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Mikel Arteta rubbishes 'lucky Arsenal' claim while David Moyes is left frustrated by the officials and VAR as West Ham suffer second defeat of the season Mikel Arteta rubbished claims his side were lucky to beat West Ham on Saturday   The Hammers were the better side but conceded late to fall to another defeat  David Moyes was left frustrated after his side were denied a penalty for handball 

By Kieran Gill for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:32 BST, 20 September 2020 | Updated: 01:14 BST, 21 September 2020

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The first touch of the ball for came after 13 minutes and 48 seconds. Arsenal's first shot of the match came after 24 minutes and 17 seconds. They scored with that, too.

There was a time when this club was known as 'lucky Arsenal' - a tag born in the 1930s when disgruntled opponents would dominate games but somehow still lose to Herbert Chapman's side.

Mikel Arteta says he doesn't believe in luck, but David Moyes might believe in bad luck after this. West Ham were the better side and yet suffered their second defeat of the season.

Mikel Arteta said he doesn't believe in luck despite Arsenal leaving it late to beat West Ham

Mikel Arteta said he doesn't believe in luck despite Arsenal leaving it late to beat West Ham

This was Moyes's 20th visit to Arsenal as a manager and he has never won. 'Thanks for the reminder,' said the Scot when one reporter mentioned that statistic.

Next up for West Ham in the Premier League are Wolves, Leicester, Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool. After this latest loss, seeing in November pointless is starting to look like a very real possibility.

But before tackling that frightening fixture list, Moyes will have to dissect where this match was won and lost.

There was VAR failing to award West Ham a penalty after an apparent handball by Gabriel, on the same day that 's Victor Lindelof was penalised for something very similar. There was Michail Antonio failing to finish a chance from three yards, before hitting the crossbar.

David Moyes was left frustrated by the officials and VAR after his side were denied a penalty

David Moyes was left frustrated by the officials and VAR after his side were denied a penalty

Then in the final five minutes, West Ham's disciplined

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