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Elneny forced off with injury in Arsenal’s 4-1 victory over West Ham


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Egypt international was forced off with injury as overcame West Ham United 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

This marked Arsene Wenger’s first game since announcing he’ll step down at the end of the season. Following the win, Arsenal sit sixth in the standings with 57 points and will next face Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League semi-final.

Just before halftime, Arsenal were forced into an early substitution after Elneny suffered an injury. The Egypt international was stretchered off the field after he seemed to have injured his ankle following a clash with Mark Noble. Ainsley Maitland-Niles came on to replace the 25-year-old midfielder.

After a goalless first half, Arsenal opened the scoring quickly six minutes after the restart. Granit Xhaka sent a corner into the box and Nacho Monreal volleyed the ball home to make it 1-0 for the Gunners in the 51st minute.

Just 13 minutes later, West Ham levelled the scoreline. Arsenal defence struggled to clear the ball and Marko Arnautovic found it and fired from eight yards to score the equaliser.

Arsenal pushed to regain the lead and they eventually scored with eight minutes to go. West Ham defence failed to clear Aaron Ramsey’s cross inside the box as the ball found its way into the net.

Three minutes later, Arsenal seemed to have sealed the three points as Alexandre Lacazette scored their third goal. The French forward sent a shot from a tight angle past Joe Hart to make it 3-1.

With one minute to go, Alexandre Lacazette completed his brace to guide Arsenal to a big 4-1 win over West Ham.

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