West Ham 1-2 Arsenal LIVE! Gabriel goal - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

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West Ham vs Arsenal LIVE!

Arsenal ensured they ended gameweek 35 in the Premier League’s top four with a 2-1 win away at West Ham at the London stadium on Sunday.

The Gunners had been knocked out of the last Champions League qualification spot by north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur earlier on Sunday after they beat Leicester City.

But Arsenal responded to the pressure with a third consecutive victory to give them the edge in what has become a two-horse race for fourth place.

After a cagey opening to the contest in which Arsenal enjoyed most of the possession, Rob Holding gave the visitors the lead with a glancing header from a 38th-minute corner.

West Ham levelled on the stroke of halftime, however, with Jarrod Bowen’s shot taking a deflection to beat Aaron Ramsdale who moments earlier had saved well from Declan Rice.

Gabriel ensured Arsenal remained in the driving seat for a long-awaited return to the Champions League although, with a north London derby still to come, the race is far from over.

Arsenal have 63 points from 34 games with Tottenham on 61 points, also with four games left to play.

With kick-off at 4.30pm BST, follow Standard Sport’s live blog for all the latest updates with Simon Collings providing expert analysis from the ground... Additional reporting from Reuters

West Ham vs Arsenal latest news

  • GOAL! Gabriel puts Arsenal into the lead

  • GOAL! Jarrod Bowen gets West Ham on level terms

  • GOAL! Rob Holding heads Arsenal in-front

  • Kick-off: 4.30pm BST | London Stadium

  • Confirmed West Ham lineup

  • Confirmed Arsenal lineup

West Ham United FC 1 - 2 Arsenal FC

Some very happy faces...

18:44 , Matt Verri

Ramsdale’s post-match reaction...

18:40 , Matt Verri

“It was vital we won. I didn’t know the [Tottenham] score before I went out but of course that was important if we want fourth or even third if we are looking higher.

“I didn’t touch Jarrod Bowen, I was a yard away. He’s a good lad Jarrod, he jumped straight up and was honest and said I didn’t touch him. He thought I was going to make contact.”

Arsenal player ratings

18:36 , Jonathan Gorrie

CLICK HERE TO READ HOW SIMON COLLINGS RATED ARSENAL!

Match report

18:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

CLICK HERE TO READ STANDARD SPORT’S FULL MATCH REPORT.

FT: West Ham 1-2 Arsenal

18:23 , Jonathan Gorrie

Ending sourly

18:20 , Jonathan Gorrie

91:00 - More time added on as Rice and Nketiah argue, with somewhat of a brawl forming.

West Ham change

18:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

CHANCE FOR ARSENAL

18:07 , Jonathan Gorrie

78:00 - Nketiah first onto a loose Coufal backpass and his shot is well-saved by Fabianksi.

A worry for Arsenal

18:04 , Jonathan Gorrie

CHANCES FOR BOTH SIDES

18:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

71:00 - Benrahma’s cross falls to Fornals, though his rasping volley is blocked by Gabriel.

Seconds later, Nketiah breaks but shoots wide after a brilliant ball from Elneny.

West Ham change

17:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal look in control

17:56 , Jonathan Gorrie

67:00 - Arsenal doing very well to take the sting out of the game, keeping the ball well and not allowing the home crowd too much excitement.

Really good play from Nketiah

17:51 , Jonathan Gorrie

63:00 - The Arsenal man has done so well in the holding the ball up today.

Simon Collings from the London Stadium

17:44 , Jonathan Gorrie

More set-piece issues for West Ham, but more joy for Arsenal. That goal will do Gabriel the world of good too, he has been shaky today.

GOAL! West Ham 1-2 Arsenal | Gabriel ‘54

17:42 , Jonathan Gorrie

54:00 - Another Arsenal centre-back scores!

Martinelli’s cross, after the Brazilian picks up the ball following a corner, is nodded in by his compatriot!

Simon Collings from the London Stadium

17:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

A much more open start to the second-half than the first. Both sides look like they are going for it, surely there is some goals to come.

CHANCE FOR ARSENAL

17:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

52:00 - Saka works the space inside Fredericks to get a shot off but Fabianski saves well at his near post.

Ramsdale VERY lucky

17:40 , Jonathan Gorrie

51:00 - Ramsdale comes RUSHING out of his box to sweep up as Bowen chases a ball down, with the West Ham man falling to the ground.

Bowen, however, is booked for diving.

Phew.

West Ham have started well

17:39 , Jonathan Gorrie

50:00 - Much as they ended the first-half, West Ham have had the better of things so far.

Back underway!

17:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

Here we go!

Impressive stuff

17:27 , Jonathan Gorrie

HT: West Ham 1-1 Arsenal

17:19 , Jonathan Gorrie

Simon Collings from the London Stadium

17:17 , Jonathan Gorrie

Equally poor defending from Arsenal as West Ham level before the break. Bowen given time to control it in the box and find the bottom corner. A dull game has burst into life.

GOAL! West Ham 1-1 Arsenal | Jarrod Bowen ‘44

17:16 , Jonathan Gorrie

44:00 - Coufal finds himself in all sorts of space, squaring to Bowen, whose improvised finish hits Gabriel and goes past Ramsdale.

Simon Collings from the London Stadium

17:11 , Jonathan Gorrie

David Moyes won’t be happy to concede a goal like that from a set-piece. Not great marking from West Ham, with Holding shrugging off Lanzini.

CHANCE FOR WEST HAM

17:11 , Jonathan Gorrie

40:00 - A HUGE save from Ramsdale as Rice’s near-post header from the corner crashes in at him from close-range.

GOAL! West Ham 0-1 Arsenal | Rob Holding ‘38

17:09 , Jonathan Gorrie

38:00 - From the resulting corner, Holding hits a towering header from Saka’s corner!

His first ever Premier League goal.

CHANCE FOR ARSENAL

17:08 , Jonathan Gorrie

37:00 - Nketihah with a driving run with West Ham slightly exposed, draws a smart save from Fabianski down to his right.

Half chance for West Ham

17:04 , Jonathan Gorrie

33:00 - Rice has a shot after a driving run but Ramsdale saves easily.

Saka Arsenal’s shining light at the moment

17:03 , Jonathan Gorrie

32:00 - Not much in the way of quality from Arsenal at the moment but Saka has done well to beat Fredericks in a number of 1v1s.

As is so often the case, the England man is the outlet.

Simon Collings from the London Stadium

17:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

Would love to say it’s livened up since my last update, but it’s all still very tepid. In truth, Arsenal look like the side who played a semi-final on Thursday - not West Ham.

ANOTHER CHANCE FOR WEST HAM

17:00 , Jonathan Gorrie

29:00 - West Ham warming up.

Coufal again causes problems and his low cross falls to Lanzini, though Holding blocks his attempted shot across goal.

CHANCE FOR WEST HAM

16:58 , Jonathan Gorrie

27:00 - Coufal’s cross is poorly cleared by Gabriel, with the ball falling to Fornals.

His inital touch off the chest set-up a chance to shoot, but he blazes over from a difficult angle.

Signs of life!

16:57 , Jonathan Gorrie

25:00 - Zouma’s header hits Holding’s hand after Benrahma’s cross, with Arsenal surviving a VAR check.

Biggest flashpoint so far.

A fair summary

16:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

Both teams missing a focal point

16:52 , Jonathan Gorrie

21:00 - Not much getting either side of the midfield in the opening 20 minutes.

West Ham so confident in the air

16:48 , Jonathan Gorrie

17:00 - Long balls and corners are so easily dealt with by the home side.

Arsenal need to be moving the ball around quicker.

Simon Collings at the London Stadium

16:45 , Jonathan Gorrie

15 minutes gone but neither team has really got going so far. A few sloppy pass summing up the state of play. All a bit flat at the London Stadium.

Not much luck for Arsenal so far

16:43 , Jonathan Gorrie

12:00 - Feels a bit too direct at the moment, with West Ham able to deal with the longer balls into the box.

West Ham growing into the game

16:41 , Jonathan Gorrie

10:00 - Coufal and Fornals combining nicely on the right.

Competitive start

16:39 , Jonathan Gorrie

08:00 - Bowen the danger man so far when he gets a run from a fiesty midfield battle.

Arsenal seeing plenty of the ball

16:36 , Jonathan Gorrie

05:00 - Not much in the way of clearcut chances so far but Arsenal stringing passes together nicely.

Cresswell at centre-back

16:33 , Jonathan Gorrie

02:00 - The West Ham star appears to be playing alongside Zouma centrally.

Bowen looking to drive

16:32 , Jonathan Gorrie

01:00 - Playing through the middle today, the West Ham star races forward and is brought down by Granit Xhaka.

Early corner for Arsenal

16:31 , Jonathan Gorrie

01:00 - Saka’s delivery is well-cleared.

KICK-OFF

16:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Away we go!

The teams are out!

16:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Another great atmosphere in east London.

Simon Collings from the London Stadium

16:26 , Jonathan Gorrie

The pressure is on Arsenal now after Spurs did the business earlier. Feels like a day where a fast start is needed to ease any nerves about going back into fourth place.

Edging closer

16:22 , Jonathan Gorrie

Bad news without White?

16:11 , Jonathan Gorrie

The only Premier League games Arsenal have played without Ben White, they have lost by a combined score of 7-0...

 (REUTERS)
(REUTERS)

Jarrod Bowen: We want to hurt Arsenal

16:08 , Jonathan Gorrie

“The games are coming thick and fast at the moment and obviously we’ve got massive games in Europe and also a massive game here on Sunday as well,” said Bowen.

“We’re just taking it one game at a time, so we’re focused on Arsenal today, then we’ll concentrate on Frankfurt on Thursday, which is what we’ve done all season.

“I’m excited about what’s to come. I get a bit nervous on the day of each match itself, but that’s only natural and I can’t wait to get out there on the pitch.”

 (AP)
(AP)

David Moyes’ miserable Arsenal record

16:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

Games: 37

Wins: 4

Win percentage: 10.81% (The worst in his career)

 (REUTERS)
(REUTERS)

Granit Xhaka’s pre-match thoughts

16:01 , Jonathan Gorrie

Aaron Cresswell’s pre-match interview

15:55 , Jonathan Gorrie

Simon Collings’ pre-match thoughts

15:49 , Jonathan Gorrie

Arsenal injury update

15:42 , Jonathan Gorrie

Confirmed Arsenal lineup

15:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Confirmed West Ham lineup

15:30 , Jonathan Gorrie

Declan Rice: Will he stay or will he go?

15:23 , Jonathan Gorrie

Piers Morgan believes Arsenal made a mistake not appointing Carlo Ancelotti

15:22 , Jonathan Gorrie

Tottenham two up against Leicester!

15:18 , Jonathan Gorrie

Fond West Ham memories

15:12 , Jonathan Gorrie

The Arsenal players arrive

15:11 , Jonathan Gorrie

Chelsea behind at Goodison Park!

15:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

West Ham: A squad pushed to its limit?

15:06 , Jonathan Gorrie

West Ham are still alive in their Europa League semi-final tie, which is all that matters, but a flat and leggy performance against Eintracht Frankfurt last night suggests a long season may be catching up with David Moyes’ players.

At half-time in east London, West Ham appeared well-placed to take control of their first European semi-final in 46 years, despite conceding after just 48 seconds.

They had responded impressively to another setback in this competition, Michail Antonio cancelling out Ansgar Knauff’s early goal, and shown enough to suggest they could overpower Eintracht in the second half.

Instead, it was the visitors who came on strongest after the interval and the Hammers ended the night relieved to still have a fighting chance in the tie, despite Jarrod Bowen twice striking the woodwork, including with a spectacular overhead kick in stoppage-time.

Moyes made six changes from the weekend’s defeat to Chelsea, including the surprise return of centre-half Kurt Zouma, but you nonetheless wondered if West Ham were beginning to pay for a campaign spent fighting on two fronts, as they laboured against their zippy Bundesliga opponents.

You can read Dan Kilpatrick’s full report here.

 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

The rebirth of Granit Xhaka

15:03 , Jonathan Gorrie

Given the praise Arsenal’s young players have rightly received this season, Granit Xhaka has largely flown under the radar.

That is not usually the case with Xhaka, who has so often been a lightning rod for criticism during his time at Arsenal and at the centre of many a flashpoint.

This season, however, those moments have been few and far between. There was his red card at Manchester City in the opening month of the season and his sending off at Anfield in the Carabao Cup semi-final, but other than that Xhaka’s campaign has been largely incident-free by his standards.

On top of that, the 29-year-old has rediscovered his best form and he should head to West Ham on Sunday full of confidence, particularly after his excellent goal in last weekend’s win over Manchester United.

“I was dreaming of that because he deserves it,” said Mikel Arteta.

“If every fan, or individual spent five, ten minutes with Granit - or even two minutes is enough - they will understand the person that he is, the professional that he is and how much he cares about the club.”

You can read Simon Collings’ full insight here.

Xhaka Reacting to Fans When Coming Off (BT Sport)
Xhaka Reacting to Fans When Coming Off (BT Sport)

Evening Standard score prediction

14:59 , Marc Mayo

Much will depend on what kind of team David Moyes fields here, given he rested several big names at Stamford Bridge last weekend with an eye on Frankfurt.

Arsenal should be poised to capitalise.

Arsenal to win 2-0.

14:52 , Marc Mayo

Predicted Arsenal XI: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Nuno; Odegaard, Elneny, Xhaka; Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli.

14:46 , Marc Mayo

Predicted West Ham XI: Fabianski; Johnson, Zouma, Cresswell, Masuaku; Noble, Rice; Coufal, Benrahma, Vlasic; Yarmolenko.

14:40 , Marc Mayo

Arsenal could have Takehiro Tomiyasu back in the starting line-up after he made his return from a calf problem as a substitute in the win over Man United, while Bukayo Saka is fit to start having shaken off the knock that forced his early departure in the same game.

Early team news

14:34 , Marc Mayo

David Moyes is facing a defensive injury crisis.

Craig Dawson is suspended after his red card against Chelsea last week and while Kurt Zouma returned way ahead of scheduled to face Frankfurt, he may not be risked again so soon with the second leg in mind.

How to watch

14:27 , Marc Mayo

TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.

Good afternoon!

09:34 , Jonathan Gorrie

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