Just like Everton fans forced Koeman to change the colour of his Christmas tree and even probably compelled the manager to sweat in his kitchen, peeling all the apples, jeremiad defense and Bilic’s poor tactics have forced West Ham fans and fan accounts from dreaming big and bragging in social media.
In London Derby, Arsenal hammered West Ham 5-1, Alexis Sanchez scored a hattrick as he found the back of the net thrice, at 72, 80 and 86th minute. Mesut Ozil lead the score-chart with the opener at 24 th minute and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain added another at 84th. Andy Carroll scored the consolation Hammers goal at the 83rd.
Arsenal Player Ratings:
Petr Cech (6.5/10): Overall good performance, denied Lanzini at the 20th minute with brilliant use of finger tip. Was not much at fault in Carroll’s header.
Gabriel (6.5/10): Very good against Payet, top notch as right-back, full commitment, good on the ball. Stepped up in injury crisis.
Shkodran Mustafi (7/10): Solid defending, yet to lose a match for Arsenal, 11 wins and 5 draws in the process. Registered a fine assist as he set up Sanchez’s first goal. Cleared a dangerous Payet delivery in the 45th minute.
Laurent Koscielny (7/10): Fantastic, won 100% of his aerial duels in the opening 60 minutes vs. West Ham. His game stats- 87% pass accuracy, 8 clearances, 6 interceptions and 4 tackles won. Yet to lose a match for Arsenal with Mustafi.
Nacho Monreal (8/10): The left back made Fernandes dance to his tunes, surged forward with great effect.
Francis Coquelin (7/10): The energetic defensive midfielder won balls at the midfield, recycled ball possession. His game stats read- 100% take-ons completed, 43 passes completed, 6 interceptions, 4 tackles and won 2 clearances.
Granit Xhaka (7/10): Steel. Won many tackles, ran further than any other Arsenal player with the highest average speed. Misplaced just one pass in the first half. His first half stats- 96% Passing accuracy, 27 Passes, 5.9 km covered, 7.9 km/h speed and 5 possessions gained.
Theo Walcott (5/10): Poor by his standards.
Mesut Ozil (8/10): The maestro of a creator pulled the strings, scored the opener as he scored the most goals for Arsenal in his club career. Misplaced just two passes.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (8/10): Superb strike with positive and influential display.
Alexis Sanchez (9/10): Man of the match, scored a treble. His match in a nutshell: 5 shots, 5 chances created, 3 take-ons, 3 goals and 1 assist
West Ham vs Arsenal Highlights