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10th Apr 2017

Allow Rachel Riley, Yannick Bolasie and Ian Wright to sum up Arsenal’s performance for you

Arsene Wenger - bringing worlds together

Darragh Murphy

What do Yannick Bolasie and Rachel Riley have in common?

You’ve got a Congolese professional footballer and a television presenter/maths whizz from Essex so you’d imagine that common ground would be rather difficult to find but you’d be wrong.

Because both absolutely loved watching Arsenal get hammered by Crystal Palace on Monday night.

The Gunners completely capitulated at Selhurst Park as Sam Allardyce masterminded a 3-0 victory, which could have been even more comprehensive as Palace enjoyed the lion’s share of chances.

The likes of Wilfried Zaha, Andros Townsend and Christian Benteke played out of their skin as they condemned Arsenal to their fourth consecutive away defeat.

Arsene Wenger cut a forlorn figure after the game as it set in that a place in the top four looks increasingly unlikely for his side.

The loss was a humiliating one for Wenger and his players while rival supporters lapped it up.

But Everton winger Bolasie and Countdown fan-favourite Riley weren’t the only ones who couldn’t believe how very bad Arsenal were on Monday as everyone from football experts to former players slated the performance.