Jamie Carragher: Arsenal are just like Chelsea... and this is why

The fans, clearly, have given up on the manager and on the players.

Understandably, the club's fans have vented their frustration on many platforms, chanting to the players: "You're not fit to wear the shirt". Against that backdrop, the manager may well be watching to see if he still has the trust of his players.

All Tottenham had to do was draw against already-relegated Newcastle on the final day of the season to finally end the year above Arsenal. they lost 5-1 and St Totteringham's Day once again went ahead. Not for the first time there was little resistance to the prospect of an embarrassing loss.

"Nacho Monreal and Hector Bellerin play like right and left wingers, the wingers come inside with the centre-forward and they're just left on their own". "You could tell they wanted it more and you could sense that from kick-off".

The Frenchman is yet to announce whether he will sign a new deal or end his two-decade spell at the helm when his current contract expires at the end of the season.

But the club does not want to appear passive in the fact of a crisis.

The pundit said that Arsenal have gone from the "Invincibles" - the team that went unbeaten during the 2003/04 Premier League season. Clichy should perhaps consider himself fortunate he had the option of leaving Wenger; Arsenal fans don't.

Arsenal were so limp for long periods at Selhurst Park that the club's former star striker Ian Wright claimed Wenger had lost the backing of his squad. Crystal Palace fans joined in with: "Arsene Wenger, we want you to stay".

Arsenal are now seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, while Palace have given themselves a six-point cushion above the relegation zone.

Furious Arsenal supporters made their feelings known after Monday's 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace as a small minority were seen hurling abuse at the team bus.

But what if things go the other way?

The defeat leaves Arsenal in sixth place with Everton hot on their heals.

Arsenal fans will remain optimistic that Mustafi can recover his Gunners reputation in a similar manner to Laurent Koscielny but at the moment, that looks unlikely.

"That's not Arsenal", said stand-in captain Theo Walcott. They would like flexibility, or at least the appearance of it.

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