The Gunners made a poor start to the game and conceded going down 3-0 within 30 minutes of the start. However, an unfortunate own goal gave us a life line before the break.
Arsenal dominated the game in the second 45 minutes and deservedly earned the remarkable comeback in the 82nd minute when Laca scored with a powerful header. The match finished 3-3 with both sides sharing the points in the London derby.
Let’s take a look at how each Arsenal player performed during the match against the Hammers.
Bernd Leno – 5.2
He made some decent saves in the second 45 minutes to keep his team in the game but will be very disappointed after conceding three poor goals in the first half .
Calum Chambers – 7
After a shaky start Chambers got back in the game and made some crucial clearances. He also managed to to put in a few dangerous crosses when he went forward.
David Luiz – 6.3
He made a couple of poor errors of judgement in the first half. However, he put in a much-improved defensive display in the second half.
Pablo Mari – 6.1
Steady but not as dominating as usual.
Kieran Tierney – 5.7
Not at his usual best and fell asleep for their quickly taken freekick. but had a much better second half.
Granit Xhaka – 5.5
The Swiss international struggled and run out of gas in the second half.
Thomas Partey – 5.7
Partey did most of the defensive dirty work for Arsenal in midfield sufficiently, but offered very little in the attacking third.
Bukayo Saka – 6.2
Saka tried very hard throughout his time on the pitch but this was not one of his better performances.
Martin Odegaard – 8.3
For me clear Man of the Match.
Arsenal manager summed his performance very nicely: “I think he had an incredible performance. He was very intelligent, the way he read the game and affected the game. He showed how much he wants to win. When everybody was trembling he showed that composure.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 5.5
The Arsenal captain was lacklustre during his time on the pitch and gave the ball away repeatedly.
Alexandre Lacazette – 8.1
The French striker was a constant threat for the West Ham and popped up with the all-important equaliser late in the game with a stunning header.
Nicolas Pepe – 7.3
He was lively and involved when he came off the bench to set-up Lacazette’s equalising goal.
Emile Smith Rowe – 6.8
Smith Rowe worked so hard for the team and was very tidy on the ball when he came on but did not offer much going forward.
Gabriel Martinelli – 6
The Brazilian youngster struggled to get into the game.