Chelsea’s thrilling last minutes against Brentford, Manchester United’s disappointing defeat, or Liverpool’s 5-0 domination over Watford. These are the latest news we have seen in the last Premier League fixture, and we will look for another excitement in the clash between Arsenal and Crystal Palace tonight.
Arsenal is 13th on the table while their neighbour Crystal Palace is just one place behind them.
Arsenal was on an invincible streak before the international break, drew 0-0 with Brighton in the latest fixture. The Gunners have overcome their slump and shown their improvement over the past month with three wins and a draw.
Meanwhile, Patrick Vieira’s side is struggling as they hadn’t won in the last three matches (two draws and one loss). The Eagles drew 2-2 with Leicester in the latest fixture although they took the 2-0 lead in the first half.
Head-to-Head & Stats
The London derby had seen Arsenal win 29 out of 49 matches while Crystal Palace only grabbed paltry five victories. However, the last six matches’ record is balanced with one win for both Arsenal and Crystal Palace and four draws.
Arteta will have to sharpen his team’s front-line tonight: Arsenal have only scored five goals so far this season (second-lowest in the league). Besides, their back-line is also struggling: Arsenal has conceded most goals in the first half, with six occasions before half-time.
Injuries & Suspensions
Granit Xhaka suffered a long-term knee injury before the international break and will miss out until the end of this year. Gabriel has also picked up a minor injury while being on international duty, but he is expected to overcome that and feature for Arsenal.
Meanwhile, Patrick Vieira will be without long-term injured Eberechi Eze and Nathan Ferguson. Apart from these two, he will have the best squad to choose from. With the fittest squad, he will look to make some special things against his former teams.
- GK: Aaron Ramsdale
- DF: Takehiro Tomiyasu – Ben White – Gabriel
- MF: Kieran Tierney – Thomas Partey – Albert Sambi Lokonga – Bukayo Saka
- FW: Martin Ødegaard – Emile Smith-Rowe – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
- GK: Vincente Guaita
- DF: Joel Ward – Joachim Andersen – Marc Guehi – Tyrick Mitchell
- MF: James McArthur – Luka Milivojevic – Conor Gallagher
- FW: André Ayew – Odsonne Edouard – Wilfred Zaha
Arsenal showed their improvement after a disappointing start while Crystal Palace has been impressive this season but the luck wasn’t on their side. The actual strength between the two teams is balance, but Arsenal is the better team, at least on paper, so they will hold a slight upper hand.
Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace
Author: Kuyet @ TrophyRoom
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