West Ham dump Arsenal out of Carabao Cup

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  • Post published:November 1, 2023

West Ham United dumped Arsenal out of the Carabao Cup in the fourth round following their 3-1 victory at the London Stadium on Wednesday evening.

The home team went ahead with an own goal by Ben White. But goals by Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen early in the second half sealed the deal.

Declan Rice was left off when Arteta went back to the London Stadium. The England international was on the bench with Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, and William Saliba, all of whom are big names at Arsenal.

Aaron Ramsdale got to start because David Raya was taken out and Aaron Ramsdale was put in. It was a bad night for the Arsenal custodian.

Bowen sent in a dangerous corner kick, and White got there before Ramsdale. But after 16 minutes, he could only head it into his own net.

Eddie Nketiah did start for the away team. He had just scored his first hat-trick in the Premier League, as his team beat Sheffield United 5-0 on Saturday.

But he missed Arsenal’s best chance to tie the game when he shot high just before halftime.

Kudus instead made it 2-0 with a great touch and low finish on Nayef Aguerd’s long ball forward in the 50th minute.

When Rice was then introduced, the West Ham fans had mixed feelings.

Any hopes that Arsenal had of coming back were dashed by Bowen’s goal from the edge of the box on the hour mark.

It was Jakub Kiwior’s fault that Ramsdale couldn’t keep it out, but he should have done better.

In the last few minutes, Arteta brought on Saka, Odegaard, and Gabriel Martinelli. Odegaard scored a goal to make things better deep into stoppage time.

But it was too little, too late. Arsenal still hasn’t won the League Cup in 30 years.