Arsene Wenger’s side controlled the game from start to finish and went ahead right at the stroke of half time when Olivier Giroud smashed one in with his left foot, after a lovely exchange from Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil.
The home side doubled their advantage 9 minutes from time after a lovely one-two between Giroud and Ramsey. Arsenal sealed their win with a third goal from substitute Mathieu Flamini, who scored from close range seven minutes from time.
In form Frenchman, Giroud has been unstoppable so far and scored his 14th goal of the season in the North London Derby today. Further, he also assisted Arsenal’s second goal of the game and wiped out any hope of a West Ham comeback. The win sends the Gunners to third in the table, 4 points ahead of Manchester United.
Arsenal could have easily scored a few more as Ramsey and Walcott came close in the first half. West Ham keeper Adrian looked in inspired form as he denied a magnificient volley from Chilean Alexis Sanchez in the first half.
With a tough trip away to Monaco coming their way, Arsene Wenger’s men look well prepared with two morale boosting wins against Manchester United and West Ham.
As for the visitors today, things keep getting complicated for Sam Allardyce, whose future has been in question over the last couple of months. The defeat sees West Ham rooted to the 10th place in the table, with the likes of Newcastle breathing down their necks.
Arsenal 1-0 West Ham
Arsenal 2-0 West Ham
Arsenal 3-0 West Ham