West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski shared what he said to Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette just before the Frenchman missed his penalty kick last night at the Emirates.

Arsenal were handed a ridiculously soft spot-kick last night after Anthony Taylor adjudged Vladimir Coufal to have fouled Lacazette inside the penalty area.

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It was an absolutely ridiculous decision. Everyone who understands football knows that was a shocking call from Anthony Taylor.

The referee didn’t even go and check the monitor! Baffling, truly baffling.

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RONALDO NEEDS TO STOP WHINING.

It is what it is though. The bigger clubs always get the benefit of the doubt. And once the decision was made in Arsenal’s favour, the Hammers just had to get on with it.

Lukasz Fabianski shares mind games he played with Alexandre Lacazette

West Ham were shocking on the night. The only shining light was Fabianski’s save from Laca’s spot-kick.

The 30-year-old had scored eight from eight from the spot before last night for Arsenal.

Fab made a top-class save though and he opened up on what he said to the Gunners hitman just before he stepped up to take the penalty, when speaking to WHUFC.com:

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“To be honest with you, I had a bit of fun first with Martinelli and then Lacazette, asking who wanted to take the penalty, because I don’t think they were quite sure at that moment. As always, it comes down to your prep before the game to analyse possible penalty takers. I always pay attention to that, and I think that helped me today as well with that penalty.”

That’s good work from Fabianski.

It’s a shame that we couldn’t really get back into the game after that with 10 men against an impressive Arsenal side.

It really wasn’t our night yesterday.

West Ham now face a run of four games where a minimum of 9/10 points will do. The Hammers have games against Norwich, Southampton, Watford and Crystal Palace all to come between now and New Year’s Day.

We have a Carabao Cup quarter-final against Tottenham to play next week as well!

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Let’s hope that we rediscover our best form soon. Otherwise this season could fizzle out very quickly indeed.

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