Arsene Wenger's future as Arsenal manager plunged into further uncertainty as the Gunners were soundly beaten at Crystal Palace. ...
Arsene Wenger's future as Arsenal manager plunged into further uncertainty as the Gunners were soundly beaten at Crystal Palace.
Having won just two of their last seven Premier League games before travelling to Selhurst Park, Arsenal arrived late in south London and never got out of first gear as Sam Allardyce got one over his old foe - with the 3-0 victory easing Palace's relegation fears in the process.
Former Tottenham man Andros Townsend opened the scoring before Yohan Cabaye's well-taken second was added to from the penalty spot by Luka Milivojevic.
The stats paint an awful picture: Arsenal didn't manage a single shot on target against Palace in the second half; over the last eight games, only West Ham (five), Sunderland (four) and Middlesbrough (three) have earned fewer points than Arsenal (seven); Arsenal have won just one of their last 38 Premier League games where they have been trailing at half time.
Even what they wear is going against them. They have taken just five points from a possible 24 in eight away games this season wearing this season's yellow away kit.