Arsenal 0-0 West Ham Highlights
West Ham stretched their unbeaten run to eight games as Arsenal’s Champions League hopes suffered a dent.
First Half Highlights
Second Half Highlights
Neither side managed a chance on target in a dire first half dominated by Arsenal, and this was to prove costly.
After the break Arsenal were all over West Ham but Emmanuel Adebayor wasted the game’s two best chances with a shot wide and header straight at the keeper.
The visitors were on the back foot for almost the entire second half but their stout defending earned them a point.
Arsenal nearly made an ideal start when West Ham defender James Collins was forced to head against his own bar from a corner, but it turned out to be a false dawn for what proved to be a dismal first 45 minutes.
Neither side mustered a serious effort on target, with Arsenal comfortably on top in terms of possession, but doing very little to stretch the West Ham defence or threaten Robert Green’s goal.
Emmanuel Eboue was industrious and involved in most of Arsenal’s attacks, but his afternoon came to a premature end when he limped off, to be replaced by Carlos Vela, following a challenge by Scott Parker.
THIS SEASON’S REVERSE FIXTURE
West Ham United 0-2 Arsenal
26 October 2008 – Ref: Phil Dowd
Arsenal scorers: Faubert 75 og, Adebayor 90
Sent Off: Cole (90)
Steve Bennett (Orpington, Kent)