West Ham United – Arsenal: If Only Arsenal Had An Elite Playmaker… (1-0)
After a shaky start, West Ham succeeded in making this an even match that could have gone either way. The home team scored the game’s only goal from a set piece and defended that minimal lead until the final whistle. Arsenal seemed to lack what they deliberately kept outside of their squad: a creative playmaker to feed their prolific attackers.
Tactical analysis and match report by Erik Elias.