West Ham suffered a 2-0 defeat against London rivals in the Premier League clash on Wednesday night at the Emirates Stadium.

Mark Schwarzer, while commentating on BBC Radio 5, has showered praise on the Hammers goalkeeper, Lukasz Fabianski, who was brilliant during the game.

Gabrielle Martinelli and Emile Smith-Rowe scored in the second half to earn all three points for the Gunners

Fabianski saved a penalty in the second half to deny Alexandre Lacazette. Schwarzer was pretty impressed with the effort from the Hammers goalkeeper.

He said to BBC Sport: “Really good save from Fabianski. Waited until the last moment, full stretch to his left-hand side, two hands and a really good save.”


The West Ham keeper guessed it right and pushed the Lacazette’s spot-kick away, after Vlamidir
Coufal fouled the French striker in the box.

Fabianski also pulled off
some excellent saves in the first half.

Craig Dawson, who was
magnificent during the game, prevented Martin Odegaard from firing the
target with a sliding block. The ball fell to Kieran Tierney who rattled the
crossbar, with Fabianski tipping on to the bar.

It has been a very disappointing performance from the Hammers, with the players appearing to be tiring. The effect of juggling between the league and Europe is probably having a toll on the body.

The Hammers have only picked
up one win in their last six games in all competitions.

Most importantly, they are
struggling away from home. They lost against Wolves, Man City, drew against
Burnley and lost against the Gunners in their last four games away from the
London stadium.

This is something David Moyes needs to address in the coming games.

In other West Ham news, the Hammers have identified their next signing from the Championship.

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