Jamie Carragher launches damning attack on 'cowardly' Arsenal players after defeat at Crystal Palace

Samuel Lovett
The Independent
Arsenal were booed by their own fans after the final whistle: Getty
Arsenal were booed by their own fans after the final whistle: Getty

Jamie Carragher was damning in his post-match assessment of Arsenal after their humilating 3-0 defeat by Crystal Palace, labelling Arsene Wenger's men a team of "cowards".

The visitors looked lifeless at Selhurst Park as they were outclassed and outplayed by a vastly superior Palace side who threatened with nearly each attack.

Theo Walcott admitted after the game that Arsenal had lacked the hunger to match the determination and desire of their London rivals.

"I think they wanted it more. You could tell from the first whistle," Walcott said after the match.

On hearing Walcott's words, Carragher launched a scathing attack on the Gunners.

"He says this isn't Arsenal, it is! It's been Arsenal for the past 10. 15 years; year in, year out," raged Carragher.

"Sometimes these players, they come out and try to look out for themselves - don't tell me what happened after the game, show me in the game!

"It's now looking like the players want to change. I'm a massive admirer of him but it's time for a change.

"The whole club looks a problem. It seems this acceptance of top four has set in.

"Forget top four, it shouldn't have anything to do with it for Arsenal - go for trophies, not top four.

"They've lost some thing special that they used to have. Graeme Souness said it best when he said they're a team of son in laws. Who would want their daughter dating one of them?"

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