Incredible Arsenal inflict heavy defeat on West Ham in London derby
Arsenal players celebrate their victory
Published By: Kazeem Ugbodaga
By Kazeem Ugbodaga
Rampant Arsenal demolished West Ham 6-0 on Sunday away from home to keep tabs on Liverpool and Manchester City in the race for the premier league title.
It was a London derby at West Ham and any derby is not always easy, but the Gunners made this one a one-sided affair.
The Gunners opened the scoring 32 minutes into the match. William Saliba met the corner and displayed his eye for goal as he coolly planted a header into the roof of the net from close range.
Four minutes to the end of the first half, Arsenal doubled their lead from the penalty spot. Bukayo Saka ran up to the ball, stopped and waited for Alphonse Areola to commit before slotting the penalty into the right of the goal.
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One minute to the end of the first half, it was 0-3 for the visitors. The ball was whipped in from the resulting set piece and found Gabriel, who rose and produced a crashing header low into the middle of the net.
Two minutes into first half added time, Leandro Trossard took a short pass from Martin Odegaard in his stride in the box, jinked inside his man and unleashed an unstoppable shot into the top right corner to make it 0-4.
Midway into the second half, Arsenal struck again for the fifth goal. Odegaard showed great vision to find Saka with a cheeky pass inside the box, and his first shot was precise and sailed into the right side of the goal.
In the 65th minute, Declan Rice scored a great goal. He hit a perfect volley from far out and the ball flew inside the left post to make it 0-6 for the Gunners