Ultimately, Arsenal’s Carabao Cup fourth round exit at the hands of West Ham United will have ramifications for some senior players as the season progresses.
Mikel Arteta Amatriain voiced to the media after our 3-1 defeat to West Ham United in the Carabao Cup, as our scuttle in the competition came to an end at the fourth-round stage last night.
The boss was asked about various topics, including Emile Smith Rowe’s injury, his team selection, and using this defeat as motivation for Saturday’s match against Newcastle.
Here is everything he had to say:
On his assessment of the game:
I’m very disappointed. Obviously I am responsible for that, we are out of the cup and we wanted to play a very different game, and especially we wanted to compete in a game like this, which we discussed for 48 hours, in a very different way to what we’ve done.
West Ham were winless against Arsenal since January 2019 but found themselves ahead after 16 minutes when Ben White headed into his own net from a corner.
Arsenal spurned chances through Eddie Nketiah and Kai Havertz in the first half and were made to pay after the break when Mohammed Kudus extended the lead after a break with a wonderful first touch and finish.
Declan Rice was greeted with boos as he came on for Arsenal but the former West Ham captain could do nothing to prevent Jarrod Bowen from finding a third, with Martin Odegaard’s late goal of little consolation as his side suffered an early exit from the cup for the second season running.
West Ham vs Arsenal
- FT: West Ham beat Arsenal out of Carabao Cup with superb 3-0 win
- GOAL — Odegaard finds late consolation for visitors (WHU 3-1 ARS)
- GOAL — Bowen adds third with deflected strike (WHU 3-0 ARS)
- GOAL — Kudus doubles leads with wonderful finish (WHU 2-0 ARS)
- GOAL — Ben White heads into his own net to give Hammers lead (WHU 1-0 ARS)