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Arsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace LIVE! Lacazette goal - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

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Arsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace LIVE! Lacazette goal - Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace LIVE!

Arsenal substitute Alexandre Lacazette scored a dramatic late equalizer against Crystal Palace to finish 2-2 in the English Premier League on Monday.

The return of Patrick Vieira to Arsenal as Palace manager nearly haunted the home crowd at Emirates Stadium, with the visitors leading deep into injury time.

But Lacazette managed to turn home a rebound in the fifth minute of added time before celebrating with Arsenal fans. Vieira’s return to the club where he brought glory to Arsenal as club captain ended in misery, with the Frenchman crouching down and pounding the turf.

Palace came from behind to score twice in the second half after Arsenal took the lead through club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the eighth minute.

Vieira wouldn’t have been impressed by the Arsenal defensive midfielders playing in his former position, Thomas Partey and substitute Albert Sambi Lokonga, whose mistakes led to both Palace goals.

Partey first lost possession cheaply in the 50th minute when striker Jordan Ayew stripped him of the ball. Palace striker Christian Benteke collected and cut inside before smashing past goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

Then it was Lokonga’s turn to lose the ball, which eventually made its way to Odsonne Edouard. The Palace forward calmly stroked the ball home.The result meant Arsenal was in 12th place on the table, and Palace 14th.

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Arsenal vs Palace Highlights

  • GOAL! Aubameyang opens the scoring for Arsenal

  • GOAL! Benteke punishes Gunners to level

  • GOAL! Edouard completes the comeback

  • GOAL! Lacazette snatches a late point

Simon Collings signs off from the Emirates Stadium

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Mikel Arteta is unsure if Bukayo Saka will be fit for Friday’s clash with Aston Villa.

He tells reporters: “We have a quick turnaround for the next game, so we will see how he evolves.”

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Jamie Carragher agrees with Mikel Arteta on the Saka injury.

He says: “There’s no way he can’t see him as he is trying to volley it.

“The referee has just blown his whistle, for a handball in the box. He has got away with it. There’s no doubt Palace or McArthur would have any qualms if that’s a red card.”

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Mikel Arteta speaking to Sky Sports certain that James McArthur deserved a red card for injuring Bukayo Saka.

The winger was forced off after the collision late in the first-half, and when asked if it deserved a dismissal, Arteta replies: “Absolutely.”

Aaron Ramsdale maybe enjoyed that...

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(Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

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Ramsdale 7

Lacazette 7

Partey 4

Check out Simon Colling’s ratings from the Emirates Stadium.

Super Sub

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Caught your breath back, Arsenal fans?

That point leaves the Gunners 12th - only three points off the top-four...

FULL-TIME! Arsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace

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That late goal snatches a point for the hosts.

GOAL! Arsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace | Lacazette

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90+5 mins: They’ve done it! Lacazette finishes off a goalmouth scramble to steal the point!

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90+5 mins: Arsenal have a corner... Ramsdale is staying back though.

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90+3 mins: A stoppage in stoppage time as Gallagher is down. The back of his head got a nasty knock from Tomiyasu’s knee.

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90+2 mins: Into four minutes of stoppage time and Arsenal are knocking on the door.

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89 mins: Magic feet from Lacazette to work a shooting chance on his left foot. Less magic shooting boots. Over the bar.

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88 mins: Penalty? Pepe goes down after beating Mitchell. Mike Dean and VAR not interested.

It would have been soft.

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86 mins: Chance!

A cross drifts all the way to Tierney and the Scot controls, takes aim... and whacks the crossbar.

That should have been it.

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85 mins: Aubameyang gets a free inch at the back stick and appears to have a good eye on the floated cross, only to swing a leg some distance away from the ball, which goes out for a goal kick.

Just about sums it up for the Gunners.

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84 mins: Groans and moans from the Emirates faithful as Palace sit deep and reject Arsenal’s slow-burner attacks.

Plenty of possession in the past few minutes for the hosts, what can they do with it?

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82 mins: Something a little different from Vieira, centre-back Tomkins on for striker (and potential matchwinner) Edouard.

Exiting in front of the away fans, the striker gets a great reception.

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80 mins: That’ll do for Partey. Martinelli comes on.

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79 mins: A stoppage with a couple of men down, namely Partey and Kouyate. A hefty collision as they both went for the ball.

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76 mins: No danger for Guaita.

Pepe hits the wall and Arsenal rework the chance but a header drifts wide.

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75 mins: Right up the other end and Arsenal have a free-kick from 20 yards out after a foul on Lacazette.

Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

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Once again Arsenal are punished for being sloppy, which sums up their display tonight. Full credit to Palace, though, that was a slick counter attack. The away end is rightly going nuts.

GOAL! Arsenal 1-2 Crystal Palace | Edouard

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73 mins: Palace break and Edouard hits it in off the underside of the bar!

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72 mins: Save!

Lacazette teams up with Aubameyang and aims for the far corner, but Guaita sees it coming and turns the ball wide.

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71 mins: Another Palace sub - Olise on for Ayew.

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70 mins: Smith Rowe pops up next but miscues a chance to bury a Van Basten-esque stunner.

We have 20 minutes to play and this man’s strike has us all tied up...

 (Action Images via Reuters)
(Action Images via Reuters)

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68 mins: Already Lacazette gets the ball moving faster and Aubameyang wins a corner - to a big roar of Emirates appreciation.

Pepe swings it in twice for Palace headers to clear both times, and a White strike is deflected out for another corner. Some momentum building?

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66 mins: Here comes Lacazette, replacing Odegaard.

Is that a sign Arsenal will start getting the ball into the box much quicker?

Meanwhile, Kouyate is on for Milivojevic for the visitors.

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64 mins: Wide from Partey.

A smart jink beats two men and he shifts it onto his right foot nicely, only to send his effort a wide yard of the post. Not enough bend on that one.

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62 mins: Palace happy to set up with two banks of four off the ball, Ayew slipping in as the fourth midfielder.

Patrick Vieira has organised his defence mighty well, so far...

Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

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Thirty minutes to go and Arteta needs to change this because right now Palace are the only side who looks like winning. Lacazette is out warming up and Martinelli has been sent out too.

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60 mins: It just isn’t working for Arsenal anymore.

A long ball out to Pepe goes over his head after a wriggle from Smith Rowe meets a brick wall. Will Arteta look to his bench for fresh impetus?

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56 mins: Save!

Ramsdale called into action as Ayew shoots from the D. It’s a straightforward but very necessary tip over the bar from the Arsenal keeper.

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52 mins: Big test for Arsenal. They were unable, and did not appear too bothered, about extending their early lead and now have to do it all again.

The hosts have had the most of it since the equaliser, Smith Rowe dancing into the area but meeting a sturdy Andersen tackle.

Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

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Arsenal’s sloppiness has continued into the second-half and they are duly punished. It’s a good finish from Benteke, but that’s poor from Partey. Wanted far too much time.

GOAL! Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace | Benteke

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49 mins: Arsenal give it away and Benteke buries his effort!

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47 mins: Close!

Partey unleashes a fierce whip of a shot from 30 yards, bending ever closer to the top corner... yet it flashes past the post and Guaita can breathe easy.

Second-half begins! Arsenal 1-0 Crystal Palace

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46 mins: It is Saka forced off, perhaps after that challenge from McArthur at the end of the half. No changes for the visitors.

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The second-half is almost upon us.

Patrick Vieira watches on as the Arsenal players emerge, with Sambi Lokonga preparing to enter the fray.

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A third goal in five games for this man. Is this the start of a long scoring run for the Arsenal star?

 (PA)
(PA)

Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

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A half of two halves, if such a phrase exists. Arsenal started excellently and were well on top for the first 20 minutes. Then they faded massively and Palace arguably should’ve scored before the break.

Half-Time: Arsenal 1-0 Crystal Palace

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Chance on the whistle! Gallagher launches a fantastic volley that Ramsdale dives to his left to deny expertly.

And that’s the half as Arsenal started well and were rewarded with the goal from Aubameyang.

It has to be said, Palace have been the better team since the goal.

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45+2 mins: Chance!

A wicked cross from Ayew nearly meets the diving Benteke but even the big Belgian can’t get on the end of it, with the goal gaping.

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45 mins: Three minutes added on as Palace prepare for a corner.

A header is looped towards the back stick and McArthur’s shot is saved, but he’s offside.

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44 mins: It did look like Saka was hurt by that awkward challenge and he has been taken off to the side for treatment as play gets underway.

The youngster is on his feet and eventually back in the game.

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42 mins: Arsenal are angry at McArthur after he swings a foot at the ball after the whistle has gone, painfully swiping at Saka in the process.

A short kerfuffle is ended by Mike Dean’s yellow card.

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41 mins: Saka trips Ayew in his own half and earns the game’s first yellow card.

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40 mins: Five minutes until the break and Arsenal are hardly on the up as the break approaches.

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36 mins: Again, it is Edouard and Mitchell combining but the striker’s pass out wide has too much on it to force a one-on-one.

Smith Rowe breaks out but is felled, only for Arsenal to fail to make the most of the advantage. McArthur gets away without a booking for the challenge.

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34 mins: Chance!

Mitchell bursts down the left to steal the ball off Partey and delivers a sweet cutback to Edouard - whose shot loops comfortably over the bar. Another half-opening goes begging for the away team.

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32 mins: The Gunners are struggling to deliver the final pass, Odegaard the latest to fail to read his teammate’s run after Smith Rowe got in a better position but didn’t receive the ball.

Hitting the ball long to Pepe on the right flank has also been a common outlet, with no success to back it up.

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29 mins: Palace get the chance to load the box after Odegaard clumsily downs Ayew on the edge of the area.

Milivojevic’s cross is cleared by the first defender at the near-post. A waste.

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27 mins: Chance!

Arsenal let Benteke have a little too much room and, facing the goal square on from the D, he drills a shot low that Ramsdale can smother.

Not something the Gunners can afford to do very often.

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24 mins: Palace’s Gallagher and then Arsenal’s Partey are the next to fire at goal from distance. Nothing to trouble the keepers.

Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

20:23 , Marc Mayo

Palace have been a little better since the goal, but Arsenal still the better side. They are getting plenty of joy out wide and that seems the way to get at the Eagles. Pepe, in particular, has done well.

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21 mins: Some excellent pressure from Arsenal leads to a comfortable save for Guaita as Smith Rowe launches a daisy-cutter from 25 yards.

Pepe was free to his right, though. The Gunners could do with turning this momentum into 2-0.

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19 mins: A good chance for Palace to take the sting out of the hosts’ game with some possession and incremental pressure in the Arsenal half.

But Pepe drops back to clear the ball from his own corner flag.

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15 mins: He’s okay, folks.

Arsenal immediately go on the attack but Pepe’s through ball takes a nick and goes for a corner.

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14 mins: A bit of worry for Arsenal as Aubameyang has stayed down and is getting treatment.

It looks like he was caught in a tangle of legs off the ball.

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12 mins: Penalty? Mike Dean says no. And VAR agrees.

Lovely counter between Edouard and Benteke saw the Belgian create space nicely in the box, but he tries to do too much and hits the deck under a fair challenge.

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11 mins: Pepe will take the assist but he very nearly had his own pearl of a goal there.

The Ivorian’s delightful give-and-go with Tomiyasu forced an opening and his whipped effort called Guaita into action. Sadly for the Palace keeper, his great parry only headed straight to Aubameyang.

Arsenal showing no signs of letting up since the goal.

Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

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That’s a better finish than people will give Aubameyang credit for. He had to think fast and react quickly, with his wrong foot. Just what Arteta will have wanted, a perfect start.

GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Crystal Palace | Aubameyang

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8 mins: It’s Aubameyang who nets after Pepe’s lovely one-two forced a great save from Guaita.

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7 mins: First sighter in attack for Arsenal as a decent Saka cross is cleared as Aubameyang lurks with intent.

A second run down the left earns the England man a corner.

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6 mins: If you didn’t know this was a Patrick Vieira team...

Plenty of robust challenges flying in from the Palace midfielders early doors. Let’s see how Arsenal deal with them.

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3 mins: Both teams are very content to knock the ball around with Arsenal offering more pressure on their opponents while out of possession.

Palace have already have a couple of moments to hit their big front men, which have been well dealt with.

Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

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The teams are out and already Vieira’s name is being sung by the whole of the Emirates. It must be strange for Arteta, but there’s nothing he can do and complain about really. The fans want to show their respect to an Arsenal legend.

Kick-off!

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Away we go...

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The teams are out - and a big reception for Patrick Vieira as expected.

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Five minute warning...

The atmosphere at the Emirates is building ahead of the final Premier League clash of the gameweek.

The Man In The Middle

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Mike Dean will take charge of tonight’s game.

 (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

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Patrick Vieira insists he is fully focused on getting one over Arsenal despite an ‘emotional’ return to North London.

He tells Sky Sports: “It’s really difficult because when you’ve spent nine years, it’s emotionally difficult to come back.

“But I am the manager of a football club and the conversation this week was about how can we perform well to win, that is my only concern.”

The Palace boss also confirms Wilfried Zaha has not trained with the team since returning from international duty feeling ill.

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Can Christian Benteke do it against Arsenal? History is not in his favour...

In the striker’s last 12 meetings with the Gunners, he has scored two goals and claimed just two wins.

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(POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Monday night blues?

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Arsenal are on a seven game winning streak on Monday nights in the Premier League at home - scoring 15 and conceding just twice.

Add that to four wins in five at the Emirates in the league and Mikel Arteta’s men are certainly the favourites tonight.

It feels a mile away from the banana skin fears that have dominated the club in recent times... will they return tonight?

Simon Collings from the Emirates Stadium

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Team News

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A big surprise then for Crystal Palace as Wilfried Zaha misses out through illness, giving Christian Benteke the chance to impress at the Emirates.

Michael Olise therefore remains on the bench and will have to wait for his first Premier League start.

As for the Gunners, it is as expected with a punchy midfield behind the returning Nicolas Pepe on the wing.

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Arsenal XI: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Smith Rowe, Partey, Odegaard; Saka, Aubameyang, Pepe.

Subs: Leno, Holding, Maitland-Niles, Cedric, Tavares, Elneny, Sambi, Martinelli, Lacazette.

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Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Gallagher, Milivojevic, McArthur; Benteke, Edouard, Ayew.

Subs: Butland, Tomkins, Kelly, Clyne, Kouyate, Hughes, Schlupp, Olise, Mateta

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Ten minutes until we get those line-ups...

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The return of Patrick Vieira means he will become the fourth Arsenal star to play for the club in the Premier League - and then manage against them.

The previous three have all struggled against their former employers...

Tony Adams and Remi Garde lost their only game versus the Gunners while David O’Leary won three, drew two and lost nine of his encounters.

 (Action Images via Reuters)
(Action Images via Reuters)

Head-to-Head

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Arsenal won 3-1 at Selhurst Park in their last meeting, in May, but that came after a run of five games without a win against the Eagles.

Before that, it was very much the Gunners on top - and Palace only won this game once between 1979 and 2017 (28 games).

Arsenal wins: 14

Draws: 7

Palace wins: 3

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Patrick Vieira has confirmed that Eberechi Eze and Nathan Ferguson are making progress in their returns from long injury lay-offs but neither will be fit for tonight’s game.

Crystal Palace predicted XI: Guaita; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Gallagher, Milivojevic, McArthur; Olise, Edouard, Zaha.

The Standard’s Prediction

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Arteta’s reign is finally gaining momentum but Palace have been awkward opponents at Emirates Stadium in recent years and could look to go toe-to-toe with Arsenal.

Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace.

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Granit Xhaka is the only major absentee as he is still recovering from a knee injury picked up last month. Gabriel Martinelli is also a doubt after picking up an unspecified injury last week, but he was unlikely to start anyway.

Arsenal predicted XI: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Smith Rowe, Partey, Odegaard; Saka, Aubameyang, Pepe.

How To Watch

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TV channel: Tonight’s match will be televised on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.

18:18 , Marc Mayo

Hello and welcome to Arsenal versus Crystal Palace!

A very entertaining evening hopefully lies in wait, so let’s get to it.

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