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Arsenal vs West Ham United: EFL Cup quarter-final as it happened

All the latest from the Emirates plus goals from Leicester vs Manchester City

Liam Corless
Tuesday 19 December 2017 22:41 GMT
Welbeck scuffed the ball home to give Arsenal the lead
Welbeck scuffed the ball home to give Arsenal the lead (Getty)

Arsenal and West Ham meet for the second time in seven days, having played out a 0-0 draw at the London Stadium last week, as the two sides go head to head tonight in the quarter-finals of the League Cup.

Arsenal, as expected in the previous fixture, dominated possession but were unable to break down a stubborn West Ham team that restricted Arsenal to a mere three shots on target. David Moyes will want a similarly committed display against an Arsenal side that Arsene Wenger will be sure to rotate ahead of a tough fixture against Liverpool at the Emirates on Friday.

Follow all of the live action below


Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of tonight's EFL Cup quarter-final matches!

Join us an hour ahead of kick-off for the latest team news, build-up and minute-by-minute coverage. 

Vithushan Ehantharajah19 December 2017 18:29

Arsenal vs West Ham team news

Liam Corless19 December 2017 18:46

Leicester vs Manchester City team news

Liam Corless19 December 2017 18:47

Well, from those teams it's clear to see that the Carabao Cup isn't exactly a priority for the managers of all four teams in action tonight.

Ah well, let's hope for a couple of cracking matches regardless.

Here, we'll be primarily focusing on the London derby between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates but we'll also be bringing you updates from the King Power Stadium as Leicester taken on Manchester City.

Liam Corless19 December 2017 18:55

Moyes: We need to win trophies

Earlier this week West Ham boss David Moyes stressed the importance of bringing silverware to the London Stadium.

“It would definitely boost the club and everything we do, 100 per cent, if we were to go through,” he said. “I’ve been fortunate enough to be at some big clubs and you need to win trophies."

Liam Corless19 December 2017 19:08

Liam Corless19 December 2017 19:12

Arsenal vs West Ham - last five meetings

  • West Ham 0-0 Arsenal, December 2017 (Premier League)
  • Arsenal 3-0 West Ham, April 2017 (Premier League)
  • West Ham 1-5 Arsenal, December 2016 (Premier League)
  • West Ham 3-3 Arsenal, April 2016 (Premier League)
  • Arsenal 0-2 West Ham, August 2015 (Premier League)
Liam Corless19 December 2017 19:15

Pre-match quotes from Pep Guardiola

On his much-changed starting XI: "You cannot play four competitions with the same guys in England."

On Phil Foden's inclusion: "Every training session, every game, when you are 17 years old there is a chance to improve. It's always a good chance. I tell him to play how he knows to play and to do what he has to do offensively and defensively. "

Quotes from Sky Sports

Liam Corless19 December 2017 19:21

Pre-match quotes from Claude Puel

On the chance for Leicester to reach the last eight: "We have to put in a good performance. Of course it's a tough challenge against this team but it's a good opportunity to give our fans some enjoyment."

On his run to the final as Southampton boss last season: "This competition has a good memory for me. It was a fantastic journey with Southampton and we will try to have a good journey for Leicester too."

Quotes from Sky Sports

Liam Corless19 December 2017 19:24

Liam Corless19 December 2017 19:29

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