Arsenal’s hopes of securing a top four spot are all but gone after another dismal away performance in the Premier League which saw them concede three goals to an upbeat Crystal palace team at Selhurst Park on Monday. Arsene Wenger admitted he is worried about Arsenal’s top-four chances after another poor performance saw them comfortably beaten.
It was a display so feeble that the only consolation for Arsène Wenger was that the delirious din whipped up by the majority at the final whistle served to drown out the poison being directed at the visiting players from the away section. Participation in next season’s Champions League looks a pipe-dream now for Arsenal who remains seven points behind fourth place and would literally require a miracle to see them through to the top four. Goals from Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye and a Luka Milivojevic penalty condemned Arsenal to a heavy defeat and only West Ham, Sunderland and Middlesbrough have collected fewer points than Arsenal in the last eight league games, leaving a muted Wenger demanding an improvement from his players. “Our fans are very unhappy and they come here hoping to see us win a game, every defeat is a big worry. I’ve managed over 1,000 games and we are not used to this, it’s a big worry. Unfortunately it is like that and we have to respond very quickly and not accept it. I am determined to put things right, the worry is not me, it is that we lost a big game and it is a big worry.” A disappointed Wenger told Sky Sports.
Sam Allardyce’s rejuvenation of this team is almost complete with his impact on this squad demonstrated here in their breathless energy, snarling aggression and bite in forward areas which shamed the visitors. “We were full of energy, full of fight, full of belief and full of talent in the end,” added a manager who, eight days previously, had overseen a victory at the division’s runaway leaders, Chelsea. “It’s been one hell of a week for me and everyone at Crystal Palace.” Dark clouds loom over Wenger as “WENGER OUT” is in full swing since the loss to Palace.
Twitter obviously didn’t hold back; take a look at the best tweets:
Good morning to everyone except Arsenal supporters, you guys don't have good mornings anymore
— Jake (@JT__23) April 11, 2017
— 6th Place (@StiII6th) April 11, 2017
Arsenal fans at work today…pic.twitter.com/qlpYzdC6Dz
— BigSport (@BigSportGB) April 11, 2017
— Hafeez? (@Hafeezmkay) April 11, 2017
When you realise you've got to wait another two months before leaving arsenal pic.twitter.com/sBxYR3LLu6
— Ahsan (@Ahsi_7) April 10, 2017
Do you think Arsenal have even a slightest chance to qualify for CL?