Andy Carroll ran riot against Arsenal on a night when Gunners needed all 3 points at all cost. Despite Laurent Koscielny’s late goal, Arsenal could only get a draw which means that if Leicester win tomorrow, the gap between the two teams would be stretched to 13.
Alex Iwobi came up with another bright performance and has continued his progress in Arsenal’s starting XI. He registered two assists and a goal tonight. As for West Ham, Dimitri Payet and Andry Carroll ran the show with Antonio being an able helping hand.
On that note, we take a look at the best and worst rated player from Upton Park in our West Ham vs Arsenal player ratings feature. Tonight’s performance could prompt England manager Roy Hodsgon to consider Andy Carroll as the late striker option for Euro 2016.
West Ham Player Ratings vs Arsenal
Adrian (6), Tomkins (6), Reid (6.5), Ogbonna (6), Cresswell (6.5), Noble (6.5), Kouyate (6), Antonio (7), Lanzini (6.5), Payet (7), Carroll (9)
Substitutes – Emenike (5)
Manuel Lanzini was the unsung hero from this game who should have had a goal to his name after the linesman had ruled his legit goal for a wrong offside call.
Arsenal Player Ratings vs West Ham
Ospina (6), Bellerin (6), Gabriel (5.5), Koscielny (6.5), Monreal (6), Coquelin (6), Elneny (6.5), Iwobi (7), Alexis (7), Ozil (6.5), Welbeck (6)
Substitutes – Ramsey (5), Walcott (5.5), Giroud (5)
Man of the Match – No one go near marking Carroll tonight, he won 5 aerial duels had 5 shots on target and scored a sensational hat-trick.
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