West Ham United 1-0 Arsenal- Arsenal Players' Rating
The early kickoff of matchday 22 took place at the London stadium where West Ham United hosted Arsenal in a London Derby. The last time West Ham beat Arsenal at home was way back in 2006. The match started off flat and stayed the same for the majority of the 90 minutes. Both sides lacked the awareness and creativity in the final third. However, a personal error made by Xhaka gifted the hosts the only goal of the game.
sbobet168 The result meant that the Hammers have moved up to the 9th position in the table, while Arsenal stay put on 5th, with Manchester United having the chance to come on equal terms with Unai Emery's team. So without further ado, let's see how every Arsenal player performed against the Hammers.
Bernd Leno- 6/10
Another game without a clean sheet for Leno. But when you're playing behind a defence as vulnerable as Arsenal's, there's nothing much that you can do. Declan Rice struck at the 48th minute, but there's hardly anything that the German Shot stopper could have done about it. Apart from the goal, he wasn't tested much and his footwork looked convincing.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles - 5/10
Arsenal's academy prodigy was often being troubled by the Hammers as sbobet168 they overloaded him on the right flank. The young Englishman does deserve a bit of leniency considering he was playing as a makeshift defender in the absence of Bellerin. But what's inexcusable were his sloppy passes throughout the game.
Shkodran Mustafi- 6.5/10
With Maitland-Niles failing to deal with most of his defensive duties, it was the German defender who occasionally cleaned up for him. Not known for his consistency throughout the game, Mustafi actually put up a solid performance. He was later subbed off due to tactical reasons as Arsenal shape-shifted from a back three to a back four.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos- 6.5/10
Despite their poor track record at the back, the defence wasn't a problem in this one. One major reason sbobet168 for that was the performance put up by Sokratis who certainly overperformed in view of his recent past performances. He occasionally kept it tight at the back, rendering Arnautovic to be isolated from his teammates.
Laurent Koscielny- 7/10
His performance against West Ham hinted that the Frenchman might just be beginning to crawl back to his former best. He made key interceptions and was the source of some really good passes played from the back to the front.