Arsenal 5-1 West Ham as Sanchez scores second half hattrick as Arsenal sink West Ham United, Alexis Sanchez scores superb hat-trick as Gunners put five past sorry Hammers, Arsenal took on West Ham United in the premier league game this Saturday evening the Olympic Stadium and after Chelsea won their game earlier in the day it was a must win for Arsenal to remain in the title race. Arsenal took the lead in 24th minute thanks to a strike from Mesut Ozil who looked in good form throughout the game. West Ham were always in it and Arsenal needed to hang on to their narrow lead for best part of second half.
Mesut Ozil’s opener came after a dominant early display from the away side. Alexis Sanchez’s fine hat-trick secured an emphatic victory over West Ham at London Stadium as Arsenal moved up to second in the Premier League table. Mesut Ozil opened the scoring with Arsenal’s first shot on target after Angelo Ogbonna’s mistake and Sanchez’s cut-back set up a simple finish.
The Hammers threatened to equalise after the break before Sanchez turned, drove into the box and finished brilliantly past Darren Randolph. The Chilean added a second eight minutes later with a low strike into the corner, before Andy Carroll came on for a first appearance since 18 August and stooped to nod in the rebound from a Dimitri Payet free-kick that hit the bar. However, any faint hopes of a comeback were extinguished by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s excellent finish from range and Sanchez’s masterful dinked chip over the keeper.
The heavy defeat leaves Slaven Bilic’s side one point above the relegation zone after Sunderland beat Leicester 2-1 earlier on Saturday. Arsenal trail leaders Chelsea by three points but will slip to third if Liverpool win at Bournemouth on Sunday. Arsene Wenger’s side are now unbeaten in 13 league games, and their last away defeat was in February.
West Ham United 1 – 5 Arsenal Premier League Match Highlights
- 24′ 0 – 1 Mesut Oezil scores in 24th minute of first half as Arsenal took the lead at Olympic Stadium on London against West Ham.
- 72′ 0 – 2 Alexis Sanchez.
80′ 0 – 3 Alexis Sanchez.
83′ 1 – 3 Andy Carroll.
84′ 1 – 4 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
86′ 1 – 5 Alexis Sanchez.
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