David Moyes criticises West Ham players following Arsenal thrashing
David Moyes insists his West Ham players must 'take responsibility' for an uncharacteristically weak performance during Sunday's 6-0 defeat to Arsenal.
West Ham fell to their joint-highest ever league defeat at home to the Gunners, shipping four goals before half-time and six come the end. Bukayo Saka netted twice for the away side with William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes, Leandro Trossard and former Hammer Declan Rice grabbing one apiece.
Moyes has now seen his side go seven games without a win in all competitions but Sunday was particularly damning. Goals conceded from set-pieces and a complete lack of fight are rare at the London Stadium and not the kind of thing people would come to expect from a Moyes side.
"Yes, it certainly is [up there as one of the most disappointing days as manager of West Ham]," he told Sky Sports. "It's one of those days which you don't want to happen very often, and it happened today.
"It's not been like my teams in the past. I'll take a bit of time and look at it and see if I can fix it. I take the responsibility, I pick the team but the players have to take responsibility.
"It's really important we do those jobs really well. We will always try to be as well organised as we can be. Arsenal were very good - we mustn't take that away. We weren't good.
"Yeah [fans leaving the ground at half-time]. I'm a football supporter. I understand that. I don't think the direction the club is heading in is the wrong direction. It's grown greatly since we came in. We were fighting relegation. We're not fighting relegation today.
"We were playing one of the top teams in the country who we took three points off earlier in the season so I have to say the club is in a really good place. We've had setbacks through the season and we'll try and come back from this one the best we can."