Arsenal 3-1 West Ham United: Hammers flops rated and slated after third consecutive Premier League defeat

Arsenal 3-1 West Ham United: Hammers flops rated and slated after third consecutive Premier League defeat

HAMMER TIME

New boss Manuel Pellegrini is yet to pick up a point in charge of the east London outfit

Arsenal came from behind to beat a spirited West Ham United at the Emirates.

Marko Arnautovic gave the visitors a well-deserved lead after a fantastic run from Felipe Anderson in a first half an hour they completely dominated.

Arsenal players celebrate their second goal

But yet another lapse in concentration at the back this season allowed Hector Bellerin to run from deep in behind, and his cross found an unmarked Nacho Monreal, who finished superbly.

With the scores level at half time, the Hammers would have felt reasonably comfortable going into the break.

However, the introduction of Alexandre Lacazette alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang caused chaos in a backline which had already conceded seven goals this season.

A poor clearance from Issa Diop eventually found a way to Lacazette, who blasted a cross into the path of the young France Under-21 international.


Whilst searching for an equaliser, the Gunners broke and Danny Welbeck had the time to take a touch, turn and score a goal with his left foot before a Hammers player had a chance to get a tackle in.

The result means it is three defeats at the start of a season for the second season in a row for West Ham, while Unai Emery gets his first Premier League points.

But how did Manuel Pellegrini’s men get on at the Emirates on an individual perspective? Scroll down to see the player ratings from the game.

Lukasz Fabianski – 6

Very rare a goalkeeper concedes three but deserves a high rating. However, Fabianski made several fantastic saves on his return to Arsenal and deserves a more protection fro the defenders in front of him.

Very rare a goalkeeper concedes three but deserves a high rating. However, Fabianski made several fantastic saves on his return to Arsenal and deserves a more protection fro the defenders in front of him.

Ryan Fredericks – 6

After being dropped from the squad altogether last week, the right-back had a point to prove. A strong defensive display, he looked much more positive going forward as well and made a number of strong covering tackles

After being dropped from the squad altogether last week, the right-back had a point to prove. A strong defensive display, he looked much more positive going forward as well and made a number of strong covering tackles

Issa Diop – 3

On his Premier League debut, the France Under-21 international looked lost. He didn’t know whether to get tight or back off Aubameyang and his woeful positioning made it all too easy for the Arsenal attackers

On his Premier League debut, the France Under-21 international looked lost. He didn’t know whether to get tight or back off Aubameyang and his woeful positioning made it all too easy for the Arsenal attackers

Fabian Balbuena – 4

Three Premier League games started and 10 goals conceded. How much longer can Pellegrini persist with the Paraguay international? A liability

Three Premier League games started and 10 goals conceded. How much longer can Pellegrini persist with the Paraguay international? A liability

Arthur Masuaku – 4

As a wing-back as part of a back five, Masuaku looked like a world beater. Transfer rumours last season suggested the defender would be soon moving onto better things. However, he cannot defend for toffee – criminal for a left-back

As a wing-back as part of a back five, Masuaku looked like a world beater. Transfer rumours last season suggested the defender would be soon moving onto better things. However, he cannot defend for toffee – criminal for a left-back

Jack Wilshere – 4

Wilshere said he didn’t want emotion to get the better of him on his Arsenal return, but he actually looked as though he couldn’t be bothered. Gave the ball away countless times, a yard off the pace and failing to track runners. He looks more and more like the wasted talent who failed to get into the Bournemouth side

Wilshere said he didn’t want emotion to get the better of him on his Arsenal return, but he actually looked as though he couldn’t be bothered. Gave the ball away countless times, a yard off the pace and failing to track runners. He looks more and more like the wasted talent who failed to get into the Bournemouth side

Carlos Sanchez – 6

One of the very few who could leave the pitch with any pride, the former Aston Villa man generally steadied a shaky looking midfield. Will play worse and win games

One of the very few who could leave the pitch with any pride, the former Aston Villa man generally steadied a shaky looking midfield. Will play worse and win games

Robert Snodgrass – 5

The Scotland international’s poor start to this season, coupled with his brilliant form for Aston Villa last time out suggest he is more suited to the Championship. Not good enough, but at least he put some effort in

The Scotland international’s poor start to this season, coupled with his brilliant form for Aston Villa last time out suggest he is more suited to the Championship. Not good enough, but at least he put some effort in

Michail Antonio – 6

Used his pace to expose Hector Bellerin time and time again, just couldn’t get the final ball right

Used his pace to expose Hector Bellerin time and time again, just couldn’t get the final ball right

Felipe Anderson – 7

West Ham’s most dangerous player on the day, the former Lazio man was breathtaking at times, galloping away from opposition players with consummate ease

West Ham’s most dangerous player on the day, the former Lazio man was breathtaking at times, galloping away from opposition players with consummate ease

Marko Arnautovic – 6

Scored a fantastic opener, but was guilty of missing several gilt-edged chances. His injury will be of huge concern to Pellegrini

Scored a fantastic opener, but was guilty of missing several gilt-edged chances. His injury will be of huge concern to Pellegrini

(SUB) Javier Hernandez – 5

Looked a yard off the pace, will need to step up sharpish in the absence of Arnautovic

Looked a yard off the pace, will need to step up sharpish in the absence of Arnautovic

(SUB) Lucas Perez – 4

Another former Gunner returning to his old stomping ground, the Spaniard looked like a player lacking in a decent pre-season

Another former Gunner returning to his old stomping ground, the Spaniard looked like a player lacking in a decent pre-season

(SUB) – Andriy Yarmolenko – 6

Will surely start the next game against Wolves, looks bright every time he comes onto the pitch

Will surely start the next game against Wolves, looks bright every time he comes onto the pitch

 

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