What can you say? The Arsenal defeat was beyond words and I despair writes MICHAEL TALBOT
Arsenal dominated the game from the outset, controlling possession and creating numerous scoring opportunities. Bukayo Saka’s converted penalty shortly before halftime marked a turning point, and West Ham collapsed.
Goals from Saliba (32′minutes), Saka (41′minutes pen, 63′minutes), Gabriel (44′minutes), Trossard (45’+2minutes), and Rice completed the rout
In the end, only a small number of dedicated fans remained to witness the final whistle with thousands leaving at half time and onwards in the second half.
You have to admit that it did not really come as a surprise, given the performances this calendar year and our complete shambles of a transfer window.
We now have a team who once they go a goal down they have no chance of scoring so roll over and crumble. It is difficult to know if the transfer window was down to the board looking at their wallets rather than the football.
Moyes is reported to have turned down several players , and who deludes himself that Bowen is a centre forward Johnson can play as left winger more effectively than Cornet or an extremely good under 21 player who plays there every week.
At half time the TV commentator said ‘Moyes is bemused’ ; if he was , he shouldn’t be. And he’ll blame the players, then play the same starting 11 and tactics for the next game, and the one after that, because he’s built a team that can’t do anything else , which is the most depressing thing of all .