Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger makes major decision: It'll affect these players

West Bromwich Albion's Hal Robson Kanu celebrates scoring their second goal

Arsenal fell to its fourth loss in five Premier League games when West Bromwich Albion beat Arsene Wenger's side 3-1 to further jeopardise its chances of Champions League qualification.

"I have taken a bigger perspective than [recent results]", Wenger said. "It will not necessarily be linked with that".

"In the past few games we haven't played our game and maybe that's why we've lost too many times".

Wenger refused to comment on the protests.

Asked whether failing to qualify for the Champions League was a disaster for Arsenal Wenger said: "No I don't think so anymore".

With four defeats in five matches, Arsenal are on their worst Premier League run since the days of Stewart Houston's caretaker reign in the spring of 1995 and there is no guarantee of things improving after the global break given Manchester City are their next opponents at the Emirates on 2 April.

Question marks remain over Wenger's future at Arsenal as ultimately his current contract expires at the end of the season and there has no official word as to whether he will extend his contract or move on.

These two banners show just how much Wenger has divided Arsenal supporters. "If you're asking me what Arsenal should or shouldn't do I'm the wrong person".

Having seen his "prediction" come true, he nonchalantly said after the game: "Their deliveries are absolutely fantastic and their movement is good". Everybody has to look at himself.

Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain apologised to the club's fans after the game, describing their performance as "not acceptable".

Although Arsenal dropped to sixth in the standings with defeat at the weekend, Pulis remains a great admirer of the coach. West Brom are in a very comfortable position, they are not under threat to go down, they have no special fear and they have talent.

The Gunners have now lost three away league matches in a row for the first time since August-October 2011.

Alexis Sanchez has been involved in 27 PL goals this season (18 goals, nine assists) - more than any other player in the competition.

Alan Shearer on Match of the Day accused Arsenal of defending like an "Under-10 team".

"Dawson scored two - and we had worked on that in training".

It was the first victory of the season over a team in the top seven, but it lifted the Baggies to 43 points, the same tally they finished the last campaign on.



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