Chris Sutton believes Arsenal must replace Arsene Wenger


Arsene Wenger faces renewed calls to resign after Arsenal's miserable season spiralled out of control with furious fans turning on his flops during their humiliating 3-0 defeat at Crystal Palace.

Wenger's current deal is set to expire at the end of the season, although the Gunners have reportedly offered their new manager a two-year contract extension.

The defeat, their fourth in a row away from home and Wenger's first to Palace, left Arsenal sixth in the table and likely to miss out on Champions League qualification for the first time under the Frenchman.

After hearing Walcott's comments, Carragher told Sky Sports: 'I think his opening comment is "that's not Arsenal" - that is Arsenal! "They are extremely disappointed and I can understand that, like we all are, but Crystal Palace were sharper than us", the Guardian quoted him as saying.

Arsenal have never finished outside of the top four, or below rivals Spurs in Wenger's time at the club.

Inside the ground, dejected Arsenal fans raised banners calling for the 67-year-old and chanted "Arsene Wenger, we want you to go". "But judging from that performance tonight, it looks like [we have]".

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"We are in a hard position".

The possession advantage mattered for little as the hosts broke quickly on the counter-attack, exploiting space down the flanks and taking their chances clinically.

The Gunners managed just three shots on target, all in the first half. It's not good when you hear your captain (stand in captain) Theo Walcott say "Palace wanted it more". "It wasn't us at all". What counts is how we perform on the pitch.

He added: "At the moment I pay more respect to the fact we had a disappointing result". It was an uphill battle towards the end.

"We thought we had bounced back from that bad patch with the draw against Manchester City and win against West Ham".

It was a lifeless players from the players, as Sam Allardyce's men dominated the entire game and won comprehensively.