Hector Bellerin jeered by Arsenal supporters during Crystal Palace defeat

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You will struggle to find a single Arsenal player to come out of the 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace on Monday night with any credit.

Yet again, the Gunners were out battled and came up short against Sam Allardyce's impressive unit through goals from Andros Townsend, Yohan Cabaye and Luka Milivojevic.

Their fourth away loss on the bounce has cut Arsene Wenger's men adrift in the race to finish in the top four and the Arsenal boss admitted his side were second best in most of the key moments.

"We lost too many duels and we paid for that. There is no obvious reason why. We prepared well. It's difficult to explain just after the game," he told the BBC.

"I don't think my players didn't want it, but we lost duels in decisive moments and that's how games are decided at this level.

"I understand our fans are disappointed and we all are deeply tonight. It's very worrying and disappointing the way we lost the game. Palace were sharp, they beat Chelsea the other day, and that shows they have quality.

"We are in a difficult position. The game doesn't help."

With speculation over the manager's future, as well as that of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, still lingering, there is an increasingly toxic atmosphere among the club's supporters growing after each disappointing performance.


And although the majority of fans who made the journey across London to Selhurst Park started the night in an optimistic mood, it was at the complete opposite end of the spectrum by full time.

In fact, a video has emerged from the Arsenal end showing the supporters brutally slate right-back Hector Bellerin while he is taking a throw-in.

As you can see and hear below, chants of 'You're not fit to wear the shirt' ring around the stand.

It is difficult to see exactly what the supporters were trying to achieve here. Yes, you must be frustrated but is turning on the players midway through a match really going to help the situation?

There is little argument Bellerin had one of his poorer days in an Arsenal shirt but it still feels somewhat harsh to turn on arguably one of the most promising players at the club.

It got even worse for the Spanish full-back after the final whistle as he was apparently booed as he went over to the away end.

That's when you know things are really bad!

Even with an FA Cup semi-final on the horizon, the mood around the Emirates is unlikely to improve between now and the end of the season.

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