Nolan And Carroll Heading To Championship?

Last updated : 16 April 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

I cannot see it myself, but if they DID go down Andy Carroll would be the highest paid player in the Championship next season.

Olivier Giroud's sublime finish and a double from Lukas Podolski gave FA Cup finalists Arsenal a 3-1 win over West Ham at the Emirates Stadium to move back to fourth in the Barclays Premier League.

After a slow start following their nerve-shredding penalty shoot-out win over Wigan at Wembley on Saturday, the Gunners went behind to a scrappy goal from Matt Jarvis on 40 minutes.

However, Podolski quickly levelled before half-time, with Giroud's superb take-down and close-range finish putting them in front on 55 minutes.

Another powerful strike from Podolski with 13 minutes left secured all three points which saw Arsene Wenger's side leapfrog Everton, who host Crystal Palace on Wednesday night.

Barclays Prem

11 West Ham 37
12 C Palace 37
13 Hull City 36
14 A Villa 34
15 Swansea  33
16 West Brom 33
17 Norwich 32
18 Fulham 30
19 Cardiff 29
20 Sunderland 25