Arsene Wenger watched his team suffered a 3-3 draw with West Ham and this has effectively ended their hopes of winning the title.
It would take an astonishing collapse from Leicester City and Tottenham in order to get Arsenal back in the race for the Premier League. As another trophyless campaign beckons for the club, the Frenchman claims that his team is defending against headers left him disappointed. Andy Carroll came up with a hat-trick and he seemed unstoppable against the gunners. Like on numerous occasions in the last decade, Arsenal threw away a two-goal lead and ended up going behind.
It required a second-half goals from Laurent Koscielny in order to at least get a point from their last visit to Upton Park. After keeping a clean sheet in the last two league matches, Arsenal would have been feeling confident going into the game. Wenger sounded reasonably confident about winning the league title this position. The club have now fallen 13 points behind leaders Leicester with only six matches left for Arsenal. Leicester were able to improve their advantage after a 2-0 comfortable victory over Sunderland on Sunday. Wenger was happy with his team’s defensive recordoverall, but he claimed that headers continued to be a weak point.
Per Mertesacker continued to remain on the sidelines despite his strength in the air.”If you look at our defensive record we are third best in the league.We can’t make too much of it. But if we had a weakness today it is in the air. We lacked a bit of a tricky attitude.We know that Carroll can beat anyone in the air but we jumped and made it a bit not uncomfortable for him.In the game we did not have many problems. But the problems weren’t especially central defence, more on the flanks where we suffered,” said Wenger.