Bilic suggests this West Ham star is impossible to stop after terrorising Arsenal

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Slaven Bilic has praised West Ham striker Andy Carroll for his performance against Arsenal.

West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic has been quoted by BBC Sport as saying that Striker Andy Carroll could be the best player in the world when it comes to aerial prowess.

The Hammers looked to be heading for a defeat against Arsenal this afternoon, as goals from Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez put Arsenal 2-0 up in the first half.

However, striker Carroll then hit two quickfire goals to make sure the two went into half-time at 2-2, and the former Liverpool flop then added another after the break to complete his hat-trick.

Laurent Koscielny's equaliser earned Arsenal a draw, but it was giant striker Carroll who stole the headlines with a superb performance.

Given his huge size and incredible ability in the air, many defences find it difficult to deal with Carroll, and Arsenal - who have long been criticised for their lack of physicality - unsurprisingly struggled to cope with him.

After the game, Carroll's manager Slaven Bilic told BBC Sport that he feels it's impossible to stop the striker when he's on top of his game, and believes he's the best player in the world in the air.

However, Bilic urged Carroll to avoid injuries, and suggested he must be totally dedicated to his career.

"Andy Carroll has everything. It's impossible to stop him," said Bilic. "His work rate, watch how many times he tried to get the ball off them. He was keeping the ball, laying it off. Heading, he's maybe the best in the world. He has to stay away from those injuries. He's professional but he's got to be totally dedicated to his career and football," he added.

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