Arsenal today suffered a frustrating opening-day defeat as West Ham won their first Premier League match. Cheikhou Kouyate and Mauro Zarate got the goals for West Ham . Mauro Zarate finished from 20 yards after being gifted the ball by the Gunners defence.

Cech came flying out to punch Dimitri Payet's free kick just before halftime but was beaten to the ball by the head of West Ham 's Kouyate. Zarate doubled West Ham 's advantage in the 57th minute.

Arsenal controlled possession but were worryingly blunt in the final third, came closest when Aaron Ramsey hit the crossbar in the first half.