Arsenal set the Premier League alight on Sunday with a totally dominant 90-minute performance against West Ham. The hosts didn't even enter the ring with the Gunners, let alone lay a glove on them, as they were battered, yet still played with and toyed over, for an entire afternoon.
Set piece goals — because what else will do for Arsenal this season when they don't fancy taking full advantage of territorial superiority bordering on unprofessional mockery — kickstarted things. It was divine football that finished things though.
Since the winter break, it is now four games, four wins, and 16 goals scored.This is title-winning form, even if the three points only count for as many as Manchester City and Liverpool got for their own comfortable home wins over the weekend.
However, whereas Arsenal were being questioned, and at some point prematurely written out of the equation, it is Mikel Arteta's men laying down the gauntlet. This side look ready not only to grind out results where possible, but truly play football fitting of 'the greatest team the world has ever seen' as their fans sing.
Here, football.london rounds up the swathes of praise for a huge win at the London Stadium.
Barney Ronay penned his thoughts, saying: «Arsenal’s players didn’t celebrate much at the end here. But then, Mikel Arteta’s team could be excused feeling a little spooked by what was a genuinely strange afternoon, a haunted house of a Premier League game.
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»Somehow they managed to go in at half-time 4-0 up, but still looking like a team that probably could do with a properRead on football.london