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Jamie Carragher: Arsenal are just like Chelsea... and this is why

April 30 2017, 06:42 | Van Peters

GETTY Arsene Wenger came under criticism again after the Crystal Palace defeat

Arsene Wenger

Wilfried Zaha has described Crystal Palace's emphatic 3-0 win against Arsenal as a "massive confidence boost" in their bid for Premier League survival.

And Gold believes that Wenger is in a similar position and will end up staying on as Arsenal manager because he knows the club inside out. However, perhaps more than any of the 20 seasons before, this year poses a threat to that unblemished history.

"We came with the desire to win the game, but in the decisive moments of the game Palace were sharper".

"That takes me back to a performance previous year on Monday Night Football against Leicester, when we said afterwards that the Chelsea players chucked it for Jose Mourinho", he said.

Arsenal controlled possession against their 16th-placed hosts, having 72% of the ball, but were unable to make that dominance count. Things really have changed, very quickly. That was very disappointing.

"I think sometimes they are coming out and looking after themselves - "I'll say this and I was honest".

"They have been nothing short of embarrassing since the contract talk started".

"All we can do is apologize for that performance", Arsenal's Theo Walcott said after Arsenal fans had sung "You're not fit to wear the shirt" at their players.

Chief executive Ivan Gazidis cut a forlorn figure at Selhurst Park as he watched his team slump to their fifth defeat in eight League matches.

After the break, Hennessey did not even face a shot on target as Arsenal suffered a fourth straight away defeat for the first time under Wenger. It is Arsenal. It's the same things year in, year out.

"They are extremely disappointed and I can understand that, like we all are".

He then added:"But I can not go on forever after a game like that, I'm disappointed and determined to put things right". If they're watching tonight, they must be embarrassed by this performance. They will take on relegation-threatened Middlesbrough on the road on Monday, before going up against Manchester City in the FA Cup semifinals the following weekend.

Where does Arsene Wenger go after last night's 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace? It might anger some fans if he gets an extension, but it would at least end all the speculation.



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