Arsenal finished fourth in the Premier League after a 2-1 win over center-backs Rob Holding and Gabriel against West Ham at London Stadium.
The Gunners attacked from around the corner in each half to score three crucial points in the Champions League qualifying race and beat current rivals Tottenham 3-1 the previous day, Leicester.
Bukayo Saka has been an influential figure throughout, and Arsenal would have won more comfortably had it not been for Eddie Nketiah in vain, but West Ham have been impressive with their Europa League semi-final duties and lack of defenders.
Star forward Michael Antonio only appeared as a substitute in the second half after losing 2-1 to Eintracht Frankfurt and Declan Rice on Thursday night.
West Ham’s biggest problems were in defense, however, and injury and suspension left only Kurt Zuma as a fit center-back, and at times he still seemed to be hampered by his recent ankle injury.
But they emptied the tanks and took the game to their London rivals for longer characters, looking for the strong side and equalizing by Jarrod Bowen, who eventually mathematically finished their own designs in fourth place.
For all the demands of their European campaign, West Ham started brilliantly and Aaron Ramstale had to act decisively to tackle an inward corner of Bowen.
Saga was determined to do something for Arsenal during a promising attack that was eventually stopped.
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Source: Around the Globe