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11th Apr 2017

Hector Bellerin may regret applauding the Arsenal fans after Crystal Palace defeat

That didn't go well...

Robert Redmond

The travelling Arsenal fans made their feelings known during Monday’s embarrassing defeat to Crystal Palace.

The Gunners lost three-nil to the Premier League strugglers, and the score line arguably flattered them because they could have lost by more.

Sam Allardyce’s side may be in a relegation battle, but they fully deserved to beat Arsenal, who have been unable to get out of crisis mode since February.

Their latest defeat leaves them in sixth place and in serious danger of missing out on qualification for the Champions League.

Some Arsenal fans are in open revolt, protesting against Arsene Wenger and calling for the Frenchman to walk away from the club after 21 years. The travelling Gunners supporters on Monday night also took their frustrations out on the players.

Hector Bellerin, in particular, came in for a lot of abuse.

When the 22-year-old full-back went to take a throw-in, the Arsenal fans in attendance are said to have chanted:

“You’re not fit to wear the shirt.”

Bellerin probably knew then what was in store for him at the end of the game.

The Spaniard went to applaud the travelling support at full-time, but was noticeably booed before he trudged back to the dressing room.

No Arsenal player is currently popular with the fans, but Bellerin, who has been linked with moves to Manchester City and Barcelona, appears to be a boo-boy for some sections of the support.

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