West Ham United entertained Arsenal at the London Stadium earlier today as they looked to grind out a result at home in the London derby. The Hammers made a slow start to the game and conceded the opening goal in the 32nd minute when William Saliba found the back of the net. Bukayo Saka doubled Arsenal’s lead via the penalty spot in the 41st minute before Gabriel made it 3-0 just three minutes later. Leandro Trossard scored another goal for his team in injury-time as the Gunners went into the half-time interval 4-0 to the good.
Saka scored again for the visitors in the 63rd minute before Declan Rice made it 6-0 just a couple of minutes later. The derby ended with West Ham suffering a heavy 6-0 defeat in front of their home fans.
Let’s take a look at how each West Ham United player performed during the match against the Gunners.
GK: Alphonso Areola – 5/10
He made a lot of important saves at the back but conceded six times during the game.
RB: Vladimir Coufal – 5.5/10
Coufal did his fair share of defending but it was not enough today.
CB: Kurt Zouma – 5/10
He made two crucial clearances inside his half but failed to keep things solid at the back and was replaced at half-time.
CB: Nayef Aguerd – 5/10
Aguerd put his foot through the ball when he could but failed to keep the opposition attackers quiet.
LB: Emerson Palmieri – 6/10
Emerson performed his defensive duties well for most of the game but struggled to make an impact going forward.
CM: Tomas Soucek – 5.5/10
Soucek won a few aerial duels but failed to offer enough protection for his teammates at the back.
CM: Edson Alvarez – 5.5/10
He struggled to get into the flow of the game and was substituted at half-time.
RW: Mohammed Kudus – 6/10
Kudus made a few driving runs with the ball but never looked like he would score.
CAM: James Ward-Prowse – 5.5/10
He came back to defend when he could but produced an underwhelming display in the final third.
LW: Ben Johnson – 5.5/10
Johnson was accurate with his passing but failed to trouble the Arsenal defenders.
ST: Jarrod Bowen – 6/10
Bowen made one key chance in the final third but failed to register a goal.
CB: Kostantinos Mavropanos – 6.5/10
He failed to keep things tidy at the back.
CM: Kalvin Phillips – 6/10
Phillips produced an uneventful display in the second half.
LB: Aaron Cresswell – 6/10
He struggled to influence the game.