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Reaction To A Crazy Game As Arsenal Collapse Under Pressure Yet Again

Reaction To A Crazy Game As Arsenal Collapse Under Pressure Yet Again
By Gavin Cooney

Arsenal used their final trip to Upton Park to conjure a microcosm for their last decade under Arsene Wenger. They roared into a 2-0 lead early on, and then went about conceding three goals to Andy Carroll (!) before getting a goal back to briefly show late promise that ultimately goes unfulfilled.

There was surprise early on as Wenger opted to keep faith with David Ospina rather than select the fit-again Petr Cech:

Arsenal started well, and sauntered into a 2-0 lead against a West Ham side that started very slowly. Both goals were assisted by Alex Iwobi. Piers was happy:

Carroll then scored twice before half-time. Piers was not happy.

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Others focussed on the contribution of Carroll, who completed his hat-trick minutes into the second half:m

Arsenal equalised through Laurent Koscielny, but couldn't better it, and ended with a point that all but ends their title hopes. It is an opportunity missed for the Gunners to catapult themselves back into title contention, and many saw Arsenal's failure to win a game they were cruising in as proof of the club's mental fragility:

The mind-numbing sameness of Arsenal's season continues unabated. You feel the starting point for any change in that cycle will be a revamp in the dug-out.

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