West Ham 1-3 Arsenal Stats and Highlights

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Updated: December 26, 2013

Theo Walcott struck twice and Lukas Podolski a third as Arsenal came from behind to win at troubled West Ham and move back top of the Premier League.

Arsenal dominated the first half but fell behind as Carlton Cole tapped home after Wojciech Szczesny spilled a shot.

The Hammers wasted chances to double the lead and Walcott equalised with an effort that Adrian should have saved.

Substitute Podolski crossed for Walcott to nod Arsenal ahead before Olivier Giroud teed up Podolski to lash in.

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Venue: Upton Park
Date: Thursday, 26 December, 2013
Kick off: 15:00 GMT

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1-0 Cole 46′ | Mobile users click here

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1-1 Walcott 68′ | Mobile users click here

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1-2 Walcott 71′ | Mobile users click here

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1-3 Podolski 79′ | Mobile users click here

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Head-to-head

Sam AllardyceArsenal have won their last six games against West Ham in league and cup, and are unbeaten in the last 11 meetings (W9, D2).

That unbeaten run stretches back to the 2006-07 season, when the Hammers won both Premier League encounters 1-0 (at Upton Park in November 2006 and at the Emirates in April 2007).

West Ham United

The Hammers have won one of their last 10 league games (W1, D3, L6).

They have failed to score in nine of their 17 league games – the joint worst record in the top flight.

West Ham have won their last three Premier League games played on 26 December, scoring nine goals in the process.

They are unbeaten in their last two league games at Upton Park, keeping clean sheets in both matches.

Arsenal

The Gunners have claimed 16 points from their eight away league games, the joint-best record in the top flight.

Arsene Wenger’s only defeat in a Premier League game on 26 December came in 1999 (a 3-2 loss away to Coventry).

This is Arsenal’s 100th London derby away from home in the Premier League. The Gunners have won 44 out of the previous 99 games.

Theo Walcott has scored in his last three league appearances against West Ham. Olivier Giroud has three goals in two games against the Hammers, while Santi Cazorla has two in two.