Unai Emery has paid the price for his tactical failings today, giving his Arsenal side a lack of personnel in attack, and clearly not enough to keep a clean sheet also.
Arsenal play host to West Ham in today’s Carabao Cup Quarter-final, as we attempt to win the competition for the first time under Arsene Wenger.
The French boss has so far failed to lift the trophy, although he has consistently used the full breadth of his squad in the competition over the years. The same is expected from his line-up today also.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has blamed his miss for failing to secure the win over West Ham.
The England international started his first Premier League match of the season at the London Stadium, and despite impressing, was unable to help his side secure all three points.
Arsenal will be frustrated at having failed to pick up the all-important three points tonight, but West Ham deserve huge credit for their performance.
Just like the weekend, David Moyes had his side well organised at the back, and really limited the space we was able to get in their half, while managing to cause us trouble when attacking also.
Arsenal topped the London table for revenue for the 2016-17 season, out-earning Premier League’s top two of Chelsea and Tottenham.
The Gunners endured their worst league campaign of Arsene Wenger’s reign, and will now be forced to miss out on Champions League football for next season, but did manage to finish the season with an FA Cup trophy.
West Ham chief David Gold has claimed that there is no pressure on Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to leave the club, despite the recent fans revolt. The Gunners’ boss is out of contract this summer, and has declared that he will make a decision on his future ‘soon’. That was said three weeks ago however, and there appears to be no announcement set as of yet.
Arsene Wenger has moved to praise Mesut Ozil’s display against West Ham United, citing his performance as a return to ‘focus’.
The German opened the scoring in our 3-0 defeat of the Hammers last night, before setting Theo Walcott up to double the lead 10 minutes later on the way to victory.
Emilio Martinez is expected to start tonight’s match at home to West Ham, with Arsenal’s first choices both out injured.
Petr Cech limped off the field against West Bromwich Albion last month, and is yet to return to action, but should only be a couple weeks from a return. David Ospina played as recently as the weekend’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City, but looked to be struggling with a back injury through-out the match, and looks to be unavailable tonight.