Apr 15, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium
West HamWest Ham United
Podolski (44', 78'), Giroud (55')
Rosicky (15'), Kallstrom (63')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Jarvis (40')
Nocerino (37'), Diame (60')

West Ham's Matt Jarvis aims to be "more clever" after not diving for a penalty

Matt Jarvis of West Ham United during the Pre Season Friendly match between Bournemouth and West Ham United at Goldsands Stadium on July 13, 2013
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Matt Jarvis aims to be a bit "more clever" in the box after failing to go down for a penalty, despite being fouled during West Ham's defeat to Arsenal.

West Ham United's Matt Jarvis has admitted that he may need to be a bit more "clever" in the box after deciding against diving for a penalty, despite being fouled.

The 27-year-old opened the scoring against Arsenal at the Emirates, but his side eventually succumbed to a 3-1 defeat on Tuesday night.

Before his first-half goal, Jarvis was clipped in the box by Bacary Sagna, but opted to stay on his feet as opposed to falling to ground and appealing for a penalty.

"We had quite a few chances even before we scored," Jarvis told the club's official website. "The manager was disappointed as I could have had a penalty too.

"I don't know if it was a foul. I don't know if I had gone down whether it would have been a penalty or if I had whether I'd have been booked. Maybe I should learn from that and be a bit more clever."

West Ham are currently 11th in the Premier League table, while Arsenal have returned to fourth spot.

Olivier Giroud of Arsenal (R) celebrates with Tomas Rosicky as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match against West Ham United on April 15, 2014
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