West Ham player ratings v Arsenal: Trio are 3/10
COMMENT By Harvey Byrne
Football Insider rates the West Ham players out of 10 after their 3-0 defeat against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday.
Darren Randolph 2 – Made some basic saves before conceding a goal which was quite simply unforgivable and cost his side the game. Conceded two more that he was less at fault for, but needs to do better.
Sam Byram 3 – Well out of position for the second Arsenal goal. Allowed Mesut Ozil a free cross into the box from his side and a player of the German’s quality was always going to find a teammate.
James Collins 6 – An absolute beast in the West Ham defence on Wednesday. Was willing to put himself on the line to win a number of balls. It wasn’t a flawless display from the experienced man, but Hammers fans would certainly have appreciated it.
Jose Fonte 3 – His clearance in the build-up to the Arsenal opener was too casual. Almost played a perfect pass to Ozil on the edge of the Hammers penalty area in another poor display from the January signing.
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Arthur Masuaku 3 – The summer signing quite simply is not good enough for West Ham. Was also at fault in the build-up to the Gunners first with a poor clearance.
Mark Noble 6 – Looked okay in the centre of the park. Seemed up for the fight when many of his teammates were lacking and helped with possession.
Cheikhou Kouyate 7 – West Ham’s best player on the night. Dominated the centre of the park while helping his side move up the pitch with some fine distribution.
Andre Ayew 5 – Didn’t see enough of the ball while he was on the field. Seemed to spend most of the time in his own half rather than in the final third.
Manuel Lanzini 5 – Struggled to influence the match, while also being booked for an unnecessary challenge in the first half, making him a risk to his team.
Michail Antonio 6 – Looked dangerous at times. But, there are now concerns that he may have been rushed back from injury too early after having to leave the field at half time.
Andy Carroll 5 – Struggled up top on his own and was isolated at times. Needed his teammates to bring him into the game as he didn’t look to force his way in, but it simply didn’t happen for the powerful striker on Wednesday.
Robert Snodgrass (For Antonio 45 minutes) – 6
Diafra Sakho (For Carroll 64 minutes) – 6
Edimilson Fernandes (For Noble 80 minutes) – 6
In other West Ham news, Hammers fans shared their concerns over this duo ahead of the clash.