In Pictures: West Ham lose in north London

West Ham United resumed their 2022/23 Premier League campaign after a 44-day break at Arsenal on Boxing Day evening.

David Moyes’ Irons made their shortest top-flight trip of the season – less than five miles as the crow flies – to take on the league leaders, who are themselves managed by his former Everton midfielder and captain Mikel Arteta.

Tributes were paid before Christmas to 1966 FIFA World Cup winner George Cohen.

West Ham then withstood early pressure from the home side before Jarrod Bowen won a penalty, which was successfully converted by Saïd Benrahma midway through the first half.

Unfortunately, Arsenal turned the game inside six second-half minutes as Bukayo Saka and then Gabriel Martinelli scored to give the home side the lead.

And when Eddie Nketiah added a third, the game was up for the east Londoners.

Club photographer Jimmy Griffiths and his camera were on hand to capture all the festive action…

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