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Podolski double propels Arsenal past West Ham

Published: Tuesday 15 April 2014, 22.41CET
Arsenal FC moved back into fourth spot in the Premier League after posting a 3-1 comeback victory against West Ham United FC thanks in part to a pair of Lukas Podolski goals.
Podolski double propels Arsenal past West Ham
Lukas Podolski celebrates his second for Arsenal ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 15 April 2014, 22.41CET

Podolski double propels Arsenal past West Ham

Arsenal FC moved back into fourth spot in the Premier League after posting a 3-1 comeback victory against West Ham United FC thanks in part to a pair of Lukas Podolski goals.

Arsenal FC once more occupy England's remaining UEFA Champions League slot after rallying from a goal down to beat West Ham United FC 3-1 in north London.

A flurry of early corners augured well for the visitors, who looked in little danger of conceding until Santi Cazorla skewered their back line on the half-hour. Olivier Giroud collected the Spaniard's pass but the cute left-footed finish that resulted was comfortably palmed away by Adrián. The hosts were then stung at the other end when Antonio Nocerino's deflected effort looped up into the path of Matthew Jarvis, who headed in.

Lukas Podolski lifted the pressure on the cusp of half-time, however, arrowing a trademark left-footed shot into the far corner. Giroud then atoned for his earlier miss ten minutes after the interval, sublimely bringing down Thomas Vermaelen's flighted pass and slotting beyond Adrián. The turnaround was complete when Podolski rifled into the roof of the net from close range, lifting the Gunners a point above Everton FC into fourth.

Last updated: 16/04/14 11.52CET

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Last updated: 15/04/2014 22:38 CET

15/04/2014

ArsenalArsenal3-1West HamWest Ham

Podolski 44, 78, Giroud 55

Jarvis 40

Venue: London

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