Mikel Arteta will be keen to see the hosts build on their emphatic 3-0 opening-day victory over Fulham, while David Moyes will know his Hammers face a tough task in rebounding from their 2-0 defeat by Newcastle.
It feels as though something is building for the Gunners, and – by stark contract – it seems that fan unrest is beginning to brew in east London… Follow all the live updates here:
58 mins: West Ham win a corner and send the ball into the box. Soucek seems to be the target but Leno gets a hand to the ball and manages to the slap it out of the box.
Michael Jones19 September 2020 21:17
54 mins: Masuaku swings in a good cross from the left wing. It comes into the six-yard box and Antonio is almost on the end of it but Gabriel gets a touch to take it away from him. Leno smothers the ball and almost drags it over the line.
Michael Jones19 September 2020 21:12
51 mins: Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno ran out to the halfway line to stop an attack. And now he’s just hanging about 15 yards outside his penalty area possibly to stop the long ball forward for West Ham.
Michael Jones19 September 2020 21:10
48 mins: Aubameyang makes a clever, well timed run in behind as the ball is played over the top. He collects the ball a lays it off to Saka who shoots. The shot is blocked and goes out for a corner. The corner comes into the box but West Ham clear it without too much trouble.
Michael Jones19 September 2020 21:06
Second half: It’s the Gunners that get the game back underway, there’s been no changes at half time from either team.
Michael Jones19 September 2020 21:03
Greame Souness has praise for West Ham after the first 45 minutes:
Michael Jones19 September 2020 20:59
Michail Antonio is by far West Ham’s mvp:
Michael Jones19 September 2020 20:58
45+1 mins: Half time at the Emirates. Arsenal looked in total control but West Ham hit them on a swift counter attack scored on the stroke of half time. The Gunners will have to start again in the second half and try to get back in front. West Ham are back in this, tey’ll think that they can go on to win.
Michael Jones19 September 2020 20:49
Arsenal 1 – 1 West Ham – Antonio
45 mins: GOAL! West Ham strike back on the stroke of half time. Bowen brings the ball forward on the counter attack and he slots it into the right side of the box for Fredericks. Fredericks collects and fires it into the six-yard box where Antonio slides onto it and taps the ball into the net. West Ham are level.
Michael Jones19 September 2020 20:47
40 mins: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s cross finds Hector Bellerin, who picks out fellow Dani Ceballos but he doesn’t shoot. Arsenal have had wave after wave of attacks but they haven’t had a go at goal. It’s quite frustrating.
Michael Jones19 September 2020 20:43