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As if his team’s sudden collapse after leading 2-0 was not enough of a surprise, Arsene Wenger has revealed there was another thing he did not expect on Saturday.

It took a Laurent Kosicelny equalizer for the Gunners to settle for a point after a two-goal lead courtesy of strikes from Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez was wiped out by a hat-trick from Andy Carroll.

The 3-3 draw at West Ham has inspired more criticism from fans who have often lamented Wenger’s tactics and team selections.

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But after witnessing his side bullied by the Hammer’s striker, the Arsenal boss insists he did not pick a line-up featuring his tallest defender Per Mertesacker – to keep Carroll at bay – because he doubted the former Liverpool star would play.

“No, I didn’t expect him [Carroll] to start at all. He has not played in the last five or six games.” Wenger said

“We lost a bit of urgency when we were 2-0 up after 43 minutes. We had a good game today but a bad result.

“We played with a weakness that is redundant in the season. If you look at the goals we have conceded since the start of the season, [most of them] are headers in our box. That happened today.”

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