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        West Ham 0-6 Arsenal

        Arsenal humiliate West Ham to close gap at the top

        2024/02/11 16:09

        Arsenal narrowed the gap to the top of the Premier League to just two points with an impressive 6-0 victory against West Ham at the London Stadium.

        The Gunners dominated the early stages of the game, but it was West Ham who came close to scoring first, capitalising on a counter-attack. 

        A low cross from Ben Johnson aimed for Mohammed Kudus, but a crucial intervention by Jakub Kiwior at the far post prevented what seemed like a certain goal.

        Despite West Ham's initial threat, Arsenal took the lead just over half an hour when William Saliba headed in the opener from Declan Rice's deep corner.

        The visitors missed opportunities to extend their lead, with Bukayo Saka steering a header wide and later failing to convert chances created by Martin Odegaard. 

        In the last minutes of the first half, the Gunners completely destroyed the Hammers. Firstly, Saka earned and scored a penalty just before half-time, bringing Arsenal's lead to 2-0. 

        Gabriel Magalhaes added a third before the break, nodding in a free-kick from Rice.

        In stoppage time of the first half, Leandro Trossard contributed to Arsenal's dominant performance by striking a stunning shot into the top corner for the fourth goal. 

        The tempo slowed in the second half, but Mikel Arteta's men continued to create chances, and eventually they scored a fifth thtough Saka, scoring his second goal by weaving through the defence and firing past Alphonse Areola's near post.

        Declan Rice capped off Arsenal's emphatic win with a screamer from range, securing a 6-0 victory. 

        Arsenal now sit level on points with second-placed Manchester City, though they have played one more game. Meanwhile, West Ham has dropped to eighth place and is now 11 points behind the top four.

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        2024-02-11 17h52m by l_10_brownfield
        Wow, what a game by Arsenal! The team showed such enthusiasm and determination to secure a 6-0 victory against West Ham. Saliba's goal was just the start, but Saka's penalty sealed the deal. Keep up the great work, Gunners!
        2024-02-11 17h18m by banderson1976
        This was followed by a quickfire double from Gabriel Martinelli and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, making it 4-0 before the break.

        As a die-hard Arsenal fan, I am over the moon with this result. The team played with such passion and determination, and the goals just kept coming. It's great to see Martinelli and Aubameyang back in form, and Saka continues to impress. Let's keep the momentum going and push for that top spot! COYG
        2024-02-11 16h48m by hturnerford
        What a dominant performance by Arsenal today! As a die-hard fan, I am extremely pleased with the way the team played. The defense was solid and Saliba's goal was a beauty. Saka's penalty was well-deserved and it's great to see him getting involved in the attack. Odegaard had some great chances, but I hope he can be more clinical in the future. Overall, a fantastic win for the Gunners and a crucial one to keep us in the Premier League
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        U Sunday, 11 February 2024 - 14:00
        London Stadium
        Craig Pawson
        William Saliba 32'
        Bukayo Saka 41' (pen.) 63'
        Gabriel Magalhães 44'
        Leandro Trossard 45'
        Declan Rice 65'


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