Arsenal came out and trounced West Ham after a poor midweek performance against Southampton in the EFL Cup. The club desperately needed to bounce back after a 2-0 loss, and they more than made up for that poor result, beating West Ham 5-1 at the London Stadium.
The match was looking discouraging before it even started, as Alexis Sanchez was forced to leave the warm-up early due to injury, but, like the iron man he is, he started the match and tore apart the hosts’ defense for the full 90 minutes.
It was a great performance all around for the visitors, and Arsene Wenger’s team should go into a relatively meaningless Champions League match on Tuesday away to Basel with momentum and excitement within the squad.
Plenty of men wearing the Arsenal badge performed at their peak on Saturday night, but here are the three players that stood out the most while the Gunners thrashed the Hammers.