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West Ham's Stunning Carabao Cup Victory Over Arsenal Aided by an Unfortunate White Own Goal

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A 16th-minute own goal by Ben White provided West Ham United with an early lead, followed by a magnificent strike from Mohammed Kudus and a deflected effort by Jarrod Bowen, solidifying their control in the second half. In the waning moments, Martin Ødegaard's low strike offered Arsenal a small consolation.

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Despite holding an impressive eight-game unbeaten streak against their London rivals, Arsenal's manager, Mikel Arteta, made a strategic decision to introduce six changes to the lineup that triumphed 5-0 against Sheffield United on Saturday. Notably, he began the former West Ham captain, Declan Rice, on the bench.

In an unexpected turn of events, West Ham failed to register a single shot on goal during the first half. Nevertheless, they managed to take the lead at halftime, thanks to a fortuitous twist of fate involving Ben White. Jarrod Bowen delivered an inswinging corner from the left, with White inadvertently heading the ball into his own net, beating Ramsdale in the process.

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The beginning of the match didn't go as planned for Ramsdale, who was making his first start since Arsenal's victory over Brentford in the previous round of the Carabao Cup on September 27.

In the opening minutes of the second half, Ramsdale found himself retrieving the ball from the back of the net once again, this time due to a brilliantly executed goal. Kudus showcased remarkable skill with his initial touch on a deep ball into the box, skillfully cutting back onto his left foot before calmly slotting the ball into the far corner.

Mikel Arteta promptly reacted by introducing Rice and Oleksandr Zinchenko from the bench. However, the situation deteriorated for Arsenal, especially for Ramsdale and White.

A subpar headed clearance from an Arsenal defender landed at the feet of Bowen on the edge of the penalty area. His left-footed shot deflected off Jakub Kiwior of Arsenal, leaving Ramsdale helpless and visibly frustrated as the ball found the back of the net.

Arteta sought to ignite a dramatic comeback by bringing in substitutes Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, and Ødegaard into the attacking lineup. Nonetheless, Ødegaard's late attempt couldn't prevent a humbling loss for an Arsenal side currently positioned second in the Premier League.