This may have been the saddest Arsene Wenger in twenty years at Arsenal. The Gunners fell to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, more like… surrendered to the hosts (3-0), and the Frenchman was in disbelief after the final whistle.
Honestly, I am disappointed. After such a long time, to see that we’ve lost a game the way we’ve lost it, is of course very disappointing
Wenger said in a news conference, acknowledging that now, finishing in the top-four, looks “very difficult”.
The French manager talked about the way the game went, saying
we played with a desire to win the game tonight, with a very offensive team because we knew we had to score goals. We knew what we would face. Their keeper took their free-kicks on the halfway line, so it was important for us to win the ball in the air, win the second balls, get the ball down and then play our game
before admitting that
from the start onwards, in the decisive moments of the game, they were sharper
Arsene Wenger avoided talking about his own future, but he did send a message to all Arsenal fans, to
support the team. I think they are extremely disappointed and I can understand that because we all are, but they have to support the team.