Player Ratings: West Ham United vs Arsenal: Premier League Matchday Seventeen

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Let’s take an in-depth look at player performance in the wake of yesterday evening’s impressive Premier League home draw to Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal, as David Moyes continued his unbeaten record at The London Stadium as Hammers Boss.

Adrian San-Miguel: 8/10

Yet another superb evening for the shot-stopper as he kept a second clean sheet since returning to the side in place of England keeper Joe Hart, as he collected the club’s Man of the Match.

Adrian’s finest moment came in the second period when Alexis Sanchez forced him to save a magnificent free-kick, aside from that, he had relatively little to do and will be hoping for a third game without conceding on the spin against Stoke City on Saturday.

Pablo Zabaleta: 8/10

The Argentine full-back enjoyed a solid night on the right side of defence, hating many a Gunners advance on the wing from the likes of Alex Iwobi and his opposite number Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Zabaleta also made numerous key interceptions and aided to the attacking cause, playing key passes in attack and providing support for Marko Arnautovic, the veteran continues to be a revelation.

Winston Reid: 7/10

Off the back of a terrific performance against Chelsea last Saturday, Wimeru was a presence at the back once more, bullying the likes of Olivier Giroud and contributing to the clean sheet.

Like the rest of the back four at the moment, Reid is in excellent form and the Gunners offensive was not a match for him in any capacity, he will be looking to continue on at the weekend, and enjoy an injury-free next few months.

Angelo Ogbonna: 9/10

It would be a colossal showing from the former Juventus centre-back who earned MTJAC’s Man of the Match award with a barnstorming display of dominance alongside Reid.

Ogbonna reigned supreme in the air, heading away several times and left the box to stop moves at their root on midfield on occasion, his quite remarkable campaign continues, hitting form at the right time with the return of James Collins.

Aaron Cresswell: 7/10

Featuring on the left side of the back four, the England man out in a stern display both defensively and going forward, the former being something that he has improved on rapidly in recent weeks.

Cresswell does not have so much od a license to go forward anymore, but was content and consistent at the back, having also increased his capacity to make defensive headers, thus becoming a more complete full-back and putting that on show.

Mark Noble: 8/10

Starting for the second time since returning to the team, the Skipper put in a very solid showing indeed, enjoying the passion of the London Derby, and unsurprisingly taking many a chance to get stuck in.

Both defensively and offensively, Noble lent a vital hand, giving the ball away a minimal amount of times and looking more like a previous version of himself, a couple of week’s rest bite seems to have done him superbly ahead of a busy festive period.

Pedro Obiang: 8/10

Next to his Captain in defensive midfield, the Spaniard made a huge improvement on his showings of late and much like Noble, is beginning to recapture the kind of form shown in recent seasons.

Accelerating from the centre of the park with the ball to start numerous attacks and halting many that were intended to go the other way, Obiang is proving himself under the new Gaffer and is surely set to hold his position going into The New Year.

Marko Arnautovic: 8/10

For the second game on the spin, the club-record signing was an outstanding feature going forward and is really starting to pay back the price of his extortionate £25 million tag.

Arnautovic bullied the visiting defenders and was unlucky not to break the deadlock when he just crept into an offside position before heading past Petr Cech from an Arthur Masuaku cross, Saturday afternoon is sure to be an occasion to relish for him, going back to The Bet 365.

Manuel Lanzini: 7/10

Charged with being the creative spark behind the forwards once more, the Argentina man had a slightly uneventful game, but proved useful to the attacking cause at times.

Lanzini will certainly be hoping for better in The Midlands on Saturday, however, in what has been a disappointing season for him so far, scoring only once to this date, can the former River Plate man hit form going into the frantic spell?

Arthur Masuaku: 7/10

Continuing to feature further forward on the left wing, the DR Congo International, much like Lanzini, struggled to have the major impact on the affair that we are used to seeing from him.

Masuaku did provide a number of promising deliveries into the box though, yearning for a target man such as Andy Carroll to be able to finish them off, the unorthodox star should be able to improve on that performance at the weekend.

Michail Antonio: 7/10

Again, playing as a lone striker, the Three Lions forward was a little isolated at times and acted as the main attacking threat on the counter, just unable to find the finishing touch at the moment.

This would be the story of Antonio’s night, in all honesty, featuring many a fleeting run that kept the Gunners on their toes, although never able to get past them and return to goal-scoring form, he now runs the risk of being dropped.

Javier Hernandez: 6/10

Surely his biggest competition for a starting place is this man, who ironically replaced him from the bench on 82 minutes to make his first Hammers appearance under Moyes, returning from a hamstring knock.

Chicharito found himself at the forefront of the action in the 90th when the game’s biggest chance came his way, he was unable to convert from just inside the area, however, as Cech pushed his shot onto the bar, a costly miss.

So, now that every featuring Squad member has been well and truly rated on the night where another fantastic team performance impressed fans once more, can the Claret & Blue stars reach the same heights come Saturday afternoon? When they travel to The Bet 365 Stadium.

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Luke Glanville
Lead Writer and Site Manager of MTJAC, Sub-Editor for the Falbros Media Group.