One Arsenal player has admitted he is not very satisfied with his performance despite the Gunners’ resounding 6-0 victory over West Ham on Sunday. For Mikel Arteta, it was a nearly flawless afternoon at the London Stadium, reminiscent of last season’s crucial Premier League title race showdown at the same venue.
This time around, however, Arsenal emerged triumphant with a big win. Bukayo Saka has been hailed by Mikel Arteta as a standout performer at the London Stadium after scoring two goals in the victory.
Nevertheless, the 22-year-old expressed dissatisfaction with his overall display against the Hammers.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Saka conveyed his mixed feelings, stating that while he was pleased to reach the milestone of scoring 50 goals for Arsenal, he couldn’t entirely rejoice as he believed he could have converted more chances in the game.
“To be honest, I’m really happy to achieve that. But I’m not sure I can be happy today; I missed some chances that I feel I could have scored. But obviously, it’s a great achievement, so I’m proud of that,” he said.
However, it wasn’t just Saka who felt they left opportunities on the field. Every Arsenal player seemed to reflect on missed chances in front of goal.
While Arsenal’s performance was superb, showcasing the ruthless edge they’ve sometimes lacked in recent years, West Ham’s display was shambolic. They crumbled towards the end of the first half and failed to recover.
Towards the latter stages of the second half, Arsenal appeared to ease off, with Mohamed Elneny, Cedric Soares, and Ethan Nwaneri getting minutes.
Despite the emphatic scoreline, it was evident that Arsenal could have inflicted even more damage on West Ham, a fact compounded not just by Saka’s missed opportunities, but by the overall dominance displayed by the Gunners.