15-minute cameo seals the deal for Arsenal
Arsenal struggled a lot at the end of 2023. A little break in between with a training camp in Dubai, completely revitalized Mikel Arteta’s team. The Gunners scored already 10 goals in the three league games since returning from Dubai. They continued their impressive scoring spree in the first half against West Ham united. Even tho it was still 0-0 after 30 minutes Arsenal was the better of the two teams. In a quick 15 minute cameo, Arsenal got the score from 0-0 to 0-4 and completely killed off the match.
15 minutes of fun
It all started from a corner by Declan Rice. The former West Ham player, who was unlucky in the home match against his old club, placed the corner perfectly on the head of William Saliba. The French defender only needed a little touch to put the ball in the back of the net. This was the start of 15 minutes of fun for Arsenal. A penalty by Bukayo Saka and goals by Gabriel and Trossard gave Arsenal a 0-4 lead at half-time. Declan Rice was the main man with 2 assists. When the referee blew the half-time whistle, West Ham fans were heading home already.
Arsenal can’t be stopped
The second half was another goal fest by the Gunners. Bukayo Saka with his second of the match got the score to 0-5. A bad defensive mistake by West Ham, brought he ball in front of Declan Rice, who netted it from a big distance to score the 6th of the day. Out of respect for his former club he refused to celebrate this beautiful goal. Mikel Arteta had seen enough at that point and took off a few of his important players. Declan Rice was one of those who left the pitch. The West Ham fans who were left in the stadium were divided at this point. Some booed, but the majority clapped for one of their own.
Title race stays open
This 0-6 win keeps Arsenal firmly in the title race. The Gunners on two points behind top of the table Liverpool. Manchester City is in second place with the same number of points as Arsenal, but with one extra match in hand. It’s going to be a very exciting title race all the way till the end of the season. Arsenal tickets are getting more popular after each win. It shows their fans are feeling confident about winning the title this season.