Andy Carroll's heroics against Arsenal sparks Euro 2016 selection debate

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Andy Carroll put a hat-trick past Arsenal in the space of eight minutes over the weekend, which has now raised questions regarding whether or not he should be in contention for the European Championships this summer. 

West Ham United were trailing 2-0 before the former-Liverpool flop produced a storm of goals.

What makes the 27-year-old's performance even sweeter is the fact that it was his first Premier League start in three months. He now has seven league goals in eight starts.


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Carroll has just nine England caps under his belt with a return of two goals, but his aerial abilities would be a huge asset to the national side, and right now, he is arguably England's most potent aerial threat.

People are now starting to debate over whether or not Carroll deserves a spot in Roy Hodgson's side. The man of the match performance comes at a perfect time for Carroll, as there are clouds of doubt over Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck, who are in a race against time to prove their fitness to the England boss.

A question mark also hovers over the head of Wayne Rooney, who has had a shocker of a season, finding the net just seven times in 21 league starts.

Given the current circumstances, Carroll could potentially be third in the pecking order, behind Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane, and Jamie Vardy from Leicester City.

According to BT Sport, when Carroll was asked if he was aiming to make the cut for Euro 2016, he said the following: "Without a doubt. I've got to keep that in the back of my head.

"But at the minute, I need to play each game here and see how it goes."

Should Andy Carroll get the chance to influence proceedings in France come June? Let us know what YOU think in the comment section below!

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