Arsenal secured their fourth successive victory in remarkable style by beating a woeful West Ham team by six on Sunday afternoon.
The visitors were in a vengeful mood having lost twice to David Moyes’ reactive Hammers this season, and initially looked set to endure another frustrating afternoon in east London.
However, there was little doubt about the outcome of Sunday’s contest after William Saliba headed in Declan Rice’s corner in the 32nd minute. Arsenal then smelled blood against some out-of-form hosts, who completely collapsed before the break.
The rampaging Gunners scored three times in the space of six minutes at the end of the first half to go into the break with a commanding 4-0 lead.
To no one’s surprise, there was no miraculous Hammers revival after the break as Arsenal continued to purr. Bukayo Saka scored his second goal with worrying ease before the former Hammer ensured this was the most miserable Sunday for the Irons by scoring the visitors’ sixth with a stunning effort.
The magnitude of Arsenal’s lead meant Ethan Nwaneri missed out on another Premier League title, and the Gunners showed some mercy to their woeful hosts.
Here are Arsenal’s player ratings from their 6-0 win over West Ham.
Goalkeeper and defenders
David Raya (Goalkeeper) – 7/10 – Once again proactive and impeccable when it came to claiming the high ball. Quiet exit from a spectacular perspective.
Ben White (RB) – 7/10 – Ben Johnson didn’t give White much to think about. Another solid performance from the side.
William Saliba (CB) – 7.5/10 – Saliba got the ball rolling by heading in Rice’s corner and had little to deal with defensively.
Gabriel (CB) – 7.5/10 – The Gunners defender celebrated his 150th appearance for the club with his fourth Premier League goal of the campaign.
Jakub Kiwior (LB) – 7.5/10 – I think he performed pretty well, as he did off the bench last weekend. He was confident against Mohammed Kudus and offered the occasional moment of quality in crossover situations.
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