West Ham 0-6 Arsenal: Player ratings as Gunners batter woeful Hammers

  • Arsenal ran riot at the London Stadium to keep pace with league leaders
  • Gunners scored three times in space of six first-half minutes just before half-time
  • Bukayo Saka and Declan Rice scored in the second half

Arsenal were rampant in east London on Sunday afternoon
Arsenal were rampant in east London on Sunday afternoon / ADRIAN DENNIS/GettyImages
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Leandro Trossard
Trossard was magnificent in the opening period / Julian Finney/GettyImages

Bukayo Saka (RW) - 8.5/10 - Missed a hatful of chances early on, but made up for it by converting from the spot having missed from 12 yards at the London Stadium last season. Saka then scored an emphatic second after half-time before he was withdrawn.

Kai Havertz (ST) - 7/10 - Bright when given space and won his fair share of aerial duels. Canny without possession.

Leandro Trossard (ST) - 9/10 - Trossard produced his best 45 minutes since Craven Cottage last season in the first half on Sunday. The Belgian scored a delightful fourth and seemed to relish the creative freedom he received from playing in a withdrawn forward role.

Gabriel Martinelli (LW) - 6/10 - Probably the poorest of those going forward. Didn't see much of the ball with Saka enjoying plenty of the action, with Martinelli failing to connect the dots when he got into promising positions.


Substitutes

  • Mohamed Elneny - 6/10
  • Reiss Nelson - 5/10
  • Eddie Nketiah - 6/10
  • Ethan Nwaneri - 6.5/10
  • Cedric - 6/10

Player of the match: Leandro Trossard


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