Arsenal locked horns with West Ham United at the London Stadium earlier tonight as they hoped to secure a positive result in the EFL Cup. The Gunners made a poor start to the contest as they conceded the opening goal in the 16th minute when Ben White scored an unfortunate own goal. Mikel Arteta‘s men failed to mount a comeback and went into the half-time interval 1-0 down on the scoreline.
Mohammed Kudus scored for West Ham again in the 50th minute before Jarrod Bowen put the match to bed just ten minutes later. Martin Odegaard grabbed a late consolation goal as the Gunners ended up crashing to a 3-1 loss at the London Stadium.
Let’s take a look at how each Arsenal player fared during the clash against the Hammers.
GK: Aaron Ramsdale – 5.5/10
The English keeper failed to make a save in the game and conceded three goals tonight.
RB: Ben White – 5.5/10
He scored an unfortunate own goal in the 16th minute and was far from convincing when defending inside his half.
CB: Jakub Kiwior – 6/10
Kiwior did his fair share of defending but it was not enough tonight.
CB: Gabriel – 6/10
The Brazilian defender got stuck in with a couple of tackles but failed to keep the Hammers quiet in the second half.
LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko – 6/10
He looked shaky at the back and lacked ideas in the West Ham half.
CM: Fabio Vieira – 7/10
Vieira made some inviting chances for his teammates and picked up an assist for setting up Odegaard’s late goal.
CM: Jorginho – 6.5/10
The Italian had a few bright moments in the final third but failed to offer adequate protection for his teammates at the back.
CM: Kai Havertz – 6/10
Havertz didn’t hesitate to have a strike at goal but lacked quality in the opponent’s half.
RW: Reiss Nelson – 6.5/10
He caused some problems for the West Ham defenders but there was no goal for him.
ST: Eddie Nketiah – 6/10
Nketiah was quiet for most of the game and was fortunate to last 79 minutes.
LW: Leandro Trossard – 6/10
He made two positive runs with the ball but never looked like he would score.
CM: Declan Rice – 6.5/10
He added more energy to Arsenal’s midfield.
LB: Takehiro Tomiyasu – 6/10
Tomiyasu failed to keep things tidy at the back.
RW: Bukayo Saka – 6.5/10
Saka had some bright moments after coming off the bench.
LW: Gabriel Martinelli – 6/10
He struggled to get into the flow of the game.
CM: Martin Odegaard – 7.5/10
He scored a consolation goal for Arsenal in injury-time.