I picked the players who deserved to play - Emery defends Ozil omission

West Ham vs Arsenal, Premier League: live score and latest updates

Unai Emery Delivers Injury Boost After Revealing Arsenal Star Mesut Ozil Has Recovered Ahead Of West Ham Clash

West Ham's Michail Antonio has given his take on the "difficult situation" facing his team-mate, Declan Rice and his worldwide future.

"I also think the rules should say you can not change your allegiance if you play U-21, that should be the end of it".

The result means Manchester United could move level with the Gunners in the Premier League table, should they collect all three points against Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday.

"We have won with him, we have lost with him, he is not one player that is for sale".

The 19-year old was the standout performer at the London Stadium as West Ham picked up an impressive victory over Arsenal as they continue their solid season under Manuel Pellegrini.

"The big opportunity for us was that we can take in our hands the possibility to be closer to them". "We are working on that". The most important thing for us is to recover our confidence'.

It is the first time Arsenal have been beaten away from home by the Hammers since 2006, when Marlon Harewood's 89th-minute strike claimed all three points for the hosts at Upton Park. "We need to do more to be more competitive and to impose our ideas and our quality". A 2-1 win at Bournemouth in November was the only time Emery conceded the former Germany worldwide was left out for tactical reasons.

But Emery instead opted to play Granit Xhaka alongside Matteo Guendouzi in the central midfield area, with Alex Iwobi and Alexandre Lacazette playing in support of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Hammers beat Arsenal 1-0 thanks to a Declan Rice goal and Arnautovic, who was subbed off in the second half, first clapped and then waved goodbye to the fans in what looked like a message of thanks to the supporters.

"Sometimes he is helping us, at other moments not helping us because of his injury or because maybe the match is not for him".

Latest News