Arsenal came back from three goals down to secure a 3-3 draw at the London Stadium; Mikel Arteta: “We showed the face that we still have, but then we showed our spirit”; David Moyes: “We feel like we’ve lost two points today,” says the West Ham boss.
Mikel Arteta admits that it is his duty to add more consistency to Arsenal. This is after they displayed their “two faces” in a turbulent 3-3 draw at West Ham.
After goals from Jesse Lingard, Jarrod Bowen, and Tomas Soucek put West Ham in full charge, they seemed to be on their way to a win that would have brought them level with Chelsea in fourth place.
Arsenal, who had been shambolic in the first half, were pulled back into the game by own goals from Soucek and Craig Dawson before Alexandre Lacazette late header won the visitors a point.
West Ham 3-3 Arsenal
The traditional two-half game. West Ham took a 3-0 lead and would be disappointed not to have taken all three points. Arsenal played much better in the second half after an abysmal first 35 minutes.
West Ham boss, David Moyes will be angry with John Moss for his decision in the build-up to Arsenal’s second goal, but Michail Antonio’s 3-2 miss has cost West Ham a deserving win.
Arteta on Arsenal’s slow start
After playing in the Europa League on Thursday, the Gunners had a three-day turnaround before meeting an energetic West Ham side, and their manager wondered if exhaustion was to blame for their lackluster results.
“I’m very disappointed because I cannot accept my team to play the way we did in periods in the first half,” he told Sky Sports. “I expect we play at the level we did afterwards.
“The first goal, it can happen. It is a really good combination by the Hammers. That is fine. The way we concede the second and third is unacceptable. I don’t know if it’s a hangover from Europe, tired, focus, it was more than one player that switched off. We have to right that quick.”