Player Ratings: West Ham United 1-2 Arsenal

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Arsenal managed to leapfrog West Ham and climb to 5th place in the Premier League with a 2-1 win away to West Ham United.

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Arsenal took a two-goal lead when Santi Cazorla scored a penalty and very soon Danny Welbeck doubled the Gunners tally.

Here’s how the fans rated the Arsenal players individual performances. You can rate them yourself here.

Wojech Szczesny – 7.7

Couldn’t really do anything about the goal and was very impressive dealing with West Ham’s tonnes of crosses. They thought they would unsettle him but he dealt with them by being very mature.

Matthieu Debuchy – 6.2

Back at right back and did nothing special and was brushed off the ball a bit easily in some aerial challenges. Could have scored in first half.

Per Mertesacker – 6.5

Laurent Koscielny – 7.9

Koscielny returned and stabilised the Gunners defence. He was at his best despite missing a few games. Wenger will hope he came through unscathed and can play a few in a row now.

Nacho Monreal – 6.0

Monreal had a bit of a nothing game. Didn’t contribute as much as Arsenal would have liked going forward.

Mathieu Flamini – 5.6

Barely did anything, apart from show Arsene Wenger why the Gunners need a new defensive midfielder.

Francis Coquelin – 7.6

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A surprise inclusion in the starting eleven but he looked at home in the Arsenal midfield. He gave the Gunners more bite in midfield and protection in front of the back four. He has given Wenger something to think about by out-performing Flamini.

Oxlade-Chamberlain – 7.1

Chamberlain was a lot better than he was at Anfield and he was very influential in the second goal, making a brilliant run into the Hammers box and crossing for Welbeck to tap in.

Santi Cazorla – 8.3

Man of the match. The Spaniard has found form in the centre of Arsenal’s attacking midfielders. He was once again brilliant and pulled the strings to orchestrate some good moves from the Gunners.

Alexis Sanchez – 7.9

Alexis was bright in attack and hard working as usual. The Chilean was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet or even get an assist as he was very influential in most of Arsenal’s attacks.

Danny Welbeck – 7.2

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Welbeck was back in the centre of the Arsenal attack with Olivier Giroud suspended, and he did very well. A poachers goal, which proved to be the winner helped his case for a permanent central role.

Substitutes:
Kieran Gibbs (on 85)

Calum Chambers (on 90)

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