Moyes highlights where West Ham need new signings, reacts to teenagers' performances

West Ham United's Scottish manager David Moyes gestures from the touchline during the English League Cup quarter-final football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates...

West Ham United lost 1-0 at Arsenal in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.

West Ham United's Scottish manager David Moyes gestures from the touchline during the English League Cup quarter-final football match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates...West Ham United manager David Moyes

West Ham United boss David Moyes has told the club's official website that he is looking for midfield reinforcements – but was pleased with both Declan Rice and Domingos Quina.

The Hammers were buoyant after beating Stoke City 3-0 in the Premier League over the weekend, but the Premier League took a back seat on Tuesday night as West Ham took on Arsenal in the Carabao Cup.

David Moyes' men picked up a 0-0 draw against Arsenal in the Premier League last week, but they fell to defeat this time thanks to Danny Welbeck's first half winner.

Joseph Willock of Arsenal evades Declan Rice of West Ham United during the Carabao Cup Quarter-Final match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on December 19, 2017 in...Joe Willock of Arsenal evades Declan Rice of West Ham United

With just 33% of possession, one shot on goal, no shots on target and no corners, West Ham will be far from happy with their performance, and will hope it doesn't half their momentum.

Moyes made six changes to the side which beat Stoke, with teenagers Declan Rice and Domingos Quina both coming into midfield for the Hammers.

Both players have been tipped for big things with West Ham, and Moyes admitted to the club's official website after the final whistle that he was pleased with both players, and hopes to develop more young players.

Olivier Giroud of Arsenal and Domingos Quina of West Ham United jump for the ball during the Carabao Cup Quarter-Final match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on...Olivier Giroud of Arsenal and Domingos Quina of West Ham United jump for the ball

However, Moyes also feels that West Ham are short in midfield, and wants to add quality to his engine room during the upcoming January transfer window.

“I think we have been making progress and winning games and we’ve been well organised and hard to play against,” said Moyes. “We showed that again tonight. But what we’re seeing as we go along is the next step is adding quality. Tonight we were short on midfield players and generally we’re short in that area and we could do with adding a little more craft.”

“It’s an area we’re short at the moment. But January is never the easiest month to deal with. It was great young Dom played well and Declan Rice got a good game, so we have to develop our own players too,” he added.

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