Piers Morgan delivers ruthless Twitter verdict on Wenger situation at Arsenal

Wenger would not comment on his future, insisting his focus is the team and they must act fast.

Cape Town - Sam Allardyce was delighted with the way his side executed their game plan at Selhurst Park on Monday to record a comprehensive 3-0 win over Arsenal.

After the game, Arsene Wenger refused to be drawn on the loud chants being heard by the away fans, instead revealing how hurt he was by his side's performance.

ARSENE WENGER'S Arsenal future hangs in the balance as the Gunners board appears split over whether or not to keep him, while also considering appointing a first ever director of football.

"Now it's time for him to go", Hartson said, saying Arsenal's showing against Palace was "inept - there was a lack of leadership, a lack of togetherness".

"The best description of the players was two years ago from Graeme Souness, who said they are a team of son-in-laws". You could sense that from the kick-off.

Suffering a fourth successive away league defeat for the first time under Wenger, sixth placed Arsenal are seven points behind fourth placed Manchester City in the race to qualify for the Champions League via a top four finish.

"I think we won many second balls as well, but in the decisive duel I think they were stronger, especially Benteke tonight".

The 28-year-old seems to have a habit of going AWOL in big games for the north London based club.

"We thought we had got out of this little patch and, hopefully, we haven't been dragged straight back into it".

"The biggest thing was letting the fans down tonight", Walcott told Sky Sports.

Crystal Palace midfielder Mathieu Flamini has said that it is "painful" to watch former club Arsenal slip down the Premier League table.

"At the moment I pay more respect to the fact we had a disappointing result".

When questioned on what he said in the dressing room at half-time he replied: "Look, what we say in the dressing room remains in the dressing room". "That's all I can say", he added.

  • Salvatore Jensen