The last West Ham XI to beat Arsenal at home: Where are they now?

West Ham's Marlon Harewood celebrates victory and Premiership survival

This was the West Ham XI that beat Arsenal 1-0 at Upton Park back in 2006.

It’s been a busy week of taking on the so-called big sides for West Ham United.

First up was Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League, a game they got a respectable 1-1 draw from.

They then faced United again in the EFL Cup on Wednesday but Jose Mourinho’s side came away with a  4-1 victory in that meeting.

Next, up it is old rivals Arsenal at the London Stadium, a fixture the Hammers have not won at home in a decade.

Their last win over their rivals at home came all the way back in 2006, with Marlon Harewood’s 89th-minute winner sparking an ugly clash between managers Alan Pardew and Arsene Wenger. Here’s what happened to the team that secure that 1-0 success.

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Rob Green

A clean sheet is a happy occasion for any goalkeeper and even more so when you managed to keep Thierry Henry and Robin Van Persie quiet.

Green made 241 appearances in total for West Ham before leaving to join Queens Park Rangers in 2012. He currently stars for Leeds United in the Championship.

Danny Gabbidon

Gabbidon joined West Ham in July 2005 and went on to make 99 appearances in all competitions for the Hammers without managing a goal.

He was released in 2011 and went on to have spells with Queens Park Rangers, Crystal Palace and Cardiff City before joining Welsh side Panteg in 2015. He is a player-coach at the club and also does various media work.

Paul Konchesky

Signed from fellow Londoners Charlton Athletic in 2005, Konchesky managed just 70 appearances in all competitions at West Ham.

Since leaving in 2007 he has moved to various clubs in England and now finds himself with Gillingham in League One, aged 35.

Jonathan Spector

Most well known for bagging two goals in a 4-0 rout of Manchester United, Spector managed 115 games in five years at West Ham.

He was released in 2011, ending up at Birmingham City, and is still starring for them to this date, having made 16 appearances for them in the Championship this season.

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Anton Ferdinand

The little brother of Rio Ferdinand, Anton has failed to reach anywhere near the heights managed by his sibling.

He managed 164 appearances for the Hammers and since leaving in 2008 has had spells with Sunderland, QPR, Turkish duo Bursaspor and Antalyaspor, Reading before joining Southend United this summer.

Hayden Mullins

The man who was Alan Pardew’s first signing as West Ham manager, Mullins managed 213 appearances and seven goals for the Hammer in a six-year spell.

He left in 2009 and after various spells around England ended his career with Notts County in League One last year.

Yossi Benayoun

The first of two spells for Benayoun with West Ham, the first of which was more successful than the latter.

He managed 78 appearances in total for the Hammers and now turns out for Maccabi Tel Aviv aged 36.

Lee Bowyer

Like Benayoun, Bowyer had two separate spells with the Hammers and managed 71 appearances for the club in total.

He retired in 2015 after a short spell with Ipswich Town and moved into coaching, managing Watford’s U21 team before leaving in November last year.

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Matthew Etherington

A former Tottenham Hotspur man, Etherington went on to make 195 appearances for the Hammers and was the Hammer of the Year in 2004.

He was sold to Stoke City in 2009 and made 177 appearances for the Potters before retiring in December 2014 due to a back injury.

Nigel Reo-Coker

Signed in the summer of 2004, Reo-Coker went on to make 142 appearances for the Hammers in four years.

He headed to America to join Vancouver Whitecaps in 2013 and has since turned out for Chivas USA and Montreal Impact before having his contract terminated in January of this year.

Bobby Zamora

Another Tottenham Hotspur man who became a firm fan favourite during his time at Upton Park.

Zamora made 152 appearances in four years with West Ham and famously scored the goal that got them back into the Premier League. His last club was Brighton and Hove Albion, who he left this summer.

Special Mention: Marlon Harewood

The man who scored the goal that sealed West Ham’s last home win over Arsenal, Harewood made 170 appearances and scored 56 goals for the Hammers.

He left in 2007 and has since had spells with numerous clubs in England as well as Guangzhou R&F in China. He currently turns out for Nuneaton Town aged 37.

West Ham's Marlon Harewood celebrates victory and Premiership survivalWest Ham's Marlon Harewood celebrates victory and Premiership survival

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