Arsenal 1 – 0 West Bromwich Albion as Giroud late second half strike secure all three points, Olivier Giroud strikes late to break stubborn Albion rearguard as Arsenal have held on and claim a vital, and well-earned, three points.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud struck a late winner as the Gunners ended a run of two Premier League defeats with victory over a stubborn West Brom. Giroud was making his first league start of the season and looped in an 86th minute header from a Mesut Ozil cross for his goal. Until that moment the Gunners had enjoyed nearly most possession, but had struggled to find a way past inspired Baggies keeper Ben Foster. He pulled off a number of key stops, including a double save when he parried an Alex Iwobi shot and blocked the rebound at the feet of Alexis Sanchez.
The 33-year-old former England keeper also tipped over a fizzing shot from Sanchez before West Brom nearly snatched a goal, with Claudio Yacob skying his shot over the bar after Arsenal keeper Petr Cech dropped a corner. But Giroud finally broke the deadlock to keep Arsenal nine points behind leaders Chelsea, who beat Bournemouth.
Arsenal 1 – 0 West Bromwich Albion Premier League Match Highlights
- 86′ 1 – 0 Olivier Giroud late strike goal as he looped in an 86th minute header from a Mesut Ozil cross for his goal.
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