Mark Schwarzer was impressed by the performance of Craig Dawson for West Ham against Arsenal.

The Hammers fell to a 2-0 defeat at the Emirates, but the 31-year-old was relatively solid at the back.

However, he couldn’t prevent David Moyes’ side from slipping out of the top four as they begin to stutter away from the London Stadium.

Schwarzer said on the BBC: “Craig Dawson has been huge for West Ham tonight – he is keeping them in the game. Even though Arsenal have controlled for large parts of this game, West Ham are still very much in it.”

Hammers battle hard but struggle to create.

In truth, West Ham struggled to create much against a decent Arsenal side who made life difficult for the depleted Hammers.

However, Dawson put on a show for his manager and perhaps gave Moyes some food for thought with his latest performance for the Irons.

The former West Brom man has been a solid addition at the London Stadium and is more than happy to fill in when needed.

On Wednesday night [15 December], the 31-year-old was a rock at the back, and even when the Irons went down to ten men in the second half, he battled on.

However, he couldn’t do anything to stop the Hammers’ poor run in the league away from home.

It is now four league games without a win away from the London Stadium, and if they are going to make a proper top-four challenge, they are going to have to sort that out.

In other West Ham news, here are our player ratings from the game against Arsenal.

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