Arsenal thump five past West Ham

Arsenal 5 – West Ham 1 (Premier League, January 23, 2013) (High quality highlights, More HQ highlights & longer highlights.) The Hammers took a shock 18th minute lead when Jack Collison fired home an unstoppable strike from the edge of the box after a corner was only half-cleared. Arsenal were behind for just four minutes before Lukas Podolski smashed home a leveller from the edge of the area. The Gunners took the lead at the start of the second half as Olivier Giroud met Theo Walcott’s corner at the near post and volleyed in left-footed shot. Arsenal then began punished the Irons as Santi Cazorla flicked in a cheeky third, Theo Walcott clocked up a fourth, before Podolski teed up Olivier Giroud for a fifth in just the 56th minute.

GIF: Jack Collison’s thunderbolt v Arsenal.

GIF: Lukas Podolski’s fierce leveller v West Ham.

GIF: A behind the goal angle of Lukas Podolski’s stunner.

GIF: Olivier Giroud volleys Arsenal ahead v West Ham.

GIF: Santi Cazorla’s super flick (Arsenal) v West Ham.

GIF: Theo Walcott hits Arsenal’s fourth v West Ham.

GIF: Olivier Giroud’s second of the game makes it Arsenal 5 – West Ham 1.

Arsene Wenger press conference post West Ham win.

Picture: Walcott & Podolski’s rubbish signing a contract celebration.