Mikel Arteta identifies key areas Arsenal must improve after west Ham Defeat.

 Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta has identified the key areas his team need to improve after their Carabao Cup 3-1 defeat to West Ham United on Wednesday at the London Stadium.

Arteta watched as West Ham eliminated Arsenal from the Carabao Cup, following goals from Ben Whites (own-goal) Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen.

The former Manchester City assistant manager did not start the likes of William Saliba and Declan Rice against David Moyes’ side.

When asked if the absence of Rice and Saliba had a big impact on Arsenal’s lack of physicality, Arteta told reporters at his post-match press conference after the game: “Obviously there are different players that bring something different to the table but it’s not about that, it is about a lot of simple things that we didn’t do well at all today.

“Some of them were competing, some were duels, 50-50s, but we had a lot of giveaways we have in areas that we didn’t allow us in any moment to be a threat in the final third and that’s something we have to improve dramatically from today.”

Arsenal will now face Newcastle United in an away Premier League clash this weekend.