Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud (M) scores the Gunners’ equaliser
Olivier Giroud scored his first Premier League goal for Arsenal as the Gunners came from behind to beat West Ham on Saturday evening.
West Ham took the lead against the run of play when Mohamed Diame beat Vito Mannone with a curling shot.
Giroud equalised before the break when he poked in Lukas Podolski's cross at the near post, reports the BBC.
Kevin Nolan missed two chances for the hosts and was made to pay when Theo Walcott came off the bench to make it 2-1 with Santi Cazorla hitting a third.
Walcott, who replaced the disappointing Gervinho, helped the Gunners take advantage in the last half hour as West Ham tired.
But having been on top for large parts of the game, it was no more than Arsene Wenger's team deserved as they extended their unbeaten record against the Hammers to nine games and moved to fifth in the Premier League table.
Sam Allardyce's side had to defend stoutly throughout the game but they came up against a midfield again run by the impressive Cazorla.
And their disappointment in losing their first Premier League home game of the season was compounded by an injury to Ricardo Vaz Te, who went off with a suspected dislocated shoulder.