1 – 0 Diame (21)
1 – 1 Giroud (41)
1 – 2 Walcott (77)
1 – 3 Cazorla (83)
Despite representations to the contrary, this was not Big Sam’s return to bullying ways. Reading some of the coverage this morning, the stories were written before kick-off. Allardyce wanted to relive his glory days at Bolton and give the visitors what is represented as the customary bloodied nose, and failed. The aerial bombardment is still there but this year’s Arsenal has more depth than the nouveau from northern France, is of fuller mind and body, leaving West Ham to be the acquired taste.
And it is one that few want to, Matt Law of this morning’s Sunday Mirror at least having the wherew...