Arsenal’s record for the Premier League’s biggest win after thrashing West Ham 6-0

Arsenal have written their name in the record books after a 6-0 victory over West Ham United at the London Stadium on Sunday.

Bukayo Saka (2), Willem Saliba, Gabriel Saliba, Leandro Troussard, and Declan Rice for the Thunderbolts moved the Gunners level on goal difference with Manchester City, leaving them two points behind league leaders Liverpool.

Under the management of Mikel Arteta, Arsenal easily dispatched their London rivals on a gloomy day during David Moyes’ tenure as Hammers manager. The victory marked the north London side’s fourth in a row, keeping them firmly in the title race.

Former Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Alphonse Areola had a day to forget, becoming the ninth goalkeeper in Premier League history to score six or more goals against Arsenal.

It was only the second time the Gunners had scored six unanswered goals since the league’s inception in 1992, the first being their 6-0 victory over Blackpool in 2010.

Victory in east London equaled previous successes against Everton in 2009 and Middlesbrough in 1999, both matches resulting in 6-1 victories at Goodison Park and the Riverside Stadium respectively. However, Arsenal could not surpass their biggest win in Premier League history, including victories over Blackburn Rovers (7–1), Everton (7–0), and Middlesbrough (7–0).

The 2024 squad has written its name into the Premier League history books by equaling the record for the most away wins. Five teams have scored six goals on their opponents’ home turf and the Gunners are the latest club to achieve the feat.

Liverpool have achieved the feat twice, beating Newcastle United in 2013 and Aston Villa in 2016. Arsenal’s London rivals Chelsea have also managed it twice, with Wigan Athletic in 2010 and Southampton in 2022 suffering heavy scorelines. Manchester City finished 6th. -0 winners, inflicting pain on Watford at Vicarage Road in 2017.

Rice’s goal-of-the-season contender ended the scoring but meant Arsenal could not join the likes of Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur, or Liverpool among the seven-goal clubs.

List of heaviest wins of the Premier League era

  • Wigan 0-6 Chelsea, August 2010
  • Newcastle United 0-6 Liverpool, April 2013
  • Aston Villa 0-6 Liverpool, February 2016
  • Watford 0-6 Manchester City, September 2017
  • Southampton 0-6 Chelsea, April 2022
  • West Ham United 0-6 Arsenal, February 2024
  • Sheffield Wednesday 1-7 Nottingham Forest, April 1995
  • Hull 1-7 Tottenham, May 2017
  • Crystal Palace 0-7 Liverpool, December 2020
  • Nottingham Forest 1-8 Manchester United, February 1999
  • Southampton 0-9 Leicester, October 2019

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