We were made to fight really hard for the win at Upton Park.

Arsenal boss says they had to fight really hard for their 2-1 win over West Ham United at Upton Park.

The Gunners thought they were a goal down when Arsenal's former midfielder Alex Song found the back of the net from 20-yards but the goal was ruled out for offside.

Santi Cazorla then gave the north London side the lead in the 41st minute through a penalty after being fouled by Winston Reid.

Danny Welbeck made 2-0 just three minutes after the first and Cheikhou Kouyate's goal in the 54th minute gave the Hammers some hope but they weren’t able to break down Wenger's side who showed resilience towards the end of the match.

“We had a committed and united performance,” Wenger is quoted saying by The Sport Review. “The keeper made some good saves. We knew we needed to be good in the air today.

“I didn’t know why Alex Song’s goal didn’t stand, I thought it would. We scored a good second goal and had many opportunities to score another. It didn’t come and at 2-1 I thought the last 30 minutes would be difficult.

“We did dig deep. It is down to consistency and we are slowly getting there.”

Written by Thinkfootballideas staff

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