Arsene Wenger Has Created The Invisibles - Chris Sutton

Arsene Wenger Has Created The Invisibles - Chris Sutton

Arsene Wenger Has Created The Invisibles - Chris Sutton

John Hartson has described last night's performance against Crystal Palace as "inept" and believes now is the time for Arsene Wenger to step away from Arsenal.

Instead, they berated Bellerin and his teammates with chants of "you're not fit to wear the shirt", with the Spaniard having to be consoled when he was jeered again at the final whistle.

A humiliating three-nil defeat to Cyrstal Palace faded Arsenal's top-four hopes as they were pushed to sixth place in the Premier League points table earlier today. "I want to say thank you to them for their wonderful support every time we play at home".

"The fact that we've lost a few away games: it's really unusual". It's part of my job to build the confidence.

Arsenal Supporters Trust (AST) has said the side's remaining eight games of the current campaign could be used to "celebrate" Arsene Wenger's time at the club - but only if he announces his planned departure for the end of the season.

The uncertainty over his future has been a major distraction for a team lacking the fighting spirit required to cope with adversity. When asked about finishing in the top four, he responded: "Very hard, certainly."I want the fans to support the team".

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And on this occasion, Allardyce says, Wenger's tactical setup was his team's very undoing.

And Arsenal's flops were forced to run the gauntlet after the match as they were each subjected to more abuse from waiting fans as they made their way from the away dressing-room to the team coach.

"I'm not in the mood to speak about it". Tonight wasn't us. We're very disappointed and have let the fans down.

The Gunners looked defensively vulnerable whenever Palace went forward, lacking leadership without injured captain Laurent Koscielny. "With the top four there's a part of about £50m so you're more likely to attract players". Their keeper took their free-kicks on the halfway line, so it was important for us to win the ball in the air, win the second balls, get the ball down and then play our game. On that front that is the most hard for us.

When the 50ft elephant in the room about his future at the club was finally addressed he said: "Geoff, I don't know", (the interviewee was called Geoff, this isn't a French way of addressing the big guy). "Maybe the fact that we've lost a few away games".

Even with the club lurching from one crisis to another, there is no appetite within the Arsenal hierarchy to tell Wenger he is no longer wanted as manager.

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