Player Ratings: Arsenal 3-1 West Ham United - Saka, Martinelli and Nketiah overturn deficit in style

Arsenal sweep past West Ham in majestic fashion to extend Premier League lead to seven points

Player Ratings: Arsenal 3-1 West Ham United - Saka, Martinelli and Nketiah overturn deficit in style


Arsenal came from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 in emphatic fashion on Boxing Day evening. 

Watched on by Arsene Wenger on his first visit back to the Emirates since he left the club in May, 2018, Mikel Arteta's side swept past their visitors from East London to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to seven points. 

Second half goals from Bukayo Saka, Gabi Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah overtuned a 1-0 deficit following Said Benrahma's first half penalty. 

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Read on to find out which Arsenal players impressed in our ratings. 

Arsenal Player Ratings:

Aaron Ramsdale: 7/10 - Showed concentration throughout as evidenced by his atheltic late save from Pablo Fornals 

Ben White: 7.5/10 - Who needs England when Arsenal have the best of this outstanding right-back 

William Saliba: 7.5/10 - A class act who has still so much more to improve. Every match is a learning experience for the World Cup runner-up and the yong Frenchman will certaily learn from the penalty he gave away to Jarrod Bowen

Gabriel: 7/10: Solid and uncompromising 

Kieran Tierney: 7/10 - The tough Scot never lets anyone down and certianly didn't tonight

Thomas Partey: 7.5/10

Granit Xhaka: 7.5/10 - The elder statesman of this team is revelling in his new, more attacking role. Wonderful to see the mutual respect during the hug he and Martinelli had as the young Brazil attacker was replaced at the end

Bukayo Saka: 8/10 - What a player. But then we've been saying that since we saw him play in the Papa John's Trophy under Freddie Ljungberg when he had just turned 17

Martin Odegaard: 7.5/10 - That rare combination of creativity, vision and hard work

Gabi Martinelli: 8/10 - Always works hard, always lively. Thoroughly deserved his near post goal past former Gunner Fabianski

Eddie Nketiah: 7.5/10 - Showed that perhaps, just perhaps, Arsenal don't need to strengthen in the forward department in January. A clinical strike to go with his effervescent performance

Substitutes:

Olexsandr Zinchenko: 7/10 - Replaced Tierny on 73 minutes. Good to see the Ukrainian fit and firing once again

Fabio Vieira: 7/10 - On for Martinelli late on 

Mohamed Elneny: N/A - came on for Partey on 90+5

 


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  1. shu

    Dec 27, 2022, 9:11 #117299

    Why do you never comment on Partey and who actually wrote this ?