FT- Arsenal U21 5-0 Dev Squad

FT: Arsenal U21 5-0 Development Squad

A dominant Arsenal ran the Hammers ragged at the Emirates. The Dev Squad started well yet two goals in the 15th minute made a difficult task near on impossible. Try as the Hammers did, Arsenal proved too silky and exploited their home advantage to the full. Reaction to follow. 

90: 5-0 to Arsenal. Former West Ham Academy man Ben Sheaf slams home a penalty past the helpless Sam Howes. 

88: Chambers runs with that ball for at least 60 yards, taking it from box-to-box. He's fouled and Mavila lines up the effort. He hits it well but Macey is equal to it. 

85: Knoyle plays Brown in, he bares down on goal however his effort hits the post. It would not have counted anyway as he was in an offside position. 

80: Ten minutes to find a consolation goal. Knoyle fires a terrific, teasing ball toward Jordan Brown. Bielik has to stretch to clear it. 

77: 16-year-old Declan Rice comes on for his U21 debut in place of Amos Nasha. A big moment for the youngster, not a bad stage either. He gets stuck in immediately, great enthusiasm. 

75: An impressive attendance of 2020 people inside the Emirates tonight, they've certainly got value for money this evening. 

72: Jaanai Gordon beats his man, cuts in from the right and shots fiercely, however it nestles just over. Good work from the striker. 

69: Marc Bola does well from left-back he drives to the edge of the box, beats his man before trying his luck. Howes sees it early and gets down comfortably. 

66: Better from the Hammers. They're knocking it around nicely and to their credit, refusing to give up. 

62: A brief stoppage in play as Amos Nasha receives some treatment. He's OK and we're back underway. 

58: Goal for Arsenal. Glen Kamara finishes off a superb move as the Gunners finish off a series of intricate passes. Somehow they manage to find the space among a crowded penalty box. 0-4. 

54: Westley shuffles his pack as Nathan Mavila comes on for Omar Rowe. 

53: The onslaught continues as Howes is called into question twice. He makes two excellent, certainly justifying his England U19 call up!

49: Out of nothing Arsenal have scored. Stephy Mavididi runs onto a loose pass and finishes smartly past Howes. 0-3. 

48: Gordon almost makes an instant impact! His attempted cross nearly catches Macey out who was off his line. His blushes are spared as the ball nestles on the roof of the net. 

46: The Hammers are back out first, Jaanai Gordon is preparing to come on in place of Djair Parfitt-Williams. 

HT: Referee Neil Hair blows his whistle. A big half-time needed from Westley's men. They're certainly not out of this but the next goal is crucial!

45: One minute to be added. 

44: Tafari Moore beats his man to the byline and drives a cross along the six yard box. Onariase clears in the nick of time. The corner swings out of play before it reaches the penalty area.   

42: Last few minutes of the half, the Hammers a working hard to reduce the deficit however that sloppy minute 15 minutes in is proving costly. 

39: Sustained period of pressure from Arsenal, they're camped on the edge of the Hammers' box but can't find a way through. Onariase is fouled and Howes pumps the free-kick long upfield. 

35: Dobson does superbly to rob Iwobi off the ball, he turns and drives at the defence. Brown makes a great run but he narrowly strays into an offside position, he was in otherwise!

31: The Hammers are beginning to regain their feet. Hendrie is looking to set Brown and Parfitt-Williams free at every opportunity however Julio Pleguezuelo and Krystian Bielik are a formidable pair at the back. 

28: Superb raking ball from Dobson which finds Hendrie, his touch is perfect and he whips a cross into Rowe. Glen Kamara gets his head to it just as Rowe was about to pull the trigger. From the resulting corner Onariase goes close but the hosts manage to hack it clear. Better!

25: Corner to the Gunners as a shot in blocked at the edge of the box...they try an intricate move but they're almost too clever and it goes out for a goalkick. 

22: The hosts are in control now and they probably should have netted a third. Iwobi, Hinds, Mavididi and Sheaf are all bearing down on goal, yet somehow the shot falls wide of the post. 

20: The Claret and Blues are inches away from halving the deficit. Jordan Brown is playing with fire in his belly, he shrugs two men off before hitting a shot on the spin. Somehow Macey gets down to his left to deny the striker. 

16: What an awful minute. The Gunners double their advantage, carving the Hammers open. Stephy Mavididi this time gets in on the action. Howes made a great save to deny Hinds yet the ball loops high in the six yard box. Mavididi jumps highest to head home from close range. 0-2. 

15: Arsenal go down the other end and score! Kaylen Hinds fires home at the second attempt after the initial shot was blocked. It fel lkindly to Hinds who couldn't miss the rebound. 0-1. 

14: Hendrie has the freedom of north London out on this left-flank. He bombs forward and arrows a dangerous cross toward Jordan Brown however it is too short. 

11: It must be something about playing in stadiums but the Hammers have started this game much brighter, and hungrier, then on Monday night at Rush Green. In particular Marcus Browne is looking very sharp in the early exchanges. 

8: Arsenal, as you'd expect, are trying to control the tempo of the match. They're passing it well but little to show by way of chances. Good pressing by the men in the West Ham midfield so far. 

First chance of the game falls to ex-Arsenal man Jordan Brown. He runs onto Hendrie's through-ball and forces Matt Macey into a good save.

3: Fast tempo to the game in the opening stages. Both teams trying to make the most of the vast pitch here at the Emirates.  

0: The Hammers do their traditional pre-match huddle and sprint out. Terry Westley has selected a pretty strong team tonight. Knoyle wins the toss and the Hammers will get us under way, kicking right-to-left. COYI

Here they come! The Gunners in their traditional red and white while the Hammers are in the electric blue. I seem to remember the away kit brought us luck here a little while ago...

Just ten minutes to go! Kyle Knoyle captains the side this evening. 

Tonight's hosts Arsenal have a won their two opening games of the season so far this season, while the Hammers are still looking for their first points of the season. 

Absolutely glorious evening here in north London. Both teams are out on the pitch warming up and a decent crowd is filing in. Just over 20 minutes until kick off!

Arsenal: Macey, Moore, Bola, Kamara, Bielik, Pleguezuelo, Reine-Adelaide, Sheaf, Mavididi, Hinds, Iwobi
Subs: O'Connor, Huddart (GK), Bennacer, Willock, Eyoma

West Ham United: Howes, Knoyle, Chambers, Onariase, Hendrie, Nasha (Rice 77), Dobson, Browne, Parfitt-Williams (Gordon 46), Rowe (Mavila 54), J. Brown
Subs: Westley, T.Brown

Referee: Neil Hair
Assistant Referees: Robin Cox & Wayne Bright
Fourth Official: Hossain Tavakkoli

Former Arsenal oldboys Jordan Brown and George Dobson are both set to face their former clubs. Following his U21 debut for the Hammers, whufc.com caught up with George Dobson ahead of his return to north London. 

We're just over an hour away until kick off, we will have team new shortly...

Hello and good evening to all Hammers' fans out there! We're reporting live from the Emirates as the Development Squad make the short journey north to play Arsenal.