After finishing goalless in the first half, Mikel Arteta’s side scored two goals after the interval thanks to the contributions from Gabriel Martinelli and substitute Emile Smith Rowe. The red card to Vladimir Coufal helped the home side to secure a comfortable victory.
The Gunners displayed a productive performance and on the other hand, the Hammers had a complete off the night at the Emirates Stadium. Following this victory, Arsenal moved up to four places with 29 points in 17 games and David Moyes’ side slipped down to the fifth position with one point less in as many games.
Arsenal 2-0 West Ham United: player ratings
It was a pretty comfortable outing for the Englishman as he was only required to make one save throughout the game.
The Japanese displayed a solid performance and didn’t allow the opposition much space to maneuver.
Didn’t require to do anything defensively but with the possession, the Englishman should play with a much quicker tempo.
The opposition forward had an off day which helped the Brazilian to play the game with ease.
Displayed an almost flawless game and went forward on a few occasions.
The former Atletico Madrid player had a quiet game and he should perform on a much higher level than what he is showcasing at the moment.
The Switzerland international had a decent game and was never under pressure defensively but was a bit lazy with the possession.
Displayed an excellent first half but faded away a bit in the second half.
Scored the all-important opener early into the second half and overall a great outing.
Had a few good moments in the first half but failed to produce the final ball.
The work rate was excellent throughout the game but should have converted the penalty.
Emile Smith Rowe(7/10)(CAM):
Came on for Odegaard and scored the goal in a critical stage to secure all three points.
Came on for injured Martinelli who limped off, and didn’t have much time to influence the game.
Came on late into the game and there wasn’t enough time to impact.
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