febregas return after missing the last 2 game for a slight hamstring injury.
song also starts in this game. our anchor in the middle of the park.
denislon scorer in the 1st five minutes of the game after playing a neat 1/2 with bendtner.
vermaelen was sent off deep in the last minutes of the 1st half for a challenge on franco. west ham was given a penalty which was taken by diamanti.
almunia saves the penalty with a superb dive to his left to stop west ham for going level before the half time mark.
this was the 1st red card for the belgium international in arsenal's color. it's arsenal 1st after 69 matches.
diaby was brought on in the 2nd half which proved effective as he brings balance in the middle of the park for the 10 men arsenal.
arsenal manage to secure the win in the 2nd half with a penalty on their own after upson handling the ball in the penalty area from a febregas flick.
a well taken penalty from the skipper which gives arsenal the vital 3 point.
full time score: arsenal won by 2 - 0
scorer: denilson and febregas (pen)
we return back to the peak of the premiership table. well deserved win from a 10 men team.