Arsenal got their revenge against West Ham United in spectacular fashion, winning 6-0 in an electrifying away match that kept them firmly in the Premier League title race. They completely dominated the game, leaving their opponents in disarray even before halftime.
Under Mikel Arteta’s guidance, Arsenal, who had suffered defeats against West Ham earlier in the season, came out with a vengeance. By halftime, they were already leading 4-0, thanks to goals from William Saliba, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel, and Leandro Trossard. The onslaught continued in the second half, with Saka adding another goal to make it 5-0, followed by Declan Rice, a former West Ham player, hammering in the sixth goal.
The victory not only showcased Arsenal’s prowess but also leveled their goal difference with champions Manchester City, putting them joint-top with 52 points. However, they remained in third place due to their slightly inferior goal-scoring record compared to City. Meanwhile, Liverpool led the pack with 54 points.
This victory was particularly sweet for Arsenal, considering their previous losses to West Ham, including a disappointing defeat at home in December. This time, they were ruthless, tearing through West Ham’s defenses and leaving the home crowd stunned.
Arsenal’s captain, Martin Odegaard, hailed the team’s performance as brilliant, emphasizing their dominance throughout the match. He highlighted their sharpness in front of the goal, praising their ability to follow up on their recent victory against Liverpool with another stellar performance.
The pressure was on Arsenal to deliver following wins by Liverpool and Manchester City the day before, and they did not disappoint. They controlled the game from the start, with chances created early on by Trossard and Odegaard.
The turning point came with Saliba’s header from a corner, triggering West Ham’s collapse. Saka’s penalty and goals from Gabriel and Trossard further cemented Arsenal’s dominance, leaving West Ham in disarray.
The home fans voiced their disappointment with boos at halftime, with many leaving the stadium early as the humiliation unfolded. For David Moyes, West Ham’s manager, it was a traumatic experience, reminiscent of a similar defeat he suffered with Everton against Arsenal in 2009.
In contrast, Arsenal’s supporters left the stadium with high hopes, dreaming of a triumphant end to the season after narrowly missing out on the title the previous year.