Edson Álvarez, with a good game in Arsenal’s elimination from the Cup

West Ham beat Arsenal 3-1 in the fourth round of the English League Cup

He Arsenal of Mikel Arteta has run out League Cup. He West Ham Unitedmore effectively than anything else, eliminated the ‘Gunners’ (3-1) in the round of 16 and leaves them without the possibility of advancing in the first major title of the season.

The Mexican Edson Alvarez He played the entire game and gave something to talk about for his defensive solidity and his great ability to position himself in the midfield, where he cut off several dangerous advances by the Gunners. Of 31 passes attempted, the ‘Machín’ made 27 correctly, for 87% effectiveness; he lost one ball, intercepted two and recovered six; He committed four fouls and was not cautioned.

With an own goal from Ben White, a good goal from Mohammed Kudus and another from Jarrod Bowne, the ‘Hammers’ reached the quarter-finals and forced the Arsenal to focus on the other three titles in which they are still alive, the Premier League, the FA Cup – which has not yet started for them – and the Champions League.

And to some extent, Arteta’s team can blame this elimination on bad luck, as the match started on the wrong foot for them, when White cleared Jarred Bowen’s corner into his own goal. A silly goal that forced Arsenal to trail the entire match and that caused the curious scene of West Ham leading at half-time despite not having taken a shot, either on goal or off, in the entire first half.

Those of David Moyes They redeemed themselves after the break and with the score in their favor they played with fluidity and calmness until the final score fell. Mohammed Kuduswith excellent control with his left foot and shot with his right hand made it 2-0 and the third fell to the boots of Bowen, who shot from the front with the outside and after bouncing off a defender it slipped into the face of Aaron Ramsdale , starter ahead of David Raya.

In injury time and with no time left for more, Martin Odegaard, substitute for the second consecutive game, scored the winning goal.

With this defeat, the Arsenal They will continue one more year without winning the second most important cup in England and they have not won it since the 1992-1993 season. For his part, the West Ham expects a rival in the quarterfinals and aspires to win it for the first time. They have lost two finals, in 1966 and 1981.

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