By Kieran Gill for the Daily Mail
Published: 22:32 BST, 20 September 2020 | Updated: 01:14 BST, 21 September 2020
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
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 Manchester United'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
Then in the final five minutes, West Ham's disciplined