Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta refused to blame VAR for the 2-0 defeat to West Ham on Friday.

Thomas Soucek and Dino Mavropanos scored for David Moyes’ men, as the Gunners suffered their first home loss of the season.

The hosts were however the dominant side, recording 30 shots and 77 touches inside their opponents’ box.

Arteta, speaking after the game, admitted they lost because they could not convert the chances.

He said: “When you look at how much we generated in the game, to see the result is very disappointing.

“But they were better than us in both boxes. They had two shots, with the penalty three. We had 30, I don’t know how many touches in the box, how many situations, how many opportunities to score and we haven’t done it. In football you have to do that better if you want to win.

“It’s what it is. We have to try to generate. If we don’t score with 30 shots, then we have to do 50 or 60 to try to score. That’s the only thing.

“I can’t imagine a game where we have more touches in the box, more dominance and less situations for the opponent against a really good West Ham side. Today though, it wasn’t enough to win the game.”

EPL: Why Arsenal lost 2-0 to West Ham – Arteta

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