Arsenal produced another dreadful away performance in losing at relegation-threatened Crystal Palace 3-0 in the Premier League on Monday, further damaging their chances of qualifying for next season's Champions League.
Palace exploited Arsenal's weakness in defense, scoring in the 18th minute through Andros Townsend before midfielders Yohan Cabaye and Luka Milivojevic - from the penalty spot - added more goals in the second half.
Arsenal, who had conceded three goals in each of its last four away games, stay sixth place - seven points off the top four - with Arsene Wenger under increasing pressure as his future remains uncertain.
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Crystal Palace XI: Hennessey, Ward, Kelly, Sakho, Schlupp, Milivojevic, Cabaye, Zaha, Puncheon, Townsend, Benteke
Subs: Speroni, Flamini, McArthur, Fryers, KaiKai, Sako, Delaney
Arsenal XI: Martinez, Bellerin, Mustafi, Gabriel, Monreal, Xhaka, Elneny, Walcott, Ozil, Sanchez, Welbeck
Subs: Macey, Gibbs, Mertesacker, Ramsey, Giroud, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coquelin
Referee: Michael Oliver
WHAT THEY SAID
Sam Allardyce: "We've got him (Wenger) complaining at times about the physical aspect.
"It's difficult to bully a team now because of the laws of the game and the protection the players rightly get. Even a good tackle could get you a card because it's said to be over-aggressive.
"I will never accept that in my entire life, that a player who takes the ball and then takes the man is over-aggressive, it's just nonsense."
Arsene Wenger: "Look, I feel we came out of a very difficult period and what we have shown is that we are united and focused and determined to do things right again.
"That was questioned for a while and I think we gave the right response.
"We have to show that focus now until the end of the season.
"There's still a lot to fight for. That is what's at stake basically."