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J. McCarthy
L. Milivojević
81'
E. Nketiah
A. Lacazette
81'
J. Ayew
C. Benteke
67'
David Luiz
Yellow Card
42'
J. Tomkins
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Possession
67% 32%
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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 2
Total Passes 692 339
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Arsenal end their winning run, however, they are now unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions and remain 11th in the table. Meanwhile Palace stay 13th, just one point behind the Gunners.
The points are shared between Arsenal and Crystal Palace, as it ends goalless at the Emirates. The better chances came in the first half and fell to the visitors, with Tomkins heading against the bar and Benteke denied. Palace defended well in the second half and the closest Arsenal went was a powerful strike from Bellerin early on.
90' + 4' FULL-TIME: ARSENAL 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
90' + 3' CHANCE! Palace break forward on the counter and open up Arsenal, with Ayew having an opportunity, but his shot is weak and well blocked, not testing Leno.
90' + 2' The final few minutes have been quite scrappy, as both teams battle for the ball and Palace just seem to be trying to see the game out now.
J. McCarthy
L. Milivojević
90' Late Palace substitution, with Milivojevic the man coming off and he has been replaced by McCarthy in midfield.
90' There will be a minimum of four minutes added time played at the end of the second half.
87' There's just a few minutes remaining on the clock now, plus any added on by the fourth official. It looks like the points are going to be shared.
85' PENALTY SHOUT! Zaha goes up against Holding as the pair battle for the ball and as Zaha gets into the box, he goes down and immediately appeals for a penalty. However, nothing is given by the referee and after a quick look by VAR, the decision stands.
83' Eze still looks full of running, he cuts inside from the left wing and sprints at the Arsenal defence, before going down under pressure and appeals for a free-kick. However, nothing is given.
E. Nketiah
A. Lacazette
81' Third and final change for the Gunners now, with Lacazette replaced by Nketiah.
J. Ayew
C. Benteke
81' Palace make their first substitution, with Benteke the man coming off and he has been replaced by Ayew.
80' In all competitions, Crystal Palace have registered just five wins in 47 previous matches against Arsenal (D14 L28), though they are unbeaten in their last two at the Emirates (W1 D1).
78' Ayew was ready to come onto the pitch, but Eze looks like he is going to try and run off his injury and play the remainder of the game.
76' Another stoppage in play now as Eze is down following a collision with Partey and the medical team are on the pitch giving him some treatment. Still no changes made for Palace, so they may need to make their first here.
74' Not too far away! Holding gets up highest at a corner and tries to glance the ball into the back of the net, but he doesn't quite get enough on it and it flies well wide of goal.
72' There is still plenty of time left on the clock here for either side to go on and win this game. Who will make the difference and break the deadlock?
70' Good chance! Benteke rises to meet a corner whipped into the box, which then strikes McArthur from close range, but he didn't know much about it and Leno comfortably gathers.
T. Partey
Dani Ceballos
69' Another Arsenal change now, with Ceballos the man coming off and he has been replaced by Partey.
69' Good block! Zaha whips a good low cross across the penalty area towards Benteke, but Xhaka gets back brilliantly and makes the block, sending the ball out of play for a corner.
David Luiz
Yellow Card
67' David Luiz is booked for a late challenge after going into the back of Zaha, as the pair battled for the ball on the halfway line.
N. Pépé
A. Maitland-Niles
65' Here is the first Arsenal substitution of the game, with Maitland-Niles the man coming off and he has been replaced by Pepe.
64' Pepe is stripped and ready on the sidelines for the hosts, it looks like he will be coming onto the pitch imminently.
62' There hasn't been much goalmouth action in the last few minutes, with Arsenal keeping the ball well, but they need to pick up the pace if they are to open up the Palace backline.
60' There are a few Arsenal players warming up on the sidelines, including Partey who returns to the Gunners squad after a spell on the sidelines due to injury. It will be interesting to see how long both managers leave it before making any changes to try and win the game.
58' Palace are defending well, not allowing the Gunners much time and space on the ball, so it is very difficult for them to break the visitors down.
56' Stoppage here as Mitchell is down on the pitch receiving some treatment on a knee injury, but he looks fine to continue for Palace.
55' Offside! Good move by Arsenal, after Maitland-Niles gets free down the left wing. He pulls the ball back to Aubameyang, who passes to Lacazette, and he turns away from his marker and smashes a shot towards goal, but it finds the side-netting. However, play is pulled back as Maitland-Niles was offside.
53' The possession charts show that Arsenal have come out on top in this second half so far, almost a repeat of the opening few minutes from the first period.
51' This is only the second time in Arsenal's last 96 home Premier League games they have managed just two shots or fewer in the first half, with the other against Liverpool in July 2020.
49' It's all Arsenal at the moment, with Palace camped inside their own half and having to soak up a lot of early pressure as the hosts push for the opening goal of the game.
47' Good move! Nice play by Ceballos to spot the run of Saka in between the Palace defence and he gets all the way to the byline, but Guaita is quick off his line to smother the shot.
46' CLOSE! Arsenal go on the attack straight from the restart and the ball falls to Bellerin on the edge of the penalty area, who unleashes a powerful strike at goal. However, it flies just wide of the Palace goal.
46' The second half is under way!
The visitors will certainly be the happier of the two sides at the break, with Arsenal dominating possession at times, but they haven't really found their top gear just yet.
It's goalless at the break between Arsenal and Palace, with the visitors having the best chances to open the scoring. Tomkins saw his header crash against the crossbar, before Benteke forced Leno into making a superb diving save late on. Aubameyang went close for Arsenal, but the Gunners haven’t really found their groove just yet.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: ARSENAL 0-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
45' There will be a minimum of one minute added time played at the end of the first half.
44' At the moment, Palace look the more likely of the two sides to open the scoring here, as they have had the better chances and Arsenal haven't been able to open up the visitors' defence for prolonged periods.
J. Tomkins
Yellow Card
42' The first yellow card of the game is shown to Tomkins after he brings Saka down around the halfway line, in order to stop a counter.
42' SAVE! Another good move by Palace down the left wing, this time it is Mitchell with the cross and Benteke meets it and powers a header towards the top right-hand corner of the net. However, Leno gets across and makes a superb save, tipping it out wide. The rebound is met by Zaha, but his strike is weak and Leno gathers at his near post.
41' There’s not long left to play before the end of the first half now, can either side break the deadlock before the half-time whistle?
39' OFF THE BAR! Eze floats a lovely free-kick into the penalty area and it is met by the head of Tomkins from the edge of the six-yard box, but it cannons off the crossbar! So close for Palace.
38' Another free-kick to Palace in a decent position, after Xhaka stamps on the foot of Zaha. Another good position for a shot at goal, this time it is more to the left.
36' Arsenal have lost their last two home Premier League matches played on Thursday, losing 3-0 to Man City in March 2018 and 2-1 to Brighton in December 2019. However, they did beat Crystal Palace the last time the sides met on a Thursday, winning 3-2 in December 2017.
34' Smith Rowe drills a low cross into the box from the right, which takes a slight deflection off Kouyate, but still seems to be flying towards Aubameyang, who could turn and shoot. However, Bellerin was sprinting in and takes it off his toes, but his shot is poor and goes well wide.
32' David Luiz gets on the end of a deep corner delivery, he tries to square it back across goal for a team-mate, but it's too close to Guaita and he easily gathers.
31' We’re past the half an hour mark now and it remains goalless between Arsenal and Crystal Palace, with the visitors growing into the game and they are starting to test the Gunners defence.
29' CHANCE! Mitchell gets forward down the left and overlaps Eze, before pulling the ball back to Benteke on the edge of the penalty area and he gets in front of his marker, but can't keep his shot down and it flies high over the bar.
27' Good chance! Palace with a quick counter that catches Arsenal out at the back, as Eze releases Benteke, he cuts inside and shapes to shoot, but he drills his effort straight at Leno at the near post, who makes a good stop.
25' In their 2-0 victory against Sheffield United last time out, Crystal Palace kept their first clean sheet of the season since their opening day victory against Southampton. The Eagles last recorded back-to-back Premier League shutouts between February-June 2020 (4).
23' BLOCKED! Zaha does brilliantly to skip past a couple of Arsenal defenders in the penalty area and get all the way to the edge of the six-yard box, but just as he goes to fire a shot at goal, Xhaka gets back and makes an excellent sliding challenge to deny him.
21' Decent effort! Saka picks up the ball outside the box and fires a low strike at goal, which is too close to Guaita and he makes a good save.
20' SAVE! Aubameyang with the first shot on target from the edge of the penalty area and it forces Guaita into making a good stop, which doesn't clear the danger as he then misses his next punch from the rebound, before then pouncing on it.
18' Benteke and David Luiz are having a good battle in the air when it comes to challenging for high balls, with the striker relishing the opportunity against the defender who has been brought into the side.
16' Maitland-Niles makes a big mistake as he tries to play the ball back to Leno at the back, as the left-back gets far too much power on the pass and sends it straight out of play for a corner! The keeper might have been struggling to control that if it was straight at him.
15' Over the bar! Eze tries to curl a free-kick into the top right-hand corner of the net; however, he gets way too much power on the ball and it flies high and wide of the Arsenal goal.
14' Free-kick to Palace in a good shooting position after Xhaka tugs the shirt of Zaha around 25 yards out and it looks like Eze is going to step up and take the set piece.
13' This is better from Palace, with Eze and Zaha starting to get involved in attack and open up the Arsenal defence, which makes a change from them soaking up all the hosts possession.
11' Arsenal are winless in their last four Premier League matches against Crystal Palace (D3 L1), their longest winless run against the Eagles in the top-flight.
9' Ambitious effort! Palace go on their first attack, with Eze cutting in from the left wing and he lays it off to Townsend, who tries to curl the ball into the top left-hand corner. However, it flies well over the bar.
8' The visitors have hardly touched the ball so far in the opening few minutes, it is all Arsenal so far, with every Palace player back defending.
6' Maitland-Niles does well down the left wing, getting past Aubameyang and he looks to whip a cross into the box for a team-mate, but he gets it all wrong and it flies behind the Palace goal.
4' Decent move by Arsenal, which sees Smith Rowe get deep into the Palace penalty area, but his cross into the six-yard box is too close to Guaita, who comfortably gathers.
3' Palace are happily sitting deep and soaking up the early possession here by Arsenal, making sure they are back in their formation and not allowing the Gunners much time and space in midfield.
1' We're under way!
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Meanwhile Roy Hodgson only made one change to his Palace starting XI, with Jeffrey Schlupp dropping out of the team due to injury and he has been replaced on the left-wing by Eze.
Just two changes for Arsenal from their side that beat West Brom 4-0 last time out in the Premier League. Mari and Tierney miss out and they have been replaced in defence by David Luiz and Maitland-Niles.
PALACE SUBS: Jack Butland, Scott Dann, James McCarthy, Patrick Van Aanholt, Jairo Riedewald, Michy Batshuayi, Nathaniel Clyne, Gary Cahill, Jordan Ayew.
PALACE (4-4-2): Vicente Guaita; Joel Ward, James Tomkins, Cheikhou Kouyate, Tyrick Mitchell; Andros Townsend, James McArthur, Luka Milivojevic, Eberechi Eze; Christian Benteke, Wilfried Zaha.
ARSENAL SUBS: Gabriel, Willian, Runar Alex Runarsson, Cedric Soares, Thomas Partey, Nicolas Pepe, Calum Chambers, Joseph Willock, Eddie Nketiah.
ARSENAL (4-2-3-1): Bernd Leno; Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, David Luiz, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Dani Ceballos, Granit Xhaka; Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang; Alexandre Lacazette.
Meanwhile Palace ended a five-game winless streak in the league with a 2-0 success over Sheffield United and they sit 13th in the table. However, they were knocked out of the FA Cup last Friday after being beaten 1-0 by Wolves.
Arsenal have picked up form in recent weeks, with three consecutive Premier League victories, to move them up to 11th in the table. Along with a 2-0 win over Newcastle United in the FA Cup at the weekend.
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