Arsenal were hoping to take inspiration from their dominant away performance at West Ham last season when they put five past the Hammers but yet again, the Gunners were unable to get things going away from home.
West Ham were structured and tough to break down and Arsene Wenger’s decision to start Olivier Giroud backfired as the Frenchman offered little in terms of movement in the final third and was unable to hold the ball up effectively when they decided to go direct.
The constant sideways passing didn’t penetrate the West Ham defence enough and it was the hosts who arguably created the more dangerous chances on the counter.
Another draw away from home sees Arsenal lose further ground on Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United in the race to secure a top-four finish this season. Here are our player ratings.