Well, that was a cracker of a result.

I find the anger and bile directed at Arsenal ridiculous. It was a game of football that we didn’t do enough to win. We made daft mistakes and West Ham are a good side. We just didn’t deal well enough with an attacker who will not score a hat-trick again in 2016.

Who’s to blame. Plenty of suspects, giving away terrible free-kicks and allowing crosses to come in.

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Simply what needed to happen was for Gabriel and Koscielny to tell Elneny to sit deeper and help out Bellerin and Monreal. Both of which were shorn of cover on the flanks. We needed to play smarter at 2:0, we needed to defend smarter and  stop the balls getting into the box. The first goal was exactly that, a cross from Cresswell, Carroll 1v1 on Monreal was never going to be an ideal match and it ended in a goal for Carroll. Crosses into the box like that are Carroll’s bread and butter and we needed to give him more attention.

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