North London giants Arsenal had to do things the hard way to get back to winning ways after they came from behind to beat hosts West Ham United in the Premier League.
The two struggling London teams met in the derby for what was the final game of the week 16 set of matches in the Premier League and it was Arsenal who triumphed via a 3-1 away victory over West Ham United.
The Gunners had to come from a Premier League deficit at the halftime interval to win a game for the first time in eight years.
The last time a halftime deficit was overturned by Arsenal was in 2011 during the London Derby clash away to Chelsea.
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The Gunners came from a 3-1 deficit to beat Chelsea 5-3 at Stamford Bridge while Portuguese tactician Andre Villas-Boas was the Blues boss.
It took Arsenal eight years to achieve that feat via the win over the Hammers on Monday night.
West Ham had taken a first-half lead with the help of defender Angelo Ogbonna before the Arsenal attackers Gabriel Martinelli, Nicholas Pepe, and club skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang found the back of the net to give the Gunners the three points at stake thus taking them two places higher to ninth place on the league table with 22 points.
West Ham stay one point above the relegation in the 16th spot after the Arsenal loss.