The Hammers kicked off their 2015-16 Premier League campaign with a 2-0 victory over the Gunners away from home on Sunday afternoon.
Cheikhou Kouyate headed West Ham in the lead in the 43rd minute, and Mauro Zarate doubled the advantage in the 57th minute.
Over the course of the 90 minutes at the Emirates Stadium in North London, West Ham had just 38% of the possession, took eight shots of which four were on target, and earned four corners.
Former Tottenham star Lineker was following the match, and he was impressed with the performance of Slaven Bilic’s side.
The ex-Spurs striker also had positive words for 16-year-old Reece Oxford, who made his Premier League debut for West Ham against Arsenal.
Well played West Ham. Marvellous performance. Where's @piersmorgan when you need him?— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 9, 2015
And well done Reece Oxford. A truly astonishing debut by the 16 year old.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 9, 2015
Reid & ogbonna been brilliant so far. Oxford outstanding, some prospect— Hogan Ephraim (@HoganEphraim) August 9, 2015
At 16, away at arsenal and have ozil in your pocket is some feat— Hogan Ephraim (@HoganEphraim) August 9, 2015
West Ham were brilliant. Could be a good result for arsenal, opens their eyes that they need a few more players.— Hogan Ephraim (@HoganEphraim) August 9, 2015