Arsenal 3 – 0 West Ham Player Ratings by KJ (Sorry they are late!)
Ospina – 6
A solid goalkeeping performance. Didn’t really have many saves to make but showed good distribution.
Chambers – 6
Struggled defensively against Jarvis. Seemed to completely lose his marker a few times giving West Ham free crosses. His attacking play was brilliant though, especially his crossing.
Mertesacker – 7
An overall solid performance. Wasn’t really tested by West Ham as they were largely awful in attack.
Koscielny – 7.5
Was arguably our best defender today. Had to man mark Sakho for the majority of the game and kept him quiet throughout. His distribution forward was also fantastic.
Monreal – 7
Didn’t do anything special offensively or defensively but was solid.
Coquelin – 7
He started poorly but grew into the game and made some nice tackles near the end.
Ramsey – 8.5 (MOTM)
He was our best player for me. He completely controlled the game from midfield and made some lovely passes into forward positions bypassing West Ham’s defence. His dribbling was on point and his overall attacking contribution won us the game.
Walcott – 5.5
Very poor in front of goal. Missed 3 very good chances and even though he’s still lacking sharpness, he has to be putting at least one of them away. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s sold in the summer.
Özil – 8
Great performance today that will be marred by his lack of guts in front of goal. He had a great opportunity at capping off his performance with a goal but opted to pass when one on one with the keeper. He needs to be more ruthless mentally.
Alexis – 6
Not a good performance at all. He did the defensive side but offensively, he was very predictable. He seems mentally fatigued and could’ve done with a rest today.
Giroud – 8.5
Just narrowly misses out on the MOTM but was great all round. His work off the ball was strong with good pressing and movement. His passing on the ball was crisp overall and he managed to net a goal and an assist.
Welbeck – 7
Came on and added that extra bit of zip to our attack. Ensured West Ham couldn’t do much when they were chasing the game.
Cazorla – 7
Helped to crowd the midfield which stifled West Ham. They couldn’t break quickly enough with too many bodies in the way. He was great on the ball as well and managed to get an assist.
Flamini – 6
Came on fairly late but managed to score the third which well and truly put West Ham out of the game.