Arsenal's dismal performance in their 3-0 defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on 10 April shows the Gunners players want Arsene Wenger to step down from his post, according to Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher.

Andros Townsend opened the scoring in the first half before Yohan Cabaye and Luka Milivojevic's second half goals were sufficient for the Eagles to seal three crucial points. It was the north London club's fourth straight away defeat where they have conceded three goals on every occasion.

The Gunners have never finished outside the top four under Wenger's guidance. The defeat at the hands of Sam Allardyce's side has left Arsenal sit sixth in the Premier League table with 54 points, seven points behind fourth place Manchester City with a game in hand.

Carragher slammed Arsenal for their failure to challenge for the title consistently over the last five to six years. The Anfield favourite urged the Emirates club not to accept a top-four finish as a success.

"It looks like the Arsenal players have chucked it. That's four (away) games on the bounce conceding three in all of them. People will always talk about Arsene Wenger and I don't think the fans are split. I think more of them want change. It's now looking like the players want change," Carragher told Sky Sports.

"I have always been - and still am - a massive admirer of the class in the way he speaks after a game and before games, but I think - and I've felt it for a while - it's time for a change.

"The club is Arsene Wenger's from top to bottom because he's been there that long, and rightly so. But now the whole club looks a problem. On the pitch you can see it and with the leadership from the top of the club.

"This acceptance of top four has spread throughout the club. When this man came in it was titles right away and competing against Manchester United. If they finished second it was a nightmare season.

"Now there's an acceptance of fourth. There's this thing of losing tonight and where it leaves you for top four. Forget top four. It's got nothing to do with it in my eyes in terms of Arsenal. It's been a nonsense for five or six years.

"Go for the trophies, not top four. That has affected the whole club. They've lost that something special they had."

Wenger's contract at the Emirates runs down after the end of the season and a section of fans have already urged the club to not hand him a new deal. According to some recent reports, the Frenchman is set to continue at Arsenal beyond this season. He himself has publicly refused to provide an update on his future.