“I need someone to explain to me how this guy plays for my Darling club, he’s worst than Man Utd players”- Arsenal legend Ian Wright criticizes Arsenal’s 24-year-old star for causing Arsenal to lose 3-1 to West Ham in the Carabao Cup last night.
WEST HAM UNITED KICK ARSENAL OUT OF THE CARABAO CUP, SAYS IAN WRIGJT.
Arsenal were defeated by West Ham United in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup at the London Stadium on Wednesday night, their second defeat in all competitions this season.
For the game, Gunners manager Mikel Arteta made many changes to his starting XI, which proved expensive.
Ben White’s unlucky own goal gave West Ham the lead 16 minutes in, and second-half goals from Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen compounded things for Arsenal.
Martin Odegaard’s 96th-minute goal was simply a consolation for the Gunners, and talkSPORT analyst and Arsenal fan Darren Bent was not impressed with their performance, singling out Kai Havertz for criticism after the game.
The former striker turned to social media platform X to respond to the Germany international’s performance.
West Ham deserve credit; Arsenal were nowhere to be found tonight. I hate focusing on a one player, but I need someone to explain why $65 million was spent on Kai Havertz and what he brings to the team. I haven’t seen anything significant in 15 games this season.
November 1, 2023 — Darren Bent (@DarrenBent)
The 24-year-old started in a three-man midfield alongside Jorginho and Fabio Vieira, but he failed to impress and did not dominate the game against West Ham.
Jorginho, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Leandro Trossard, Reiss Nelson, and Eddie Nketiah were replaced in the second half by Declan Rice, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, and Odegaard, respectively.
However, the adjustments were insufficient as the hosts hung on for a deserved win against a poor Arsenal team.
Arteta cannot be faulted for giving some of his periphery players a chance to shine, but the Gunners have passed up a fantastic opportunity to win such a competition, with Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester United also missing out.
While he came close to scoring twice in the first half, Havertz failed to make an impression, struggled to create opportunities, and was fairly quiet throughout.
He hasn’t had much success since joining Arsenal from Chelsea in the summer, and he’s set to be on the bench when the Gunners travel to St James Park to face Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday.