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On this day: Hammers shoot down Gunners in season opener


West Ham United kicked off the new season in style on this day in August 2015, winning 2-0 at Arsenal thanks to goals from Cheikhou Kouyate and Mauro Zarate.

Slaven Bilic could not have asked for a better to start to life as a Premier League manager, orchestrating the Hammers' first win at Emirates Stadium since 2007 and arresting a run of ten straight defeats to the Gunners.

The 3,000 travelling fans were in dreamland when Kouyate rose to head their side into a 43rd minute lead, and it got better soon after the restart as Mauro Zarate fired home from long range.

Arsenal huffed and puffed but struggled to break a resilient Hammers side down as the east Londoners claimed the derby bragging rights.