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Arsenal fans turn on Wenger after West Ham draw

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Wenger Out banners displayed at Upton Park by Arsenal fans
Wenger Out banners displayed at Upton Park by Arsenal fans

Arsenal's hopes of mounting a late push to halt Leicester's Premier League title dream appeared to come to an end after a 3-3 draw against West Ham - and it didn't take long for Gunners fans to turn their venom on manager Arsene Wenger.

Needing a win to keep his side's fading title hopes alive, Wenger opted to leave first choice keeper Petr Cech on the bench as David Ospina started in his place.

Arsenal's failure to hang on to a 2-0 first half lead as Andy Carroll (below) completed a hat-trick saw Gunners fans start to vent their fury on Twitter, with Laurent Koscielny's 70th minute equaliser not enough to quell their annoyance at the final whistle.

Wenger admitted Carroll exposed the weaknesses which have all but cost Arsenal the title this season as he offered few excuses at the final whistle.

"Why did we struggle with Carroll? Because he's good in the air," said Wenger.

"We had a good game but a bad result, and we paid for a weakness we have had all season - headers in our box."

However, Wenger did question whether Carroll should have still been on the pitch after escaping with a yellow card for a nasty challenge on Koscielny early on.

"Yes of course, he was lucky to finish the game," added the Frenchman. "But that doesn't mean we have to concede goals from headers, we have to look at ourselves."

Wenger's comments will do little to silence the suspicion that many Arsenal fans are losing faith with him, as these comments on Twitter confirmed: