Mikel Arteta Points the blame as Arsenal Knock out of Carabao cup


Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has taken the blame for the 3-1 defeat to West Ham in the Carabao Cup fourth round on Wednesday night.

The Gunners were trailing by three goals already, thanks to Ben White’s own goal and strikes from Mohamed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen, before Martin Odegaard pulled one back.

Speaking after the game, Arteta said: “I’m very disappointed. I am responsible for that, we’re out of the cup and we wanted to play a very different game.

“The game took a direction because of the first goal and we can discuss that but we have to see much more from the team to earn a result at a place like here.

“If there is VAR there’s no [first] goal, that’s for sure.”

Arsenal travel to Newcastle United next in the Premier League on Saturday evening.