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.
Some Arsenal fans are in open revolt, protesting against Arsene Wenger and calling for the Frenchman to walk away from the club after 21 years.
A victory was important for Arsenal as they won only two games since January after Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye and Luka Milivojevic netted three goals for Crystal Palace.
"Palace wanted it more".
Wenger would not comment on his future, insisting his focus is the team and they must act fast.
It was Arsenal's fourth successive away defeat in the Premier League and left them seven points off the Champions League places with a game in hand.
Arsenal would want to keep the player but i think they'll find it hard to do so given their struggles. Palace were sharp, they beat Chelsea the other day, and that shows they have quality. "To see that we lost the game in the way we did, that's very disappointing". We have a week to do it.it's our job.
Wenger has yet to reveal if he will sign an extension to the contract that expires at the end of the season.
Cape Town - Sam Allardyce was delighted with the way his side executed their game plan at Selhurst Park on Monday to record a comprehensive 3-0 win over Arsenal.
"I think it will be very hard certainly", he said.
There is simply no excuse for how poor the Arsenal team have been of late and the harsh reality for Gunners supporters is that similar dejected performances have become an all-too- regular occurrence for the prestigious club. I'm not in the mood. But it is an easy situation because they have so much quality in the team and I really believe they can do it.
That offer is likely to be in the region of £30million but could go higher if Arsenal and Spurs get involved in a battle for the player's signature in the summer.
Wenger wasn't immune to the toxic atmosphere stemming from the Arsenal fans, with banners and chants calling for the long-serving manager to depart as Palace made easy work of their London rivals during the Premier League clash.
"What we say in the dressing room remains in the dressing room", he said. I thought it was level in the first-half but they came out stronger in the second half. On that front of course, that is what is most hard for us.