Arsenal topple West Ham and close in on the Champions League

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The Premier League's fight for the Champions League, with Tottenham vs Arsenal to come on May 12, is promising. Spurs had moved up to fourth place with a 3-1 win over Leicester on Sunday afternoon, but Arsenal have retaken it with a 2-1 win over West Ham.

With four games to go, Chelsea are third on 66 points, Arsenal are fourth on 63, and Tottenham are fifth on 61.

David Moyes started Pablo Fornals, but kept a number of first-team regulars out for the Europa League semi-final second leg against Eintracht Frankfurt. Arsenal, with Martin Odegaard starting, found an unexpected saviour in Rob Holding.

The former Bolton man, who started the game due to Ben White's late injury, was a double hero. First, he blocked Manuel Lanzini's close-range effort and, shortly afterwards, he made it 1-0.

Lukasz Fabianski deflected Nketiah's shot behind for a corner and, from the resulting corner, Holding turned Bukayo Saka's fine delivery into the net for his first goal of the season.

Referee Mike Dean shows Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah a yellow cardIan WaltonAP

Arsenal's lead was short-lived. Aaron Ramsdale prevented an equaliser in the 40th minute with a great save from Declan Rice. He could do nothing in the 45th minute, though, when Jarrod Bowen made it 1-1.

Mikel Arteta's side started the second half better. Fabianski, formerly of Arsenal, did well to keep out Saka's shot in the 53rd minute. The strategy paved the way for their second goal in the 55th minute. Gabriel Martinelli picked up a ball on the left, put it to the far post and Gabriel headed home.

Arsenal didn't switch off, but they did take a step backwards. They did not suffer, though, against a West Ham side who brought pushed to level again.

It was enough, in any case, for the Gunners to win back the final Champions League spot. Fourth place, for now, is theirs. We will see if they can resist Tottenham's push.

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