The result sees the Gunners go one point clear of Everton for fourth place with 67 points.
London, England (SportsNetwork.com) -
Arsenal moved back into fourth place in the Premier League on Tuesday after topping West Ham United, 3-1, on the strength of a Lukas Podolski double at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal conceded fourth place, and the Champions league berth that goes with it, to Everton back on April 6 after falling to the Blues, 3-0, at Goodison Park. But they rebounded from defeat with a thrilling victory over Wigan Athletic in penalty kicks last Saturday to advance to the FA Cup final.
It was West Ham, however, that struck first in the 40th minute, stunning the home crowd. Antonio Nocerino rang one off an Arsenal defender from in close, which produced a large rebound, allowing Matt Jarvis to nod it past Wojciech Szczesny for the opening tally.