A sensational display saw Arsenal thrash West Ham United 6-0 at the London Stadium as they saw five different players get on the scoresheet to record their biggest-ever away win in the Premier League on Sunday.
Arsenal were four goals ahead at the break after William Saliba, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel and Leandro Trossard all netted, with the final three strikes coming during a breathless six-minute period at the end of the opening 45.
Then after the interval Saka completed his brace before Declan Rice blasted in from 25 yards to cap off a perfect day for Mikel Arteta’s side, who recorded a fourth-straight win to keep the pressure on their title rivals.
Having fallen to defeat twice at the Hammers’ hands already this season, you could sense the determination from Arsenal players to settle the score right from the opening whistle, and they began dominating possession and territory.
It took them 20 minutes or so to create a real chance of note, and three would fall to the recalled Trossard in quick succession. After heading a Saka cross over from a good position, the Belgian then blasted a volley goalwards that Alphonse Areola acrobatically tipped over the crossbar, and then he hooked an awkward opportunity wide of the mark as the Gunners began to pepper the Hammers goal.