By Celestine Ajayi
An Alexandre Lacazette’s 82nd-minute header completed a remarkable Arsenal comeback as West Ham surrendered a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 in a breathless encounter at the London Stadium.
The Hammers raced into what seemed an unassailable advantage after on-loan Manchester United star, Jesse Lingard opened the scoring. Jarrod Bowen added a second before in-form Tomas Soucek added a third on 32 minutes.
But Lacazette played his part in beginning the sensational response by the Gunners when his shot deflected in off Soucek on 38 minutes before another own goal from Craig Dawson further reduced the deficit on the stroke of an hour into the game.
West Ham were left crestfallen when Lacazette headed home Nicolas Pepe’s cross to secure a share of the spoils.
This will feel like a defeat for David Moyes’ side having been in such a commanding position, but his side remain in fifth place on 49 points, two adrift of Chelsea in the final Champions League place.
The result moves Arsenal into ninth ahead of Aston Villa’s game with Tottenham later on Super Sunday.