Arsenal’s hopes of a top four finish took a massive blow at Selhurst Park as they were defeated handsomely by

If there is still to be a decision to be made on Arsene Wenger’s future, a result like this one and the fans singing “You’re not fit to wear the shirt” will do little to encourage the powers-that-be to keep him.

Quite frankly, the Gunners were poor and were completely outplayed not just technically but physically.

The Gunners fell behind in the 17th minute when Yohan Cabaye fed in Wilfried Zaha on the Palace right and although the winger slipped, he managed to get a ball into the middle and Andros Townsend slotted it past Emiliano Martinez.

Things got even better around the hour mark when Yohan Cabaye put the Eagles two up when a curling effort as he was slipping.

Luka Milivojevic made it 3-0 to the home side from the spot when Martinez was adjudged to have fouled Townsend, although it did look like the winger dived.

On a night to forget for the Gunners, here are my Arsenal player ratings:

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