Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger says his future uncertainty is not affecting his players as they lost 3-0 to Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park.
He also admitted that the Palace loss is “a big worry”.
Arsenal fell to a 3-0 trashing at the South London as goals from Andros Townsend, a majestic strike from Yohan Cabaye and a penalty goal from Luka Milivojevic handing Arsene Wenger side their fourth consecutive away defeat.
That was the first time under Arsene Wenger reign at the club and conceded three goals in all the four away games for the first time in 88 years since September 11929.
Wenger said after the game;
“I’ve managed over 1,100 games for Arsenal and we’re not used to losing like that.”
“We have to respond very quickly and not accept it.”
Some travelling fans told Wenger it was “time to go”, also singing “you’re not fit to wear the shirt” at the players, as Arsenal were convincingly beaten at relegation-threatened Palace.
Arsenal are currently sixth and are facing difficulty of making the Champions League as they are seven points behind of Manchester City who occupies the last CL spot. When Wenger was quizzed on whether he will miss the CL league qualification for the first time in his Arsenal career, he said;
“I understand our fans are disappointed and we all are deeply disappointed.”
“It’s very worrying and disappointing the way we lost the game. Palace were sharp, they beat Chelsea the other day, and that shows they have quality.
“We are in a difficult position. The game tonight doesn’t help.”
Theophilus Walcott who captained the side also said after the game;
“That’s not Arsenal.” “It wasn’t us at all.
“All we can do is apologise for that performance.
“Palace just wanted it more. You could sense that from the kick-off.
“We thought we had got out of this little patch and hopefully we haven’t been dragged straight back into it. Judging on that performance, it looks like we have.”
Arsenal travels to the Riverside to take on Middlesbrough in their next game.