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By Mike Henson

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  1. Bye for now

    FT: West Ham 1-0 Arsenal

    That is all from this one.

    Head over to our live page here to catch up with all the goals and goings-on in the 15:00 GMT kick-offs.

  2. 'A big-team mentality'

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    Manuel Pellegrini

    West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini: I was pleased with the balance and consistence of the team. We did not allow Arsenal any chances despite their quality of players. We played with a mentality of a big team, always going for the second goal.

    We have worked in the week like the way that we want to play. The principle issue for us.

    Declan is improving in every game. I decided for him to be a midfielder, he is playing the ball forward more, he shoots well and goes forward well. He is a complete player. I think he will be a top player in the future.

    I think Samir Nasri could have continued but I did not want to risk him a muscle injury. If he wants to be the player he was a few years ago I think he can be.

    We will see what happens in the next few days and I hope he will take the best decision. I have been in this position a lot of time in my 30 years, but I am calm with nothing 100% sure.

  3. 'We lost the ball a lot in the middle'

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    Unai Emry

    Arsenal manager Unai Emery on losing three matches from four away from home: It is disappointing. It is a concern. We need to be competitive both home and away. Away we are not taking the results we want. We had to do more today to impose ourselves. If we can be better in the 90 minutes - competitive and quality - we can do it.

    We lost the ball a lot in the middle. We could improve in the second, but their goal changed the game. They did good work in defence.

    On the possibility of doing business in the transfer window: We have good players. We need to continue to working and taking confidence. The club is working but I am happy with the players. It is a bad result but we continue in our way.

  4. Happy Hammer

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    Declan Rice

    Declan Rice has been handed the man-of-the-match award.

    The 19-year-old, who turns 20 on Monday, deserved his mantelpiece momento.

    He gained possession 10 times - comfortably more than anyone else on the pitch - and racked up a decent 85% passing accuracy.

    And scored the winner.

    His touchmap shows how he gets forward and back from the middle of midfield...


    ...while Mark Noble does the side-to-side stuff.

    Mark Noble
  5. 'It is difficult to win without scoring'

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    Arsenal defender Laurent Koscielny speaking to Sky Sports: "I think in the final third we needed to keep more calm and not try to find the final ball and to continue to play with movement.

    "In the second half we didn't stop but conceded the goal early. We had some chances and we didn't score. It is difficult to win if you don't score. We need to keep our ambition and our game. We can come back.

    "We needed to be clean with the ball and we weren't. In football if you give a small chance to your opponent you pay and today we did.

    "When you are arriving towards Christmas you know it is a big period and it is hard to compete at the same level. We started the new year with a win and we prepared for this game and came here with ambition for three points but we need to keep calm and focused on how we want to play.

    On facing Chelsea next: "It is a home game against an opponent in the top four. We know what we need to do. We need to prepare all week for this important team."

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    Mark Reed: That Arsenal kit: tooth-less-paste peppermint (sort of works)

    It'll do for me Mark.

  7. 'I would be surprised if he sleeps tonight'

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    West Ham United

    West Ham captain Mark Noble speaking to Sky Sports: It was hard work. I thought we played brilliantly in the first half without an end product and I am delighted for this young man to score the goal. You could hear it from the fans as well. It has been a special six months for Declan, after signing his new deal with the club. I would be surprised if he sleeps tonight. He is a special talent and keeps working hard. If any young footballers across the country need someone to look up to, Declan's your man.

    Declan Rice speaking to Sky Sports: I can't put it into the words. The lads are always on at me to take the shot on more. I have been getting into the box more recently and I was gutted with missing the header in the first half.

    I can't speak highly enough about Mark, he has helped me every day since I broke into the team three years ago with little pointers in training and whatever.

  8. West Ham deserved that

    West Ham 1-0 Arsenal

    Michael Brown

    Former Man City midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    Declan Rice and Pedro Obiang celebrate at full-time

    West Ham did deserve it, Arsenal didn't do enough.

    They controlled possession and Arsenal couldn't break them down.

    It's not about Arnautovic today, it's about the team. A brilliant win for the fans.

    Can West Ham finish in the top four?

    When Anderson really started to play who was like a Rolls Royce down that left hand side, causing all sorts of problems.

  9. Post update

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    Marko Arnuatovic wants everyone to know that he wants his move.

    The Austrian marches off down the tunnel with a right face on and no intention of joining in the on-pitch celebrations.

    Not many people are watching his ejection of toys from the pram with Declan Rice leading the cheer-leading among the rest of the Hammers.

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    Geoff Russell: Stan it's time to splash some cash or we will become a football embarrassment, assuming we already aren't!

    Chris Lord: Can we loan a new owner?

    Anthony Rayment: Arsenal have 2 pts more than they did at this stage last season. Is that the progress Arsenal fans wanted without Wenger


    West Ham 1-0 Arsenal

    Manuel Pellegrini pumps his fist, Alexandre Lacazette with a face as long as Mister Ed.

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    West Ham 1-0 Arsenal

    Michael Brown

    Former Man City midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

    It was brilliant bit of play from Arsenal but it was a definite offside.

    A sigh of relief from West Ham.


    West Ham 1-0 Arsenal

    Laurent Koscielny

    A great header from Laurent Koscielny zaps into the far corner, but Sead Kolasinac was well- offside when he delivered the cross...

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    West Ham 1-0 Arsenal

    Lukasz Fabianski comes and gathers cleanly over his and everyone else's head.

    Love it when your goalkeeper does that.

  15. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Arsenal

    Alex Iwobi wins a corner as Declan Rice hacks behind...

    Three minutes of injury-time added on.

  16. Post update

    West Ham 1-0 Arsenal

    Pedro Obiang gets a shove in the back from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and West Ham are going to linger over the free-kick.

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    Unai Emery

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    West Ham 1-0 Arsenal

    West Ham keeping the ball in some lovely cute triangles, running down the clock and frustrating Arsenal.

    Five to go and the hosts look comfortable.


    West Ham 1-0 Arsenal

    The flag was up early and correctly.

    Sead Kolasinac was a couple of yards the wrong side of the last defender.

    Pierre Emerick Aubameyang bundles in the cross but the other 20 players had already stood down.