Three late goals secure victory for Arsenal
Arsenal took on West Ham United on Sunday afternoon in their first match since the news was announced that Arsene Wenger will be leaving the club at the end of the season. The Gunners left it until the last ten minutes to secure a 4-1 victory against their London rivals as they look to end the season strongly for their legendary manager.
The club hoped that the news that their manager is set to leave would pull fans together through their appreciation of the man who has been in the dugout for twenty-two years and the attendance at The Emirates did reflect that, with far fewer empty seats than in recent weeks, but the match was by no means a sellout.
After a goalless first half, Arsenal took the lead through Nacho Monreal on 51 minutes, but the game was level thirteen minutes later courtesy of a Marko Arnautovic finish.
That is how the game remained until the final ten minutes, where a trio of goals sealed a win for the hosts. First, Aaron Ramsey put them in front before Alexandre Lacazette scored two close-range goals for Wenger's side.
Arsenal are hoping to end the Premier League season with a flourish, but their attentions will be focused on the Europa League as they aim to send Wenger off with some silverware whilst qualifying for next season's Champions League in the process.
They take on Atletico Madrid on Thursday, whilst speculation about who will become Arsenal's next manager is certain to continue growing.