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West Ham draw the latest embarrassing result for Arsenal this season

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Arsenal’s 3-3 draw with West Ham on Saturday came as the latest in a string of difficult results to take for the Gunners this season.

Andy Carroll scored a hat-trick after Arsene Wenger’s men took a 2-0 lead, with Laurent Koscielny netting a 70th-minute equaliser to earn a point.

As a result, the Premier League title now looks out of Arsenal's reach and a trophyless season appears in the offing for the first time in three years.

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Here are three other disappointing results that, if won, might have helped them end their 12-year wait for the title.

SOUTHAMPTON 4 - 0 ARSENAL

Wenger's side were found guilty of enjoying the Christmas period a bit too much when they were blown away by Ronald Koeman’s Southampton on Boxing Day.

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With Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool having beaten Leicester earlier that day, the Gunners were expected to take full advantage by beating the Saints and returning to the top of the league table.

However, Koeman’s side failed to read the script, with Cuco Martina opening the scoring with a stunning strike from 30 yards out.

Southampton v Arsenal - Premier League

Shane Long then scored twice either side of a Jose Fonte header, with Virgil van Dijk and Dusan Tadic spurning chances to pile further misery onto Wenger's shoulders.

MANCHESTER UNITED 3 - 2 ARSENAL

Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United had only recently avoided a humiliating Europa League defeat to FC Midtjylland when Arsenal travelled to Old Trafford in February.

Despite failing to win at the Theatre of Dreams since September 2006, few expected the Gunners to slip up, particularly with Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial missing for the hosts.

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However, Arsenal endured a chastening afternoon, with Marcus Rashford scoring twice before Danny Welbeck netted a consolation late into the first-half.

Ander Herrera’s deflected strike then restored United’s two-goal lead and not even a late goal from Mesut Ozil could haul Wenger’s men back into the game.

ARSENAL 1 - 2 SWANSEA CITY

Despite being embarrassed by United, Arsenal were tipped to bounce back when relegation strugglers Swansea City arrived at the Emirates Stadium last month.

With fellow title hopefuls Manchester City being battered by Liverpool at Anfield, Arsenal started brightly with Costa Rica international Joel Campbell giving the home side a deserved lead after just 15 minutes.

Arsenal v Swansea City - Premier League

However, the Swans refused to be beaten, with Wayne Routledge levelling the scores prior to Ashley Williams’ late winner.

The result prompted much discontent amongst Arsenal supporters and Champions League elimination to Barcelona a few days later did little to stop the flow of anger.

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