Premier League
Arsenal 0-2 West Ham United 

Sunday, 9th August 2015
by Gordon Thrower

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Player Ratings

Adrian San Miguel del Castillo

James Tomkins
Not always at ease in an unfamiliar right back role but stuck to it well.

Aaron Cresswell
Didn?EUR(TM)t show much in attack but had a fine game in defence.

Winston Reid
Outstanding. Got blocks in time after time and on an afternoon when I was spoilt for choice I?EUR(TM)ve plumped for him as MOTM.

Angelo Ogbonna
Didn?EUR(TM)t let the early yellow put him off in the slightest.

Cheikhou Kouyate
Another MOTM candidate and was immense in the middle.

Mark Noble
Another rash tackle left him on a yellow for most of the match but he stuck to the task well.

Reece Oxford
16 you say? A league debut to be proud of - and just think how big he?EUR(TM)s gonna be when he grows up!

Dimitri Payet
Pulled strings all day long. Actually no. Scrub that. Another team might be watching. No he was rubbish. Nothing to see here.

Mauro Zarate
Still infuriating on occasion but worked hard ?EUR" the way he won the ball back to score his goal was testimony to that.

Diafra Sakho
Ran himself into the ground. Led the line well ?EUR" it helped that he had support from Zarae and Payet.


Matt Jarvis
(Replaced Zarate) Didn?EUR(TM)t register much on the radar.

Kevin Nolan
(Replaced Nolan) Again I can?EUR(TM)t remember him doing much. Not saying he didn?EUR(TM)t, just that I can?EUR(TM)t remember.

Modibo Maiga
(Replaced Sakho) Ran gamely for the short time he was on.

Darren Randolph
Did not play.

James Collins
Did not play.

Diego Poyet
Did not play.

Manuel Lanzini
Did not play.

Match Facts

West Ham United: Adrian San Miguel del Castillo, James Tomkins, Aaron Cresswell, Winston Reid, Angelo Ogbonna, Cheikhou Kouyate, Mark Noble, Reece Oxford, Dimitri Payet, Mauro Zarate, Diafra Sakho.

Goals: Cheikhou Kouyate 43 Mauro Zarate 57                .

Booked: Mark Noble 5 Angelo Ogbonna 7 James Tomkins 37      .

Sent Off: n/a     .

Arsenal: Petr Cech, Mathieu Debuchy, Nacho Monreal, Francis Coquelin, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud, Santiago Cazorla, Mesut Özil.

Subs not used: Gabriel Paulista, Kieran Gibbs, David Ospina, Mikel Arteta, Calum Chambers.

Goals: n/a.

Booked: Nacho Monreal (69).

Sent off: None.

Referee: Martin Atkinson.

Attendance: 59,996.

Man of the Match: Winston Reid.