Arsene Wenger reviews his side’s 3-1 win at Upton Park. The Gunners grab a crucial 3 points which takes them to 5th position in the league, just 7 points adrift of league leaders Chelsea.  West Ham went into the lead through Diame, but the North Londoners came back strongly with goals from Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla.

Arsenal have bounced back strongly with victories against Olympiacos and West Ham United, after the home defeat to Chelsea.

Arsene Wenger was upbeat about the good momentum his side has gained going into the international break, and is hopeful that good results continue to come.

This is what Le Proffeseur had to say after the game:

On the performance…

We weakened a bit physically in the second half but overall it was a very important test for us today. We expected a difficult game. We were not disappointed - a game with a lot of pace, where both teams went for it in different styles. It was a good test mentally as well, because we went 1-0 down with their first shot on goal. We came back and won this game. You could say that we had a good performance today overall.

On Olivier Giroud’s goal…
In similar situations he nearly scored like that against Olympiacos on Wednesday night. He was good today. He had the physical presence and scored the goal. That will help him a lot I think to adapt very quickly.

On Theo’s contribution...
Theo has an outstanding attitude and I don’t rule anybody out. If I did then I would not bring him on in a crucial moment in the game. I believe in him. Gervinho looked a bit tired and Theo made the difference. He scored the second goal and that is the most important one. 

On Santi Cazorla…
I think he was overall a delight to watch, from the first to the last minute today. He was very influential in our team and it’s fantastic to watch him play.

On Theo Walcott is a centre forward...
He slowly gets there. You’re confident now when he gets in front of goal that he will score. Of course he scored an important one today at a moment where the game was a bit 50-50.

On Kieran Gibbs…
He has a thigh problem. He might be out for England. I believe Cole and Baines are ahead of him for Hodgson but it would have been a good opportunity for him to show he could have got in front of them.

On the decisions in the game…
We got a cheap yellow on Gervinho and a penalty turned down on Ramsey but overall I have to watch it again.

On the importance of this win…
We started with a lot of question raised about the team. We have now played seven games and the belief in the squad is that we have a chance. Of course we now need to do it week after week. The spirit and quality are there it is about how consistent we are now.

On good momentum going into international break...
It was important for us to respond well and after our defeat against Chelsea, we won against Olympiacos on Wednesday night. We had a difficult game three days later and we knew today a draw was not good enough for us. We went for it. I think we could have lost it as well because Nolan had a very good chance, but we gave absolutely everything to win the game.

The match also saw Olivier Giroud score his first Premier League goal for Arsenal. He now has 4 assists and 2 goals, and he's only started 5 games. His positioning and runs are amazing. He has so much skill and puts in so much effort, that it was all bound to pay off soon. Arsenal look so much more dangerous when he's playing. He should be much more confident now, and hopefully he'll build on this start to become a top class player for Arsenal.

The next few fixtures for Arsenal after the international break include Norwich (away) and QPR (home). The Gunners would like to get all 6 points and close in on Chelsea, who have Tottenham and United next. They also have a home game against FC Schalke in the UEFA Champions League, and an away game against Reading in the Capital One Cup. 

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