Next Match: at home to West Brom, December 28
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce admitted his side paid the price for failing to take their chances as Arsenal came from behind to claim a 3-1 win. Theo Walcott's brace and a strike from the returning Lukas Podolski saw the north Londoners recover from Carlton Cole's goal against the run of play to triumph 3-1. Things could have been much different for Wenger's side had West Ham managed to capitalise on their fine start to the second period. The West Ham manager said: "We've let it slip through our fingers, haven't we? We had three golden chances after we scored - Matt Jarvis in the box, one-on-one, Joey O'Brien's free header in the six-yard box and Carlton Cole's side-foot tap. We paid the price because what Arsenal do then is take more and more chances when they are losing."