Not only did Arsenal see each of the five teams above them in the Premier League all secure maximum points over the weekend but Everton also went level with the Gunners on 54 points after their impressive win over Leicester City.
While Arsene Wenger's side still have three games in hand over the Toffees, it will be the seven-point deficit to Manchester City that will concern the 67-year-old Frenchman the most as the home straight of the campaign approaches.
With that in mind, a victory in Monday's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace looks essential for the visitors if they're to keep up with those sides vying for Champions League football next term.
Paddy Power are 4/5 (1.80) about an Arsenal victory which suggests they do have a pretty solid chance of going above Manchester United into fifth spot. Meanwhile, a home win is available at 7/2 (4.50) while the draw is priced at 27/10 (3.70) by the same firm.
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The visitors should take heart from an assured 3-0 win over West Ham last week and although Palace have had some notable victories in recent matches to give themselves some breathing room in the battle to avoid relegation, their 3-1 defeat at St Mary's last time out will give Arsenal backers plenty of hope that they can make it back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since mid-January.
Having already claimed a 2-0 win over Palace at the Emirates this season, Wenger will expect his side to extend their impressive record against the Eagles which has seen them come out on top in eight of the last nine encounters between the two sides.
While Arsenal might be tricky to trust at odds on quotes, the opportunity to watch this game cheering on an 8/1 (9.0) shot which, according to the current odds, has around a 55% chance of winning, is sure to appeal to plenty of punters who are yet to open a Paddy Power account.
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