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Antonio Nocerino takes a shot.
The match has reached full-time.
Clearance by Per Mertesacker.
Foul by Laurent Koscielny on Carlton Cole, free kick awarded.
Shot by Aaron Ramsey. Adrian safely holds on.
Ricardo Vaz Te concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Ramsey.
Ricardo Vaz Te sends in a cross.
Winston Reid manages to make a clearance.
Carl Jenkinson comes on in place of Santi Cazorla.
Foul by Lukas Podolski on Ricardo Vaz Te, free kick awarded.
Free kick taken by Adrian.
Guy Demel fouled by Lukas Podolski, the ref awards a free kick.
Carlton Cole fouled by Laurent Koscielny, the ref awards a free kick.
Carlton Cole comes on in place of Andy Carroll.
Thomas Vermaelen manages to make a clearance.
The offside flag is raised against Ricardo Vaz Te.
(West Ham) makes a substitution, with Joe Cole coming on for Stewart Downing.
Ricardo Vaz Te joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Jarvis.
Lukas Podolski grabs a goal with a left foot finish. Arsenal 3-1 West Ham.Assist by Aaron Ramsey.
The ball is sent over by Olivier Giroud.
Bacary Sagna manages to make a clearance.
James Tomkins restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kim Kallstrom on Antonio Nocerino.
Free kick crossed by Mark Noble.
Tomas Rosicky leaves the field to be replaced by Aaron Ramsey.
Foul by Thomas Vermaelen on Stewart Downing, free kick awarded.
A cross is delivered by Stewart Downing.
Pablo Armero produces a cross.
Thomas Vermaelen makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Bacary Sagna.
Per Mertesacker takes the free kick.
Foul by Mohamed Diame on Per Mertesacker, free kick awarded.
Header at goal by Andy Carroll to the left of the net.
Olivier Giroud gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Antonio Nocerino.
Free kick taken by Pablo Armero.
Pablo Armero fouled by Bacary Sagna, the ref awards a free kick.
Santi Cazorla takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.
Clearance made by Mikel Arteta.
Unfair challenge on Antonio Nocerino by Kim Kallstrom results in a free kick.
Lukas Podolski fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Adrian parries the effort to safety.
Booking for Mohamed Diame for dissent.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Armero on Olivier Giroud.
Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.
Guy Demel challenges Lukas Podolski unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Unfair challenge on Olivier Giroud by Winston Reid results in a free kick.
Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Per Mertesacker by Mohamed Diame.
A cross is delivered by Matthew Jarvis.
Olivier Giroud scores a right footed goal. Arsenal 2-1 West Ham.Thomas Vermaelen provided the assist for the goal.
James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.
Clearance by James Tomkins.
The ball is delivered by Thomas Vermaelen.
Winston Reid takes the free kick.
Santi Cazorla concedes a free kick for a foul on Winston Reid.
Mohamed Diame takes a shot and went wide left of the net.
Shot by Stewart Downing went wide right of the post.
The referee gets the second half underway.
Olivier Giroud has an effort at goal. Mark Noble gets a block in.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
The ball is crossed by Kim Kallstrom.
Adrian takes the free kick.
Clearance by Antonio Nocerino.
The referee blows for offside.
Lukas Podolski scores with their left foot. Arsenal 1-1 West Ham.The assist for the goal came from Santi Cazorla.
Header by Tomas Rosicky misses to the right of the target.
Shot by Kim Kallstrom. Adrian parries the ball away.
Winston Reid makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Tomas Rosicky.
Matthew Jarvis heads the ball into the goal. Arsenal 0-1 West Ham.
Shot by Antonio Nocerino. Wojciech Szczesny parries the ball but the danger is not over.
Clearance made by Per Mertesacker.
Stewart Downing crosses the ball.
The referee shows Antonio Nocerino a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Antonio Nocerino on Olivier Giroud.
Mikel Arteta makes a clearance.
Pablo Armero manages to make a clearance.
Free kick taken by Kim Kallstrom.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kim Kallstrom by Andy Carroll.
Olivier Giroud has an effort at goal. Adrian parries the ball but the danger is not over.
Mikel Arteta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mohamed Diame.
Short corner taken by Antonio Nocerino.
Foul by Mikel Arteta on Andy Carroll, free kick awarded.
Mohamed Diame concedes a free kick for a foul on Per Mertesacker.
Clearance made by Winston Reid.
Shot by Mohamed Diame went over the net.
Corner taken by Stewart Downing from the right by-line.
The ball is delivered by Matthew Jarvis.
Mikel Arteta takes the free kick.
Mohamed Diame challenges Mikel Arteta unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Unfair challenge on Pablo Armero by Tomas Rosicky results in a free kick.
Lukas Podolski crosses the ball.
Adrian restarts play with the free kick.
Mark Noble concedes a free kick for a foul on Santi Cazorla.
Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.
Mark Noble restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Laurent Koscielny on Andy Carroll.
Antonio Nocerino takes a shot. Blocked by Thomas Vermaelen.
The ball is crossed by Mohamed Diame.
Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Per Mertesacker gets a block in.
Shot by Tomas Rosicky. Adrian catches the ball.
Clearance by Bacary Sagna.
The referee gets the game underway.
Wenger targets strong finish
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has challenged his side to build on their FA Cup semi-final penalty shoot-out triumph by winning all of their remaining five Barclays Premier League matches to secure a top-four finish.
The Gunners will host West Ham on Tuesday night looking to move themselves back above Everton following what was a nerve-shredding encounter with Wigan at Wembley, where they were just seven minutes from what would have been a catastrophic defeat for Wenger's beleaguered squad.
Wenger, though, insists all thoughts of the return trip to the national stadium on May 17 must now be put aside to secure another shot at elite European football again next season.
"When you are in a semi-final and you win, it releases a little bit of pressure on the team on that front, but we want to bounce back in the Premier League," said Wenger, who has several players carrying minor fitness problems ahead of Tuesday night.
"Therefore we want to finish strong, we have a battle with Everton and of course it's now down to consistency in our final games.
"It (five victories) is the target. Do you need it? Nobody knows, but the target is of course to win every game."
Wenger added: "We just want to not imagine the consequences of not doing it, what you want is just to focus on doing it.
"That is where we have the focus, the quality of the spirit, we have the desire and we are slowly getting our players back, so the squad is not (so) depleted any more.
"I believe that they (Everton) have difficult games and we have difficult games, but we want to focus now on what we know we can do.
"We have a more complete squad and we want to win our games, no matter what Everton do. We want to finish in a strong way.
"We can finish the season well - we can finish in the top four, we can win the FA Cup - so it's down to how united we will be until the end of the season, and focused together."
Wenger accepts Arsenal will have to stop the supply line to England World Cup hopeful Andy Carroll on Tuesday.
"Once the ball is up there, you do not find many people who can compete with him and win the challenge, so what is important is that we stop the balls going to him," said Wenger.
"Of that quality, in the air, there are not many (better), I don't think so."
Wenger added: "West Ham are in a comfortable position, that means they can play without fear. So we know that in these kind of games it's very important that we have a good focus and a good tempo in our game."
Sam Allardyce has warned West Ham they are not yet safe from relegation.
Six wins from their last 10 games has seen the Hammers climb away from trouble and they are currently seven points above the drop zone.
But weekend wins for the likes of Fulham, Cardiff and Crystal Palace have got the Upton Park boss looking over his shoulder again.
"The results some of the teams below us pulled off, some surprisingly, means we are not mathematically safe," he said.
"If they then get back-to-back wins you have to look down and say we're not quite there. We've got five very tough games to go, we've got to try to pick up as many points as we can."
Wenger admits many of his players are suffering with knocks and fatigue following their Wembley exertions, and Allardyce will be looking to take advantage at the Emirates Stadium.
"We all suffer with spells of injuries and when players can't recover in time and we all know that weakens our team, we had a similar spell in December and it makes your life very difficult as a manager," he said.
"Certainly with Arsenal's game-load and some of those injuries, yes they will be weaker than they possibly could be.
"But they've kept a Champions League place for all these years with a squad of 25 players and nearly all are internationals, and they are playing at the Emirates, so whatever difficulties they have it's still a hugely tough fixture for us.
"Whatever team Arsenal put out we will have to play at our very best if we are to get a result, particularly on their own patch."
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