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West Ham manager Avram Grant was left to reflect on what might have been after seeing his side succumb to a late winner at The Emirates.
The Irons looked good for a point, thanks largely to a superlative display from goalkeeper Rob Green, but a defensive lapse two minutes from time handed Arsenal all three points.
Former England defender Viv Anderson does not envy Fabio Capello's task in trying to win the World Cup this summer.
The former Manchester United full-back thinks the England boss will have a difficult job finalising his final 23 for South Africa, particularly with key players like Rio Ferdinand struggling with injury.
Despite being awarded a penalty and playing 45 minutes against 10 men the Irons could not find a way round a disciplined Arsenal side - and paid the price with a 2-0 defeat.
Another week and another tough game for Gianfranco Zola's West Ham team against title-chasing Arsenal.
The Irons make the trip across London tomorrow evening hovering just above the Premier League drop zone but may return empty handed from the Emirates.
West Ham's FA Cup dreams bit the dust at the third round stage as they found Arsenal just too strong at a freezing Upton Park yesterday.
The Hammers hopes of repeating their 1980 final victory over the Gunners 30 years on went up in smoke as late goals from Aaron Ramsey and Eduardo saw the visitors through.