Arsene Wenger was pleased to see his Arsenal team take all three points from yesterday’s match against West Ham, but he admitted that the height of Andy Carroll certainly caused problems for the Arsenal defence, while Kevin Nolan also had two easy chances to score for the Hammers but failed with his final touch.
Wenger said: “You never can completely control Carroll for 90 minutes. You have to fight for him and be good on the second ball. The problem with West Ham is not only Carroll, but is also Nolan on the second ball in the box. We could have been punished once or twice but overall we gave it all to deal well with him. Carroll was really up for it I must say. He did fight from the first to the last minute.”