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Arsenal set an unwanted record during West Ham defeat


Arsenal faced off with West Ham in a Premier League clash on Thursday, aware a win would see them knock Liverpool off the summit.

But when all was said and done, the Gunners fell to a 2-0 defeat and remain 2nd in the table. Arsenal return to action on Sunday vs Fulham and are 11/20 to win that tie with bet365.

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Arsenal set unwanted record

After losing 2-0 to West Ham, Arsenal have set a rather unwanted record.

Arsenal had 77 touches in the opposition box against West Ham; the most on record (since 2008-09) in a single Premier League match for a team who failed to score.

Speaking after the match, Mikel Arteta gace his thoughts on the game and his forward’s missing big chances:

“Congratulate West Ham and praise my players.” he said. “That’s what I can tell you. This is football. When you look at how much we generated in the game, to see the result is very disappointing. But they were better than us in both boxes.

“They had two shots, - with the penalty three. We had 30, I don’t know how many touches in the box, how many situations, how many opportunities to score and we haven’t done it. In football you have to do that better if you want to win. Today we haven’t won because of that.

“It’s what it is. We have to try to generate. If we don’t score with 30 shots, then we have to do 50 or 60 to try to score. That’s the only thing. I can’t imagine a game where we have more touches in the box, more dominance and less situations for the opponent against a really good West Ham side. Today, though, it wasn’t enough to win the game.”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.