The entry of the French striker was decisive in the first victory of the Gunners this season, Saturday against West Ham.
Under pressure after two initial defeats (City and Chelsea), Arsenal and Unai Emery reacted on Saturday to the Emirates by winning (3-1) against West Ham in a derby between neighbors at 0 points at the beginning of the day . Led for the third time in three games, the Gunners have this time the merit of reversing the score, without dispelling all the doubts that accompany their start of the season.
With Ramsey on the bat in place of Özil , they were often caught behind, just like the goal conceded to Arnautovic after a one-two with Felipe Anderson who put three defenders in the wind and put an icy chill on the shoulders of the Spanish coach (25th).
But Hammers hammer woke up his men: the equalizer came very quickly from the feet of the side, Bellerin in the center and Monreal at the conclusion at the second post (30th). Arnautovic’s outing, injured on the hour of play, served Arsenal’s interests, less threatened on his bases. And Lacazette was rewarded for his good start by straightening a Ramsey ball that former Toulousain Issa Diop countered in his own goal (70th). Before Welbeck makes the break on the second center of decisive Bellerin afternoon (90 + 3).
Arsenal may not be fully launched, but Emery can at least prepare more serenely the next match of the Gunners, next weekend at the Cardiff promoted.