Craig Dawson was the only bright spark for West Ham during dark, miserable north London night against Arsenal.

The Hammers were soundly beaten by the Gunners, and it was a bad night all round really.

David Moyes was missing some key players, including the likes of Kurt Zouma, Nayef Aguerd and Gianluca Scamacca.

The Scot still would have expected so much more from the XI that started the game.

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There were plenty of shocking performances out there last night, with the likes of Vladimir Coufal, Lukasz Fabianski, Tomas Soucek and Lucas Paqueta stinking out the place against Arsenal.

There was one bright spark though…

Craig Dawson superb for West Ham vs Arsenal

The 32-year-old continues to prove the doubters wrong, and he put in another sensational performance for the Hammers at the Emirates last night.

He defended very well indeed and showcased his impressive passing repertoire once again.

Dawson racked up one interception, seven clearances, three blocked shots. He made 35 passes and recorded a mightily impressive completion rate of 91.4% (Who Scored).

The former West Brom and Watford defender joined the Hammers originally on loan in October 2020 before making his move to the London Stadium a permanent one in July 2021.

Craig Dawson superb for West Ham vs Arsenal
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He has proven to be a superb signing by David Moyes. However, the bad news is that Dawson allegedly wants to move on and could leave the club either in January or on a free transfer in the summer.

Losing the 32-year-old will be a major blow for Moyes.

In spite of all the money he has spent on centre-backs, it could be argued that the experienced defender is still the pick of the bunch.

Craig Dawson was superb for West Ham against Arsenal last night. Let’s just hope that he remains at the club until at least the end of this season.

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