Arsenal returned to winning ways and eased the pressure on manager Arsene Wenger as a clinical second-half performance proved to be too much for West Ham at the Emirates on Wednesday night.
After a slow opening half, Mesut Ozil fired home from the edge of the area on his 150th appearance for Arsenal to give his side the lead before turning provider for Theo Walcott to slot into the net.
Substitute Olivier Giroud then curled home a superb late strike to seal all three points for the hosts, ensuring the Gunners drew level on points with Manchester United, four behind Manchester City.
West Ham’s fifth consecutive defeat, and seventh game without a win, now sees them being drawn closer to a relegation battle with only five points separating Slaven Bilic’s side and relegation.
See the next few pages for three things The Boot Room took from a routine win for Arsenal…