My future not affecting players - Wenger after

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher

Crystal Palace continued their recent run of good form by smashing Arsenal 3-0 at Selhurst Park on Monday evening to ease their relegation worries.

Goals from Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye and Luka Milivojevic gave Palace their first home win over Arsenal since 1979.

Arsenal lost 3-0 to Crystal Palace away, and pressure mounting on on the French manager to decide on his future has continue to increase.

"I want to say thank you to them for their wonderful support every time we play at home".

"I don't know what to say, we are buzzing", he told Sky Sports after the game. Tonight wasn't us. We're very disappointed and have let the fans down.

"We don't go out there to lose games, we work the best we can".

"We prepared and everyone prepared well". It's damaging, of course. "That's the most hard thing for us tonight".

When it works, it's easy on the eye and in terms of keeping Arsenal within the Top Four of English football and reaching the Champions League knockout stages, it has been effective prior to this season. "We are in a hard position".

It was another humiliating result for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, who is weighing up whether to sign a contract extension at a club he has coached since 1996, amid heightened unrest from fans. "When you are a big club you want to win every game, so that is normal".

Now though, following a terrible run of form that have seen Arsenal's hopes of playing Champions League football next season all but ended, the club have denied that is the case. Unfortunately it is like that and we have to respond very quickly and not accept it. I've managed over 1 000 games and we are not used to this, it's a big worry.

Arsenal great Ian Wright claimed on Twitter that the nature of Arsenal's latest capitulation showed "that dressing room is lost".

Overmars (pictured above), who played under Wenger at Arsenal, now holds the director of football role at Ajax in his native Holland.

"The first thing was to defend correctly as an eleven to keep them playing sideways and backwards".

Former striker Ian Wright led the condemnation of Arsenal's performance, saying: "At least I tried".



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