Arsene Wenger: Arsenal were good enough to beat West Ham

9 Apr

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal put in a good enough performance to beat West Ham today, despite being held to a 3-3 draw.


Andy Carroll hit a hat-trick for the Hammers, as they came back from 2-0 down to lead 3-2, with Laurent Koscielny netting an equaliser for the visitiors.

Arsenal raced into an early lead – although they should have been behind when Manuel Lanzini netted an incorrectly called offside goal – but Slaven Bilic’s team showed the spirit that has characterised their season.

They fought back to get into the game, and Carroll capitalised on some questionable defending to run the Gunners ragged.

Despite Arsenal only coming away with one point from Upton Park, Wenger believes that his side put in a good enough performance to actually win the clash on Saturday afternoon.

“Our performance was good enough to win the game,” the Frenchman claimed.

“The technical domination we had in the first half, I feel we can only look at ourselves [for blame].”

The result leaves the North London side 10 points off first placed Leicester, and failing to win all-but ends any hope that Arsenal had of winning the Premier League.

Wenger is aware that drawing with West Ham was a bad result, although he believes securing the 3-3 draw was positive given the circumstances of the game.

He added: “It’s not a bad result [today], but in the context of the league, it is a bad result.”

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