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Arsenal 1-0 West Ham United: 5 Talking Points

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One of Arsenal's many youngsters, Joe Willock, had a really composed game in the middle tonight

Arsenal held on nervously to a 1-0 lead over West Ham United to qualify for the semi-finals of the EFL Cup thanks to a goal from Danny Welbeck.

Arsene Wenger made 11 changes to his squad for tonight and David Moyes made 5 but the home side started the game brightly taking chances - even as early as the first minute - and only saw a breakthrough in the minutes leading up to halftime.

West Ham held Arsenal to a point 6 days earlier in the Premier League but couldn't get one past them this time to ensure the same. Here's what we learned:

#5 This is the year for Arsenal's youngsters

Arsene Wenger, thanks to qualifying for the UEFA Europa League this season, has the ability to call upon the kids from the reserves as well as a bunch of squad players and he's been exploiting that chance quite ruthlessly.

Joe Willock, Rob Holding, Calum Chambers, Ben Sheaf, Josh DaSilva and Reiss Nelson all got the opportunity to represent the Gunners tonight and they did well to keep their place with the knockout rounds of the Europa League edging closer.

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