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West Ham 0 – 6 Arsenal

A bittersweet homecoming for Declan Rice! Jeered by West Ham fans after his £105m summer move to Arsenal, Rice silenced them with a stunning goal and two first-half assists in a dominant 6-0 victory.

Arsenal ran riot, scoring four times in ten minutes before half-time, with Rice’s pinpoint deliveries leading to headed goals by Saliba and Magalhaes.

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The Hammers crumbled, with hundreds of fans walking out before the break. While Rice enjoyed a personal triumph, West Ham slumped to one of their worst ever defeats. 

Bukayo Saka also found redemption, putting in a strong performance after recent criticism. 

It was a day of contrasting emotions, with Arsenal celebrating and West Ham left to lick their wounds.