Apr 15, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium
Arsenal
3-1
West HamWest Ham United
Podolski (44', 78'), Giroud (55')
Rosicky (15'), Kallstrom (63')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Jarvis (40')
Nocerino (37'), Diame (60')

Result: Arsenal beat West Ham United to go fourth

Arsenal move back up to fourth in the Premier League with a 3-1 win over West Ham United.

Arsenal have moved up to fourth in the Premier League table following a 3-1 win over West Ham United at the Emirates this evening.

Arsenal's Polish-born German striker Lukas Podolski (L) shoots to score a goal during the English Premier League football match against West Ham United on April 15, 2014© Getty Images

Tomas Rosicky had a volleyed effort saved in the opening couple of minutes, while Per Mertesacker was able to block an attempt from Mohamed Diame, as both sides created chances.

Matt Jarvis broke the deadlock in the 40th minute, heading in after Wojciech Szczesny palmed the ball into his path following an Antonio Nocerino shot.

Matthew Jarvis of West Ham United (7) heads the ball past Wojciech Szczesny of Arsenal to score their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match on April 15, 2014© Getty Images

However, the Gunners were back on level terms before the break, as Santi Cazorla picked out Lukas Podolski, who drilled the ball past Adrian for the equaliser.

Arsenal tried to apply pressure from the start of the second half, and managed to take the lead for the first time 10 minutes in, after Thomas Vermaelen played the ball in for Olivier Giroud to blast the ball in.

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© Getty Images

The hosts had a chance to extend their lead further with a free kick from a strong position, but Podolski's curling effort was punched to safety by Adrian.

Arsenal's second-half dominance continued past the hour mark with Cazorla creating some space on the edge of the box before drilling the ball towards the goal, but his finish was just off target.

Arsene Wenger's men carried on creating the majority of the chances, and extended their lead with just over 10 minutes left to play with Podolski picked up the ball from an Aaron Ramsey header, powering it in for his second of the night.

Ramsey, who was making his first Premier League appearance since picking up an injury on Boxing Day, had a shot himself in stoppage time, but he could not get enough power behind it to beat Adrian.

Olivier Giroud of Arsenal battles with Winston Reid of West Ham United during the Barclays Premier League match on April 15, 2014
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