A goalkeeping error from Darren Randolph allowed Mesut Ozil to give Arsenal the lead before Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud wrapped up the victory at the Emirates Stadium. "We wanted to do it before this game against Swansea".
Wenger is still yet to announce whether he will sign a new contract to remain as manager or leave at the end of the season. "We have less possibilities to drop points".
"We live in a world of extremes...we are always praised maybe more than we deserve it and punished more than we deserve it when it doesn't go well - but that's our world". In the first half, we needed to be patient, not to make a mistake. When we won six games out of nine, which was right before these five defeats, I was saying we are in a good situation but there are still lots of points to play for and there is a job to be done.
"That's why we made a decision to change him, to save him for Saturday, because he was no good after half an hour". We defended well with numbers. West Ham were struggling to get out of their area as they faced an Arsenal onslaught.
"I have had those kinds of games before and some of the players have had those kinds of games", he said. When they crashed out they had to play these players because of injuries.
Although Ozil grabbed the headlines with his 10th goal in all competitions and an assist, Xhaka produced arguably his best performance in an Arsenal shirt since arriving from Borussia Monchengladbach last summer.
"So I can take care of myself because I am used to dealing with hard periods but you want people who love the club to be happy, so I'm happy".
"I will never stop believing in myself but to get, or to keep, other people believing, people who are not involved in training or the amount of work I do here, you have to deliver the results and now it is about time".
SLAVEN BILIC has called for West Ham to unite as a club and secure the victory they desperately need against Swansea tomorrow. Three points at this stage of the season are massive.
"We were disappointed with that goal, but before that and after that, Randy did very good for us".
In February, former Gunners defender Martin Keown said "you don't know when he is coming or going" and labelled Ozil an "expensive luxury,"per James Restall for the Daily Mail".