Arsenal catches fires in second half for comeback win over West Ham United

Is this the turning point for Arsenal? Supporters of the Gunners sure hope so, as the team fought its way back for a big Monday night 3-1 victory over West Ham United at London Stadium. 

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This one got off to a bit of a rocky start, though, as West Ham took a 1-0 lead in the 38th minute thanks to a goal from Angelo Ogbonna. At the halftime break, the Gunners were once again behind, with fans surely expecting the worst to once again happen. 

 

It didn’t. 

 

In a matter of nine minutes, Arsenal caught absolute fire, scoring three goals to take control of things. Gabriel Martinelli tied things up at 1-1 in the 60th minute, while Nicolas Pepe gave Arsenal the 2-1 advantage just six minutes later. 

 

Pepe put the Gunners in front with an absolute peach of a finish. The winger from the Ivory Coast received a pass from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, took a couple quick touches and then fired a gorgeous left-footed shot into the top corner. There was no chance for the West Ham goalie to keep it out. 

 

Speaking of Aubameyang, the Arsenal star sealed the win in the 69th minute with a goal of his own. The 3-1 triumph was the first win for interim manager Freddie Ljungberg and now has Arsenal in ninth place of the Premier League standings with 22 points.