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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Bukayo Saka
Arsenal FC v West Ham United - Premier League / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Bukayo Saka 6/10: It would be easy to just criticise every attacker after tonight's display but, while Saka was far from exceptional against West Ham, he was certainly not among the worst on the pitch. He created a good number of chances, but ultimately his own profligacy let him down in the final third.

Gabriel Jesus 5/10: It was a night to forget for Jesus, who missed numerous clear-cut chances - in yet another reminder that Arsenal need a new striker to truly compete for major honours.

Gabriel Martinelli 5/10: Martinelli did not do too much wrong, but his lack of overall involvement in the game meant that he failed to impress or leave his mark, which is what contributes to a low rating for the Brazilian.


Eddie Nketiah 4/10: After coming on midway through the second half, Nketiah failed to have any sort of impact on the game in his limited minutes.

Reiss Nelson 4/10: Nelson came on at the same time as Nketiah, in the 64th minute, but also failed to have any real influence on the game - which did little to help the team overturn the two-goal deficit.

Emile Smith Rowe 5/10: While, after coming on in the 79th minute, he had little time to change the game, Smith-Rowe's introduction into the game was nothing if not a breath of fresh air, and is hopefully the start of a resurgence for the 23-year-old.