(West Ham – Arsenal 1-2) Martin degaard coaches Arsenal against Champions League matches as captain of the London team. Midfielder Gabriel won the match.
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Arsenal are competing with Tottenham for important 4th place giving Champions League matches. And with Arsenal winning, they are in control, two points clear of Tottenham.
Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale is delighted.
“Of course it’s important if we want to be number four or even number three, if we look further up,” Ramsdale told Sky Sports after the game.
Ramsdale said after the game that he did not know the result of the Tottenham game before he took to the pitch. Goalscorer Rob Holdingning admits there is a lot of focus on Tottenham.
– They will play a little ahead of us and we a little ahead of them. We had to deal with pressure, Holding told Sky Sports, who after the game received good words from manager Mikel Arteta and called him “man of the match”.
It was a quiet start to the game, but after 39 minutes there was pace at Arsenal and the match when Bukayo Saka pulled in a corner from the left. Rob Holding rose high in front of goal and stabbed the ball in the goal with his head.
Martin degaard was once again captain of Arsenal but before halftime he had to see that the lead was short-lived. Jarrod Bowen gets the ball from Vladimir Coufal in front of goal. Bowen slotted the ball into the right corner of the Ramsdale goal – and scored in his 100th game for West Ham.
But the corner kick became the goal in this match. After 54 minutes, Arsenal were awarded a corner. West Ham had the ball first but ended up with Gabriel Martinelli playing to Gabriel at the back post, he put the ball into the net. And the score is celebrated in exactly the same way that Liverpool midfielder Virgil van Dijk celebrates the score: Tongue out and hand under chin.
degaard threw himself into the excitement after the goal and jumped on top of his own team-mates with glee.
The Norwegian Arsenal captain was substituted after 90 minutes. In extra time, substitute Albert Lokonga had a good chance but he put the ball far out of good position.
A relieved Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta walked around the pitch afterwards and high five with, hugging and thanking his own players. He didn’t think they played good football on Sunday.
– You must always find a way to win, always win. Provoking mistakes, being brilliant, fighting hard and keeping a clean sheet, Arteta told Sky Sports.
Arsenal meet Tottenham on May 12 for what could almost be the “final” of the Champions League game.
Everton have everything to fight for on a Premier League occasion, and the screenwriter has done the job: Against Frank Lampard’s old club Chelsea, Richarlison secured what could be a decisive win in the hunt for a renewed Premier League contract.
With his winning score shortly after halftime, he left Everton just two points behind safety with a game in hand. Thus, everything is in their hands.
Chelsea, for their part, have let several teams into the battle for third place.
Tottenham, on the other hand, did the job at home against Leicester and moved up to the top four.
Harry Kane opened the scoring midway through the first half, before Son Heung-min scored two more goals in the second half. Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho got a consolation goal in extra time.
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