It was tough but we have the qual­ity in the squad

Evening Times - - FOOTBALL -


AR­SE­NAL hit three quick­fire goals to seal a 3-1 come­back vic­tory at West Ham and end a nine-match win­less run in the process.

But the Gun­ners suf­fered a ma­jor blow when Scot­land in­ter­na­tional Kieran Tier­ney suf­fered a sus­pected dis­lo­cated shoul­der in the 29th minute.

The for­mer Celtic de­fender left the field with his arm in a makeshift sling.

Ar­se­nal looked on course for yet an­other de­feat as they fell be­hind to a for­tu­nate An­gelo Og­bonna goal at the Lon­don Sta­dium – but they ral­lied after the break to record a fairly com­fort­able vic­tory.

It was the first win un­der the guid­ance of in­terim head coach Fred­die Ljung­berg, who was re­warded for start­ing Gabriel Martinelli and Ni­co­las Pepe as both got on the score­sheet be­fore Pierre-Em­er­ick Aubameyang added the third.

While Ar­se­nal sup­port­ers booed their team off at the break, it was the West Ham fans who flooded out of the sta­dium early as Manuel Pellegrini con­tin­ues to hang on to his own job – with Ljung­berg show­ing his cre­den­tials for land­ing the Ar­se­nal role on a full-time ba­sis.

After a draw at Nor­wich and a home de­feat by Brighton, Ljung­berg needed a re­sponse here and it fi­nally came on

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