Arsene Wenger Has Created The Invisibles - Chris Sutton

Posted April 23, 2017

With Arsenal in danger of missing out on Champions League qualification for the first time in Wenger's 21-year reign as the club's manager, Monday's 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace turned up the heat on the beleaguered manager once more.

THEO WALCOTT has apologised to the Arsenal fans following the team's humiliating 3-0 loss at Crystal Palace, and admitted that Palace "wanted it more".

"I understand also the frustration of the fans because they are such a big club and they want their team winning and it is not an easy situation", he said.

"It's clear they are disappointed".

On his own future, Wenger said: "I'm disappointed and determined to put things right".

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

Goals from Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye and Luka Milivojevic gave Palace their first home win over Arsenal since 1979 and left Wenger in turmoil after his team's fifth defeat in their last eight league games.

"I think we had the opportunities to score goals, and I think that tonight tactically was the players being aware of what had to happen to beat Arsenal". "We're very unhappy in the dressing room". That's four (away) games on the bounce conceding three in all of them.

The sixth-placed Arsenal did not manage a shot on target in a poor second half, though they had 72 per cent possession. That was very disappointing.

Several newspapers said Arsenal had reached "a new low".

While Walcott's claim that the game didn't represent Arsenal particularly annoyed the former Liverpool defender.

"The biggest thing was letting the fans down tonight", he told Sky Sports. "But judging from that performance tonight, it looks like [we have]".

"They can pull something out of the bag at any minute so you have to keep your focus, but when we got the second goal we thought we can go and win this comfortably".

"And he's saying from kickoff, 'We knew straight away they were more up for it.' How can that possibly be? That's all I can say", he added.