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West Ham’s five worst players in 6-0 Arsenal drubbing

West Ham United suffered their heaviest home Premier League defeat on Sunday as Arsenal put six unanswered goals past them at the London Stadium. 

The Gunners were already 4-0 ahead by the interval, with William Saliba, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel and Leandro Trossard taking full advantage of the Irons’ terrible defending to score. 

Mikel Arteta’s men piled further misery on their London rivals in the second half as Saka struck his second before Declan Rice fired a blistering long-range effort to make it 6-0.  

Almost none of the West Ham players impressed on a sorry date for the club, but some of them were especially poor.

Alphonse Areola 

The French goalkeeper made a good start to the game as he denied Trossard with an excellent save in the 24th minute.

However, he was beaten six times and also clumsily brought down Saka to concede a penalty, which was easily converted by the England international.  

Nayef Aguerd 

Aguerd was one of the worst performers for the Hammers on Sunday as he struggled throughout the game against the pace of Saka.

The Moroccan lost possession 17 times and had 65 percent passing accuracy. 


Kurt Zouma

Zouma was awful yesterday. The 29-year-old couldn’t deal with Arsenal’s aerial threat from set-pieces. He was easily beaten by Trossard as the winger fired home the Gunners’ fourth goal. 

Vladimir Coufal 

Vladimir Coufal struggled to contain the threat of Gabriel Martinelli throughout the game. The right-back lost possession 12 times, committed two fouls and won no aerial duels. 

James Ward-Prowse 

James Ward-Prowse was part of a midfield that failed to provide cover for the defence.

The England international was anonymous throughout the whole game. He had 34 touches, lost possession four times and won one aerial duel. 

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