko
Edward Nketiah
Goal 2:1 85'
Edward Nketiah
Assistant: Dani Ceballos
88' Substitute
In:S. Haller
Out:Pablo Fornals
S. Haller
David Luiz Moreira Marinho
Substitute 89'
In:David Luiz Moreira Marinho
Out:B. Saka
90' Substitute
In:Felipe Anderson
Out:A. Masuaku
Felipe Anderson