Manuel Pellegrini is optimistic West Ham United’s results will soon improve following their 3-1 defeat at Arsenal.

The Hammers were on track to pick up their first points of the season when Marko Arnautovic scored in the 28th minute. Although Nacho Monreal quickly equalised, the visitors created a number of chances but were to ultimately count the cost of not taking at least one.

The Gunners had barely threatened after the break until Issa Diop put through his own net, with Danny Welbeck sealing the victory for the Gunners at the death.

Despite suffering a third straight defeat, Pellegrini was satisfied with the performance of his players.

"I am not very happy with the result, but I am very happy with the performance of the team," the former Manchester City manager said.

"It is what I want from the players to come here to Arsenal's stadium against a big team and we did well.

"We were unlucky to concede an own goal that put Arsenal on top.

"I am very happy because we are in the correct way and soon we will win more games than we are going to lose.

"We need to have points, but every game we improve a little more.

"We didn't play well at Liverpool, we improved in at least part of the game against Bournemouth. Today the result is nothing to what happened in the 90 minutes."