Jamie Carragher was appalled by Theo Walcott's comments after Crystal Palace defeat

Hazel Gray
April 21, 2017

Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal at Selhurst Park on April 10, 2017 in London, England. It's a big worry.

"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".

Insisting that every defeat is a big worry for him, the 67-year-old said that his team need to respond very quickly and not accept the humiliating defeat. "We're very unhappy in the dressing room".

"What disappointed me most was the fact that we lost decisive duels in zones where you can not afford it".

The result leaves the Gunners sixth, three points behind fifth-placed Manchester United.

Theo Walcott apologised to Arsenal supporters for the team's abject performance in Monday's 3-0 loss to Crystal Palace, saying "we've let them down tonight". To see us lose in that way is disappointing. It's not the right moment to analyse the game, we had a lot of the ball and possession, but they won the decisive duels and they were stronger, especially Benteke. "It is understandable that they are disappointed".

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.

"This is a manager who has managed the "Invincibles" and he is managing the invisibles. And that's only going to come from hard work in training".

Flamini said: "It is painful because I am still an Arsenal fan".

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

Mamadou Sakho, a center back on loan from Liverpool, was excellent for Palace in reading the crosses into the box, coming out to block shots and delivering the kind of towering overall display that was beyond Arsenal's defenders.

Luka Milivojevic clinched victory with a firm, low penalty kick as Palace moved six points clear of the relegation zone.

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