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West Ham United: Marko Arnautovic urges Hammers to take positives from Arsenal defeat

PUBLISHED: 14:00 24 April 2018

West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic (left) and Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi (right) battle for the ball (pic Mark Kerton/PA)

West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic (left) and Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi (right) battle for the ball (pic Mark Kerton/PA)

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Austrian scored for east Londoners in 4-1 reverse at Gunners in Premier League

West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic (right) celebrates scoring his side's equalising goal against Arsenal (pic Mark Kerton/PA) West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic (right) celebrates scoring his side's equalising goal against Arsenal (pic Mark Kerton/PA)

Marko Arnautovic insists West Ham United must draw on the positives from a 4-1 defeat away to Arsenal in the Premier League.

The Hammers saw their three-game unbeaten run in the league come to an end with a defeat at the Emirates.

After a goalless first half, Nacho Monreal had given the Gunners the lead in the 54th minute, before Arnautovic levelled for David Moyes’ men eight minutes later.

However, three goals in the final eight minutes, including a brace for Alexandre Lacazette, condemned the Hammers to fifth straight away league game without a win.

Arnautovic, though, believes there were some aspects of the game where West Ham did well and is keen to take those plus points from the game.

“There is big disappointment for us, of course, and we have to keep going for the season, but we could have drawn the game, and in the end there were mistakes. We know we should have cleared the second goal,” the Austria international told the club website.

“I think every player makes a mistake though, and Declan Rice is still young and we have to come back from this.

“We must talk about this game in training and manage it together. We can take many positives from the game until 80 minutes, but then it was disappointing.”

Despite the defeat, West Ham remain six points above the relegation zone as the season rapidly continues to head towards its conclusion.

And Arnuatovic knows the Hammers have to quickly move on from their disappointment against Arsenal in their battle to beat the drop.

“Until the 80 minutes mark, we played some very good stuff and had good chances,” added the 29-year-old, who netted his 10th league goal of the season.

“In the last ten minutes, we just went over and sometimes this happens against the top teams.

“Against them, we know they go to the end but as I said the second goal was an individual mistake and after that, we needed to stay organised.

“We couldn’t do that and we conceded two more goals and it got away from us.

“Every point is important, so it would have been a good point today. We know we are still in there, but I can’t find any words after losing it at the end.”

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