Arsenal were dumped out of the Carabao Cup 3-1 by West Ham on Wednesday night in what was a poor outing all around from Mikel Arteta’s side.
Arsenal was soundly beaten by West Ham 3-1 as its Carabao Cup journey came to a screeching halt on Wednesday night.
In what was a poor showing all around from Mikel Arteta’s side, a disappointing first half was made even worse when Ben White flicked in Jared Bowen’s inswinging corner, and things went from bad to worse for the Gunners.
Just minutes after the restart, the Hammers doubled their lead through Mohammed Kudus. Then Bowen got in on the act, scoring West Ham’s third before Martin Odegaard netted a late consolation.
It was a poor showing from Arsenal, and the game provided plenty of talking points; here they are.
Talking points from Arsenal’s 3-1 loss to West Ham
Aaron Ramsdale does little to convince Arteta of No. 1 status
Ramsdale was given his first start in what felt like forever, and it was seen as a chance to stake his claim to be re-installed as Arsenal’s No. 1 over David Raya – but he didn’t cover himself in glory.
He looked uncomfortable under pressure from West Ham’s forwards, but his short passing was a bright spot, but that won’t influence Arteta’s thinking.
Didn’t do his chances of staying in the team any good. Advantage Raya.
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