The Gunners continued their impressive English Premier League campaign with a dominant 6-0 thrashing of West Ham at the London Stadium on Sunday. This emphatic victory not only marked their biggest-ever win over the Hammers but also etched their name into the record books as they achieved a number of milestones.
The Gunners were on fire from the outset, establishing a commanding 4-goal lead in the first half. Bukayo Saka bagged a brace, while William Saliba, Gabriel Saliba, and Leandro Trossard also got on the scoresheet, leaving West Ham shellshocked and reeling.
Any hope of a comeback in the second half was quickly extinguished as Saka completed his hat-trick just minutes after the whistle blew. The misery for the Hammers only deepened when former captain Declan Rice, now adored by the Arsenal faithful, inadvertently volleyed the ball into his own net to make it 6-0.
This defeat was a historical low for West Ham, marking their joint-heaviest home defeat in their league history and only the second time they’ve conceded six goals at home in the Premier League, both occasions against Arsenal.
For Arsenal, it was a day of celebration as they not only achieved their biggest-ever away win by six goals but also matched their biggest win in a London derby and joint-biggest away win in any league match. These milestones highlight the team’s impressive form and growing confidence as they continue their title challenge.
Manager Mikel Arteta praised his team’s performance, stating, “We were absolutely outstanding today. The players showed incredible intensity and ruthlessness in front of goal. This is a big statement of intent, and we need to maintain this momentum as we move forward.”
Meanwhile, David Moyes was left to pick up the pieces after his West Ham side suffered a humiliating defeat. “This is a very tough one to swallow,” he admitted. “We need to learn from this experience and bounce back quickly. We have a big week ahead, and we need to show character and resilience.”
As the dust settles on this historic encounter, the Gunners emerge as serious contenders for the title, while West Ham face an uphill battle to regain their composure and push for a European spot.