Unai Emery enjoys first win but Arsenal unconvincing against West Ham

Aaron Ramsey

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Arsenal will welcome West Ham to the Emirates Stadium in one of the afternoon fixtures of the English Premier League on Saturday at 15:00 GMT.

It was claimed Ozil stormed away from Arsenal's training ground on Friday after Emery told the midfielder he wouldn't start against West Ham.

West Ham's defensive weaknesses, however, continued to haunt them as Monreal equalised with a fierce shot from eight metres past two defenders on the line after goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski had parried Hector Bellerin's cross into the defender's path.

"Today I think the result had nothing to do with what happened in the 90 minutes".

Felipe Anderson continued to probe, flashing agonisingly across the face of goal in injury time, meaning Arsenal nerves only settled when Welbeck swivelled to dispatch Bellerin's pass.

"I'm actually really lucky to be a really good athlete naturally so I still feel mobile, I still feel strong, I'm improving and I'm learning so much more about the game", said Kompany, whose current contract expires at the end of the season.

"I am sure [Wilshere will recover his best form] because he is just 26 years old, because he knows better how he must manage his physical work, so as not to be injured".

Emery added: "We are happy with the first three points, that was the first objective".

'They can give him the ball in a hard moment because he plays with high personality'.

"In the second half we created a few opportunities and it's a new process for us", Ramsey said.

"Maybe they will be nervous, maybe they will be desperate to win their first game, so I can not know the reaction of Arsenal's players at the moment".

"In our careers, as coaches and players, we are going to receive criticism". Although the three may not make the starting lineup, it is more than likely that at least two of them will. Jack Wilshere left Arsenal in the summer after speaking to new manager Unai Emery who could not give him assurances over a starting berth in the first team.

"We are very unlucky to concede that own goal that put Arsenal on top". It's clear that every game demands different things tactically.

The quick-fire equaliser from Monreal was the turning point of the game and allowed the fans packed inside the Emirates Stadium to get right back behind the team.

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