Arsenal 0-2 West Ham: Player ratings as Gunners hammered in title setback

  • Player ratings as Arsenal suffer first home league defeat of the season in devastating 2-0 loss against West Ham

Arsenal FC v West Ham United - Premier League
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Midfielders

Declan Rice
Arsenal FC v West Ham United - Premier League / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Declan Rice 6/10: Against his former club, Rice had an unusually poor game, which culminated in giving the Hammers a late penalty which, to his relief, was saved. Having lost possession ten times in the game, it was a performance to forget for our club-record signing, who has set such high standards this season.

Leandro Trossard 5/10: Filling in for the suspended Kai Havertz, Trossard put in a well below-par performance which, without trying to individualise things, largely contributed to us losing the midfield battle. Having given possession away 16 times in the game, and with a pass accuracy of just 78%, his eventual substitution was met with murmurs of jeers and cheers.

Martin Odegaard 7/10: Our captain was probably our best player on the pitch and created plenty of key chances for his teammates, but was let down by awful finishing in the final third by those around him. On another day he would have likely recorded numerous assists, so it is hard to be critical of the 25-year-old.

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