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Arsenal suffered a blow to their top four hopes as they lost 1-0 to West Ham United at the London Stadium earlier today.

A neat finish by Declan Rice a few minutes after the interval ensured the victory of the Hammers as Arsenal struggled to break Manuel Pellegrini’s resolute defensive unit.

Here are the Arsenal player ratings from what transpired earlier today.

Arsenal player ratings

Bernd Leno 6/10

Leno appeared nervy in making clearances, particularly in the first. However, there was nothing he could do about Rice’s goal.

Shkodran Mustafi 6.5/10

It was a rather quiet game for the German defender, but he put in an acceptable performance. He showed good composure with the ball at his feet.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos 7/10

He was solid and coped up well with the attacks created by the home side. He made one top block to deny Marko Arnautovic in the first half.

Laurent Koscielny 7/10

It was arguably his best game after his return from injury. Koscielny looked reliable at the back and is slowly making his way to his best form.

Sead Kolasinac 7/10

Kolasinac linked up well with Alex Iwobi which caused a lot of problems for Pablo Zabaleta. His work-rate was tremendous and continuously tried to get forward to create openings.

Granit Xhaka 4/10

The Swiss international seemed to be lost and bereft of ideas. Besides, it was his woeful clearing header that allowed the Hammers to score.

Matteo Guendouzi 5/10

The young midfielder won the ball a lot of times

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