Jamie Carragher was absolutely disgusted by Theo Walcott's comments after Arsenal loss

Andros Townsend put The Eagles ahead after 17 minutes and more goals came from Yohan Cabaye and new signing Luka Milivojevic in the second half.

Speaking after the game Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, said to BBC Sport: "We lost too many duels and we paid for that".

Wenger has faced mounting pressure this season, with his Arsenal side losing their fourth successive away match in the league on Monday to relegation battlers Crystal Palace.

And Gold believes that Wenger is in a similar position and will end up staying on as Arsenal manager because he knows the club inside out.

With Wenger's future still up in the air, the uncertainty will remain, and the best thing the club can do is to make a decision if Wenger will be back or not next season and make that decision public. It's really unusual. We were unbeaten for a long time away from home, and now we can not win.

'This is a manager who has managed the Invincibles, and now he's managing the Invisibles, ' said Sutton, referring to the Arsenal side who were unbeaten in the 2003-04 Premier League season. When asked about finishing in the top four, he responded: "Very hard, certainly."I want the fans to support the team".

"I'm deeply disappointed because the performance we produced was not good enough", Wenger told Arsenal.com. "I want the fans to support the team".

"I saw Arsene. Of course everyone is disappointed".

The fixture has now been moved to Wednesday, May 10, just three days after facing Jose Mourinho's United in what will be a significant meeting in the fight for a top-four finish.

Wenger continued: "We played with a desire to win the game with an offensive team".

"It's more painful to lose a game the way we lost it".

Carragher, who had earlier criticised the latest meek performance from Arsenal, was appalled by Walcott's admission that he felt from the start of the game that Palace wanted it more.

Wenger has lost four away games in a row, including a 3-0 humbling at Crystal Palace on Monday night, and the cynics might suggest Sky Sports are expecting to film vultures circling over the bet365 Stadium waiting to pick off the embattled fella throwing his arms around.

Former Arsenal right-back Lee Dixon was also critical of the players, posting on his Twitter account: "Sometimes players have nights where nothing goes right".