Arsenal vs West Ham player ratings: Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil shine against sorry Hammers

Mark Critchley
The Independent
Arsenal's players celebrate Mesut Ozil's opening goal: Getty
Arsenal's players celebrate Mesut Ozil's opening goal: Getty

Arsenal returned to winning ways with a solid victory over West Ham as a fifth straight defeat plunged Slaven Bilic's visitors deeper into the fight for Premier League survival.

Both sides went into this London derby in dire form but it was the Gunners who addressed that and ultimately ran out comfortable 3-0 victors, marking their first league win since February 11.

After a dull first half, Mesut Ozil marked his 150th Arsenal appearance with a tame opening goal before laying on the second for Theo Walcott. Olivier Giroud came off the bench to score the goal of the night and seal a victory which, given results elsewhere on the night, boosts Arsenal's hopes of a top-four finish.

Who impressed in at the Emirates? Take a look at the gallery above to find out how we rated the players.

Do you agree with our ratings? Who was your man of the match? Let us know in the comments.

Additional reporting by PA

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