Wenger faces new quit calls after Palace loss
Arsene Wenger faced renewed calls to resign after Arsenal's miserable season spiralled out of control with furious fans turning on his flops during their humiliating 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace. Wenger's side hit a new low on a chastening evening in south London as struggling Palace condemned the shambolic Gunners to their heaviest Premier League defeat of the season.
Wenger's side have lost four successive away league games for the first time in his 21-year reign as manager. 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.
With many Arsenal supporters again demanding Wenger resign, the toxic atmosphere around the north Londoners boiled over as fans refused to give the ball back to Gunners right- back Hector Bellerin when it went into the away section in the second half.
Instead, they berated Bellerin and his team-mates with chants of "you're not fit to wear the shirt", with the Spaniard having to be consoled by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain when he was jeered again at the final whistle. Wenger and his squad were targeted for more abuse when they made their way from the dressing room to the team bus.
Arsenal's shocking surrender leaves them in sixth place, lagging seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester City.