Kalvin Phillips' West Ham nightmare continues as on-loan Man City man hit for six
Kalvin Phillips' fresh start at West Ham United has quickly turned into something of a nightmare after Arsenal humiliated his new side 6-0 at the London Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Manchester City midfielder Phillips joined the Hammers on loan during the winter transfer window after failing to secure a regular start under Pep Guardiola, despite the Catalan paying Leeds United a basic fee of £42million to bring the 28-year-old to the Etihad in the summer of 2022.
The England international endured a nightmare West Ham debut after gifting Bournemouth a goal with almost his first touch in claret and blue. He was then only a late substitute against Manchester United, as the Hammers suffered a 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford last weekend.
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Phillips was back on the bench on Sunday as title-chasing Arsenal came to the London Stadium, but by the time he got onto the pitch, his new team were already 4-0 down as Mikel Arteta's swashbuckling Gunners ran riot. Thousands of supporters were seen leaving the stadium before half-time as the shell-shocked Hammers failed to contain their vastly superior opponents, with both the half-time and full-time whistles being greeted with deafening boos from the disgruntled home fans.
The decision to move to West Ham last month was an easy one for Phillips when it became apparent that his place in England's squad for this summer's European Championships was in serious doubt. Reflecting on his time at City, he said: "I definitely wouldn't have been at this summer's Euros if I hadn't moved in