West Ham vs Arsenal ratings: Declan Rice class up, but Ryan Fredericks has a tough afternoon

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Est Ham’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League via the Premier League were dashed after losing at home to Arsenal.

Hammers boss David Moyes has rested players for Thursday’s Europa League, with the likes of Michail Antonio left on the bench.

However, they gave Arsenal a good game and equalized at half-time when Jarrod Bowen canceled out Rob Holding’s first goal.

Gabriel, however, scored a winner for Arsenal in the second half and West Ham are now sixth in the Premier League, with the Gunners 11 points ahead of them with three games to go.

Simon Collings was at the London Stadium to see West Ham in action…

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He made a good save or two to deny Eddie Nketiah and Bukayo Saka. He couldn’t do much with either goal, as the poor mark let him down.

Vladimir Coufal 7

As always, he was a real threat up front and caused Nuno problems at left back. He sets up Bowen’s goal with a good cross.

Kurt Zuma 6

He is not at his best and still appears to be on the mend after coming back from injury. He was caught once or twice by Nketiah’s pace.

Aaron Cresswell 6

He was asked to fill in in the center of defense and he did a solid job, especially given that he was playing in two and not in a back three.

ryan fredericks 5

He had a difficult afternoon against Saka, who spent it jumping several times. It wasn’t easy for Fredericks as he had been asked to replace the left back.

noble mark 6

Unsurprisingly, overshadowed by Rice at his side, who was commanding. He seemed a bit leggy at times and occasionally struggled with the pace of the game.

Declan Rice 7 | star man

Another fine performance in midfield from the England international. He sees a class above each week that he plays.

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Paul Fornales 6

Like most of the trio behind Bowen, the Spaniard couldn’t get too far into the game. He had some sights on goal in the second half.

manuel lanzini 5

Complicated afternoon for number 10, who never got going and got hooked with 20 minutes to go. It seemed that his poor marking was partly to blame for Arsenal’s first goal.

Said Benrahma 5

Like Fornals on the other side, he just didn’t get very involved. Takehiro Tomiyasu was silent for most of the game.

Jarrod Bowens 7

He gave the chance to lead the line in the absence of Antonio and took advantage of his opportunity. He scored a well-taken goal and was a threat at defense.

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Miguel Antonio (Lanzini 70′) 5

It lit up for the last 20 minutes or so, but didn’t have much of a chance to make an impact.

Tomas Soucek (Noble 77′) N/A

andri yarmolenko (Benrahma 81′) N/A

Unused Subs: Vlasic, Areola, Diop, Masuaku, Kral, Alese

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