EPL: Laurent Koscielny reveals who caused Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat to West Ham United

Arsenal defender, Laurent Koscielny has blamed the club’s forwards following his side’s 1-0 defeat by West Ham United in the Premier League encounter on Saturday.

A goal from Declan Rice ensured that West Ham defeated Unai Emery’s men at the London Stadium.

Koscielny blamed Arsenal’s attackers for not converting their chances in front of goal against the hosts.

“I think in the final third we needed to keep more calm and not try to find the final ball and to continue to play with movement,” Koscielny was quoted by Metro UK as saying after the match.

“In the second half we didn’t stop but conceded the goal early. We had some chances and we didn’t score. It is difficult to win if you don’t score. We need to keep our ambition and our game. We can come back.

“We needed to be clean with the ball and we weren’t. In football if you give a small chance to your opponent you pay and today we did.

“When you are arriving towards Christmas you know it is a big period and it is hard to compete at the same level.

“We started the new year with a win and we prepared for this game and came here with ambition for three points but we need to keep calm and focused on how we want to play.”

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