Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke tells Mikel Arteta that he MUST fire the £150,000-per-week Arsenal star who was “disgraceful” against WestHam. Arteta informs Kroenke that he will risk losing his job if he does not remove the player.
The starting position of Arsenal’s star, who was a 3/10 against West Ham, must be taken away from him.
The group captained by Mikel Arteta had a poor showing in the Carabao Cup, and one player in particular stood out as having a very poor showing.
At the London Stadium on Wednesday evening, Arsenal were eliminated from the Carabao Cup after suffering a humiliating 3-1 loss at the hands of West Ham United. This result prevented Arsenal from advancing to the quarterfinals of the competition.
Mikel Arteta would have hoped for a similar outcome against Premier League opponents against the Irons after prevailing over Brentford in the previous round, but unfortunately, this was not the case.
Declan Rice’s return to east London was met with a reaction that was far different from what he had hoped for, and the north Londoners’ Carabao Cup campaign ultimately came to an unsuccessful conclusion.
What went wrong for Arsenal in their match against West Ham
Things quickly went downhill for Arsenal in a match that started off well for the away team in terms of possession. As the Irons began to test the defense, the game began to drift away from the control of the away team, and Arsenal found themselves in a difficult position.
Although the Gunners held possession of the ball for 71% of the game, their shortcomings were highlighted as the home team scored three goals with only five shots on goal, as reported by Sofascore.
Ben White scored the opening goal of the game for the team managed by David Moyes in the first half. He did so by putting Jarrod Bowen’s corner kick beyond the reach of Aaron Ramsdale, who was making his return in goal and had a difficult night.
After halftime, Arteta gave his team a pep talk, but it was obvious that it did not motivate them, as West Ham’s Mohammed Kudus doubled their advantage in a manner that embarrassed Arsenal’s defense.
After Bowen scored the third goal for the Hammers just before the hour mark, the game was effectively over for the away team. Martin Odegaard scored a consolation goal for the away team just a few seconds before the game clock ran out.
Arsenal’s performance in east London was plagued by defensive mistakes and a lack of cooperation in the midfield, but one player in particular stood out as the bad apple of the bunch.
The statistics of Oleksandr Zinchenko’s game versus West Ham are as follows:
Takehiro Tomiyasu has been starting in place of Oleksandr Zinchenko in recent games since the 26-year-old Ukrainian has been struggling defensively. Zinchenko’s performance against West Ham demonstrated why Arteta made this decision.
The full-back, who had been called “weak” by journalist Josh Bunting, was mocked by Kudus for the second goal scored by the host, which closed off a troubling display from the four-time winner of the Premier League. In point of fact, the defender was awakened from his slumber on the left wing by the summer signing for the Hammers, who patiently collected the ball before putting Zinchenko in an awkward position.
After 57 minutes, Arteta made the decision to replace the underperformer who was making 150,000 pounds a week. Arsenal celebrity Eduardo Hagn referred to his defending as “disgraceful.”
The international player from Ukraine was only on the field for a short period of time, but his miserable performance as an individual on the left side of defense left a bad taste in the mouths of those who watched. He failed to make a good impression during that time.
According to Sofascore, Zinchenko was vulnerable since he lost all of his aerial duels, had a 100% failure rate on his attempted dribbles, and lost possession of the ball eight times, which allowed the Hammers to take advantage of his weaknesses.
Despite having only one ground duel at left-back under his belt, the former Manchester City defender received a dreary match rating of 3/10 by journalist Charles Watts via Goal. Watts referred to the 26-year-old as defensively “suspect.”
It was a wake-up call not only for Arsenal, who are still undefeated in the Premier League, but also for Arteta, who referenced Zinchenko, whose time as the Gunners’ first-choice left-back may be coming to an end.