Arsenal hero Pires: Giroud must speak to Gazidis and Wenger

Angelo Anderson
December 17, 2017

Arsenal made a change to their system as Arsene Wenger reverted to from three to back four with 4-2-3-1 after the injury of defender Shkodran Mustafi, but in any case, their adjustment in the composition did not have all the earmarks of being ideally alright as it lacked the solidarity in the defence. I've only read what the boss has said in the media. That will look after itself.

"City are too far away to talk about the title at the moment, but it's one thing to be far away, it's another thing to give up". I think Cech pushes it onto the bar. The Gunners played with their quality winger in the attacking advancement as Wenger's men, Sanchez, Iwobi and the fullbacks all remain on track to give set piece cross and delivery from the sideways to Giroud's end.

Jack Wilshere has been largely limited to Europa League appearances and the occasional substitute role in the Premier League for the Gunners this season.

The result left Arsenal seventh on 30 points from 17 games while West Ham are 19th on 14 points, two more than bottom team Swansea City but trailing Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion on goal difference.

"They've got such a good amount of special players, you have to defend - simple as". If you're not willing to fight and tackle - you've got to do everything.

"We did enough to take home three points".

Noble said: "At the end with Chichi (Hernandez), he always hits the target but you would hope he would bury them, I think it was a good save in the end by Cech". We lacked maybe a little bit of sharpness as well in the final third. Fair play to West Ham, they made it hard for us.

" We haven't played that for a while". That's when they're most risky.

Wilshere's impact Arsenal have been a bit ponderous in recent games, slowing down attacks and allowing their opponents to get back into shape, so the return to...

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