Cape Town - Arsenal interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg was delighted
with the way they ended their winless run against West Ham on Monday but
insists there's still a long way to go.
Second-half goals from Gabriel Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe and
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ensured an abysmal opening 45 minutes was a distant
memory at full time with the Gunners moving up to ninth with this victory.
The 3-1 success at London Stadium was Arsenal's first in the
Premier League since a win against Bournemouth at the beginning of October, but
the club's interim boss was eager to point out there remains work to be done.
"First half we were slow, a bit lethargic and didn't
move or run, but that comes when players are low and have no confidence because
you don't do the things you need to," Ljungberg said.
"It has been hard, but I felt 'give it a go second
half' and it was amazing for me to see.
"You saw West Ham get a bit tired and low around the
60th and we sliced them open and played some really good football. That is how
we want to play, keeping the ball well, but of course, we won't get carried
"We have a lot of work to do on things, but all credit
to the players for how they did in the second half."
Angelo Ogbonna's deflected header ensured West Ham led at
the break and as a result, Arsenal's players left the field to boos.
Martinelli, on his full league debut, levelled on the hour
mark and Pepe curled in six minutes later.
Captain Aubameyang added a third not long after and the
Gunners cruised to victory in the end, with the majority of West Ham fans
leaving well before the conclusion of this London derby.
- TeamTalk Media