The Arsenal supporters also continued their protests for Wenger to leave the club
Fans launched verbal tirades against the Arsenal players and Wenger during the match
- Arsenal fans hurled abuse at Arsene Wenger and a number of their first-team stars as they surrounded the team bus following an embarrassing and damaging defeat 3-0 to Crystal Palace.
Having already seen protests held outside their own Emirates Stadium before recent match days, Wenger and his players were confronted with an increasingly angry set of supporters as they left Selhurst Park on Monday.
A large group of Arsenal fans surrounded the team bus as it left Selhurst Park on Monday night
Fans targeted Mesut Ozil, Shkodran Mustafi and Arsene Wenger after a damaging defeat
Followed by assistant Steve Bould, Arsene Wenger walks off following full-time at Selhurst Park
Those same supporters then appear to surround the bus as it attempts to depart for north London with a minority continuing to vocalise their discontent with strong words.
One fan can be heard shouting ‘f*** Arsene Wenger’ as a number of others boo the sight of the under-fire 67-year-old. Another fan then tells Mustafi, a £35m summer signing from Valencia, to ‘go back to Germany’.
Ozil was the target of a similar tirade from an angry fan, who questioned his influence after another ineffective performance.
The reaction outside the ground was a continuation of displays of discontent during the game, in which Hector Bellerin was booed by his own fans as he went to take a throw-in in front of them in the dying moments of the match.
Television microphones clearly picked up chants of ‘you’re not fit to wear the shirt’, which was presumably aimed at all of the Arsenal players rather than just the Spaniard.
Those travelling fans also displayed the now common ‘Wenger out’ banners, most of which appeared after Luka Milivojevic had scored the third and final goal for Sam Allardyce’s men.
Andros Townsend had given the Eagles the lead in the first-half before a fine strike from Yohan Cabaye doubled it in the second. Emiliano Martínez then fouled Townsend in the box to give Milivojevic the chance to seal an emphatic victory from the spot.
Luka Milivojevic celebrates scoring a penalty during Palace’s 3-0 win on Monday night
Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey (from left), Francis Coquelin, Shkodran Mustafi, Granit Xhaka and Alexis Sanchez react following their 3-0 Premier League defeat at Crystal Palace