'That's not Arsenal at all' - Walcott slams lacklustre Gunners

Arsenal's top-four hopes are all but over admits'angry Cech

Arsenal's top-four hopes are all but over admits'angry Cech

Sixth-placed Arsenal, who have finished in the top four in 20 consecutive seasons under Wenger, now have 54 points from 30 games - seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, who have played a game more. "They won more decisive duels than us".

Fans also turned on the players during the game, chanting: "You're not fit to wear the shirt" as they offered little resistance against Palace.

Wenger's budget could rise closer to £200million if he cashes in on Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the close season, with a number of clubs keen on the duo.

"I think the weaknesses of Arsenal have been defensive, because they leave (Shkodran) Mustafi and Gabriel really exposed", he said. But they were sharper than us. "We're very unhappy in the dressing room". It's part of my job to build the confidence. The result might be a shock, but we did that again and did it better.

The uncertainty over his future has been a major distraction for a team lacking the fighting spirit required to cope with adversity. It has consequences on our chances to be in the top four.

When asked about finishing in the top four, he responded: "Very hard, certainly."I want the fans to support the team".

Amid widespread concern about the team's recent performances under Wenger from disgruntled supporters, the Frenchman has had to deal with nearly incessant questioning about his future. I'm not in the mood. "I just think they (Palace) wanted it more".

The fans were furious as Wenger's side hit a new low in south London when struggling Palace condemned them to their heaviest Premier League season defeat.

Arsenal's defending was shambolic early in the second half.

"It's very worrying and disappointing the way we lost the game. It was an uphill battle towards the end there", the forward said.

A fifth win in six games for Palace lifted the team six points clear of the relegation zone, boosting Sam Allardyce's bid to maintain his record of never having been relegated from the Premier League.