West Ham 0-6 Arsenal: Talking points as Gunners properly destroy Hammers at London Stadium

It’s been a while since the Premier League yielded such a one-sided contest as the one where West Ham suffered a horrific thrashing at the hands of Arsenal at the London Stadium on Sunday. It was, on the other hand, a glorious afternoon for the Gunners, with William Saliba (32′), Bukayo Saka (41′ penalty, 63′), Gabriel Magalhaes (44′), Leandro Trossard (45+2′), and Declan Rice (65′) all finding the back of Alphonse Areola’s net.

Not a contest

There’s really not a lot to say after a game like this. In short, Arsenal were excellent, West Ham woeful, and the shattering scoreline doesn’t exaggerate in describing the way the visitors dominated the contest, from start to finish. In fact, this match could hardly be called a contest at all.

Arsenal kept possession with ease, controlling everything with smart passing and movement, as well as high pressing and ability to win the ball very quickly. The fact that the ball was at their feet for 71% of the time speaks for itself, just like their total of 25 shots, 12 on target, not to mention the six goals. And it could’ve been more – apart from scoring twice, Saka wasted a couple of big chances too, as he admitted himself after the game.

As for West Ham, it was arguably one of the worst performances by any team in the Premier League this season. Their players seemed completely deprived of motivation and ideas, with no structure to their game whatsoever. As much as Arsenal were good, there is no excuse for the way the Hammers played this game, and manager David Moyes will surely want to revise the whole approach, both his in terms of tactics and strategy, and that of his players, who looked like anything but professional footballers on the day.

Mohamed Kudus, arguably one of the most talented youngsters in the league, epitomized the whole game for his team. He barely touched the ball. Arsenal played around him like he wasn’t there. He never sought to get involved, and the only…


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Author : Veselin Trajkovic

Publish date : 2024-02-12 08:13:28

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