Last Updated at 7:37 pm, January 31st 2009
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ALL OVER!!! The game ends with the score 0-0. The quantity of questions surrounding Arsenal's place in next season's UEFA Champions League increases as Arsene Wenger's side are held to a goalless draw with West Ham at Emirates Stadium. Stay with us for all the post-match reaction.
A break in play as the stretcher comes on for Diaby. The midfielder is down with a hamstring problem and is going to be replaced by Alexandre Song.
West Ham's midfield has been brilliant this afternoon and looks set to record a point which is well deserved on work-rate as Neill is booked for hacking down Vela.
Referee Bennett spots some pushing on Green and blows for a foul, allowing Boa Morte to come on for David Di Michele.
Vela goes in the book for diving. The Arsenal player did well to wriggle into the West Ham box but went down theatrically in the 18-yard area under pressure from Parker. Referee Bennett was correct to brandish his card.
Mark Noble, who has been quiet, heads off as Germany youth international and West Ham record signing Savio comes on. It looks like the teenager is going to play in the centre of midfield.
Van Persie comes on as Bendtner, who has had a poor afternoon, makes his way off.
Collins goes in the book for kicking the ball away. Very harsh when the West Ham defender could argue he was putting out for a throw-in.
HALF-TIME!!! The first half comes to a close with the sides level. Arsenal have failed to deliver, while West Ham appear - understandably - happy with a point. What do the sides need to do at the break? Will there be any changes? Let me have your thoughts at email@example.com.
It is lucky I did not consider a career in physiotherapy! After announcing that Arsenal's Eboue 'should be okay', the midfielder is limping off to be replaced by Carlos Vela.
West Ham are starting to make their way forward and disaster strikes for my Fantasy XI as Diaby goes in the book for chopping down Herita Ilunga. The Arsenal midfielder is now suspended for the forthcoming North London derby with Tottenham.
The Bookies have Arsenal at 8/15, a draw at 11/4 and West Ham at 6/1. Mark, the self-titled 'King of the Bling' in Southend on Sea, might fancy a bit of that after stating that the Hammers are on for a 2-1 win. Emmanuel Adebayor is at 5/1 to score a brace, which catches my eye.
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