Arsenal grab an important win against West ham to move the Arsenal back up to fourth.

Szczesny - 8 - Szczesny had an extremely good game claiming crosses 9 times out of 10 and relieving pressure of the shaky Arsenal defence.

Debuchy - 5 – An average game for the French right back but looked nervous all game. Crosses were never really dangerous and was at fault for the goal. Debuchy was looking for a foul rather than attacking the ball.

Fantastic result for Arsenal which takes them above West Ham in the league. 2 v 1 seems to be the score of the moment for the two North London clubs. The two sides go toe to toe at the moment with Arsenal coming out on top in time for the Southampton game on New Year's Day. A game that could put them into the top four.

The formation 4-2-3-1 worked well for them last year and, with Coquelin coming in to support Flamini in front of the back four and playing very well, may do so again for the rest of the season. With the offensive line of Cazorla and Alexis and Oxlade Chamberlain giving West Ham all sorts of trouble today it was an excellent display and result against an extremely dangerous side away from home.

Arsenal seem to be on self-destruct at times this season. Santi Cazorla was the best penalty taker in the team yesterday and should have taken the penalty.

Furthermore, they went 1 v 0 up then Giroud got himself sent off in a rush of blood to the head and then, after losing one goal they actually got away with conceding a definite penalty.

QPR have not won an away point all season but they were that close to getting one in this game.

At the end of the season the points Arsenal have thrown away in games like this will come back to haunt them.

The best teams win when they are not playing well and this was a great chance for Arsenal to step up and do that, thus improving their league position and their confidence for the rest of the Christmas and New Year period.

Instead it's more of the same disappointment for Arsene Wenger and the players and the fans.

Liverpool peg back Arsenal with a late Martin Skrtel equalizer to deny Arsenal grabbing three points from Anfield in a cagey game which saw two sides looking to improve on their poor starts to the season.

The first half saw Liverpool control the game as they dominated possession, however didn’t create too many clear cut chances as they couldn’t break down the Arsenal defence.

Liverpool’s persistence paid off late in the half as Arsenal’s resistance was broken, Phillipe Coutinho finding the back of the net in the 45th minute. However, Arsenal equalized just a minute later, Mathieu Debuchy getting his first goal in Arsenal colours after Liverpool failed to clear an Arsenal free kick. An undeserved equalizer, however an important once as Arsenal looked to bounce back from an extremely poor first half performance.