Arsenal’s Top Four Chase Gets Tougher After Defeat Against Palace
Just when things starting to look bright again for Arsenal with their 3-0 win over West Ham in midweek, but within just few days things went gloomy again.
Gunners found themselves being hammered also with the 3-0 score line by Crystal Palace this Monday, putting Arsene Wenger’s status continue to be questioned, notably by his club’s fans.
Keen on maintaining their midweek result, Gunners put on a strong side hoping to repeat another dominant victory.
However, it was Palace that started out strongly as Andros Townsend puts them ahead after just 17 minutes of play, which lasted until half time break.
The visitor tried hard to get themselves back into that tie, but instead found themselves in a bigger problem when Yohan Cabaye doubling Sam Allardyce’s side advantage, making it 2-0.
Eventually, that game was basically done and dusted when Luka Milivojevic converted a spot kick soon after Cabaye’s goal.
It was a disappointing result indeed for Gunners as now they are still stuck in six spot three points behind fifth place Manchester United.
Mathematically, it’s far from over for Wenger’s side, but it would be interesting to see whether they can get out of their mental slump, especially when playing away in their remaining matches.
With their Monday defeat, Arsenal have now loss their four last away games in Premier League, the first time it ever happen for the veteran tactician.