In a resounding display of dominance, Arsenal thrashed West Ham 6-0 in a Premier League encounter on Sunday, making a powerful statement in the title race. Declan Rice, returning to West Ham, scored amidst a relentless performance by Arsenal, who set a new club record for a Premier League away win.
Bukayo Saka netted twice, while Leandro Trossard, William Saliba, and Gabriel Magalhaes also found the target in a comprehensive victory that propelled Arsenal back within two points of Premier League leaders Liverpool. The win places them just behind Manchester City, separated only by goals scored.
“We smelled blood today and went for the kill,” commented Saka, emphasizing the team’s ruthless approach to the game.
This victory marked a remarkable turnaround for Arsenal, who faced challenges earlier in the season but have since bounced back impressively after a winter break. Mikel Arteta’s team is now firmly in contention for their first league title in 20 years.
Arteta expressed satisfaction with the team’s desire and consistency, stating, “If you want to be at the top, we’re going to have to be really consistent and play at that level, and we certainly did it today.”
On the other hand, West Ham, previously victorious against Arsenal twice this season, faced a tough defeat, adding pressure on manager David Moyes, whose contract expires at the end of the season.
Despite Rice’s return to West Ham, the match showcased Arsenal’s prowess, with goals from various players contributing to the comprehensive win. The victory underlines Arsenal’s determination to challenge the top teams in the league and sends a strong message to their competitors.