Moyes has conceded six at residence to Arsenal earlier than – and followers additionally left early
It’s been 15 years since Arsenal hit six away from residence – and that demolition job additionally got here in opposition to a David Moyes aspect.
Bukayo Saka scored twice and Declan Rice discovered the online in opposition to former membership West Ham because the Gunners stored their title hopes on observe at a London Stadium, which started to empty earlier than half-time.
Arsenal’s title bid hit the buffers in the identical fixture final season after they blew a two-goal lead to attract 2-2. There was no likelihood of a repeat after William Saliba headed them in entrance and West Ham promptly collapsed.
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Rice grabbed a pair of assists whereas Saka, with a penalty, Gabriel and Leandro Trossard have been on the right track earlier than half-time. Saka scored his second halfway via the second half and Rice rubbed salt into Hammers’ wounds with a long-range sixth.
Despite West Ham nonetheless sitting eighth within the Premier League, Moyes confronted calls to be sacked after the sport. The drubbing introduced again undesirable recollections for the Scot, whose Everton aspect was smashed 6-1 at Goodison by Arsene Wenger’s Gunners in August 2009. Like the London Stadium, the match was throughout by half-time due to targets from Denilson, Thomas Vermaelen and William Gallas, with Toffees followers piling out of the bottom effectively earlier than full-time.
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Cesc Fabregas, with two, and Eduardo piled on the distress for Moyes within the second half earlier than Louis Saha pulled one again in added time. Back to 2024, and Moyes was left baffled by his aspect’s show in opposition to Mikel Arteta’s males.
“It was one of those days which you don’t want to happen very often and it happened today,” he advised Sky Sports. “It’s nothing like my groups up to now, it’s not like all of my groups right here at West Ham so I’ll take a little bit of time to take a look at it, see if I can repair it.
“I take the responsibility, I pick the team, but the players have to take responsibility. If you’re not fronting up, you’re not tackling, turning your back or not winning headers etc; all of those things are part of the job.
“Arsenal were very good. We mustn’t take that away, they were very good today. We weren’t good.”