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90' + 5'
A. Lacazette
Goal
2 - 2
73'
O. Édouard
M. Olise
1 - 2
50'
C. Benteke
J. Ayew
1 - 1
43'
J. McArthur
Yellow Card
8'
P. Aubameyang
Goal
1 - 0

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53% 46%
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Shots On Target 6 6
Total Passes 544 475
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Arsenal make it five games unbeaten, but they've now drawn their last two and sit 12th in the table. Meanwhile Palace remain without a win in four games, having drawn their last three and they remain 14th. Arsenal will welcome Aston Villa next time out, while Palace return to Selhurst Park and they'll face Newcastle United.
Arsenal score a 95th-minute equaliser to earn a point against Crystal Palace, after it looked like the visitors would walk away with all three. Arsenal led 1-0 at the break thanks to Aubameyang’s early strike, but Palace responded in the second period, with Benteke levelling the game, before Edouard fired the visitors into the lead and made it 2-1. It looked like Palace would then see the game out and claim the win, but Lacazette popped up in stoppage time with a vital equaliser to make it 2-2.  
90' + 6' FULL-TIME: ARSENAL 2-2 CRYSTAL PALACE
A. Lacazette
Goal
90' + 5' GOAL! ARSENAL MAKE IT 2-2 IN STOPPAGE TIME! Palace don’t deal with a corner and the ball bounces dangerously around the penalty area, with White seeing his shot blocked, before it falls to Lacazette in the six-yard box. The striker is unmarked and he drills it into the back of the net from close range.
90' + 4' Late corner now for Arsenal, is this the final opportunity for them to get something? There are just a matter of seconds remaining on the clock.
90' + 2' No sign of an imminent Arsenal goal to clinch a late equaliser here, with Palace defending well in numbers and they are slowing the pace down when they can.
90' There will be a minimum of four minutes added time played at the end of the second half.
88' There's just a couple of minutes remaining, plus any additional time left to play here. Arsenal are on top and are camped inside the Palace half of the pitch.
87' OFF THE BAR! Palace fail to deal with a deep cross into the box from the right that is flicked on and falls to Tierney at the back post. The left-back takes a touch and then powers an effort towards goal, but it strikes the crossbar! Palace then manage to clear the danger. Great chance for Arsenal!
86' Palace have everyone back behind the ball, as Arsenal continue to pile on the pressure, but they aren't passing it quickly enough in order to create a chance in the final third.
84' The visitors are now playing with five at the back since the arrival of Tomkins, as they try and soak up the Arsenal pressure and hang on for a 2-1 victory.
J. Tomkins
O. Édouard
82' It looks like Palace are going to try and see the game out, with Edouard coming off and he has been replaced by Tomkins.
Gabriel Martinelli
T. Partey
81' Third and final Arsenal change, as Partey makes away for Martinelli.
79' Stoppage in play now as Kouyate and Partey have a coming together on the ground and the Arsenal man accidentally catches his opponent in the face. The medical staff are on the pitch, but he should be fine to continue shortly.
77' After an 11-game winless run in Premier League London derbies, Palace won their last such match 3-0 against Tottenham. The Eagles haven’t won consecutive league derby matches since April 2017, which included a 3-0 win against Arsenal.
75' There is plenty of time left on the clock for Arsenal to get back into the game, can they now come from behind to score an equaliser?
M. Olise
Assist
73' Olise has only been on the pitch for a couple of minutes and he is already involved in the action as Palace catch the Gunners out with their pace on the counter. Olise plays it to Edouard on the edge of the box, before making an overlapping run to take a defender away. However, his team-mate goes for goal himself and produces an excellent finish.
O. Édouard
Goal
73' GOAL! PALACE TAKE THE LEAD! The visitors break forward on the counter and catch Arsenal out at the back! Gallagher plays it across to Olise, who then feeds Edouard and the striker powers his effort towards goal, that beats Ramsdale for pace and cannons against the crossbar, before bouncing down and over the line. Palace lead 2-1!
72' CHANCE! Aubameyang produces a great flick to send Lacazette through on goal and the striker only has Guaita to beat, however, the keeper gets down quickly and makes a superb save to tip it around the post.
M. Olise
J. Ayew
71' Another substitution by the visitors, with Ayew coming off and he has been replaced by Olise.
69' The arrival of Lacazette has already given Arsenal a kick and the supporters are urging them forward. Can he link up with Aubameyang in the final third?
C. Kouyaté
L. Milivojević
67' Palace make a change of their own, with Milivojevic heading off and he has been replaced by Kouyate.
A. Lacazette
M. Ødegaard
67' Here comes the Arsenal change, with Odegaard the man heading off the pitch and he has been replaced by Lacazette.
66' It looks like both teams are getting ready to make some changes now, with a couple of players getting warmed up on the sidelines. Can someone create a spark and score another goal?
64' Another effort from distance by Partey, but this time it doesn't come close to troubling Guaita as he was under a lot more pressure and the shot flies well wide.
63' It will be interesting to see how long Arteta leaves it before making any more changes here, as it looks like he is going to have to change something in order for the Gunners to score a winner.
61' You can sense the frustration building inside the Emirates, as Palace continue to press forward and create opportunities. Arsenal need to show more attacking intent and get the likes of Pepe and Aubameyang involved.
59' Guehi tries his luck from distance as there isn't much else on in front of him, but his strike is poor and doesn't trouble Ramsdale, flying high over the bar.
57' SAVE! Another quick counter by Palace after Arsenal lose possession and Edouard's shot is blocked, but it then falls to Ayew on the edge of the box, who drills a powerful effort towards goal. However, it's too close to Ramsdale, who is able to tip it over the bar.
56' Arsenal look a lot more lively now since Palace have levelled the game, but they need to be wary of the Palace threat on the counter-attack, as the visitors look dangerous.
54' Palace are unbeaten in their last three Premier League away games against Arsenal (W1 D2). The Eagles had only avoided defeat in three of their previous 16 visits to Highbury/Emirates Stadium in league competition (W1 D2 L13).
52' This game could go either way now as Palace have played well today and have created chances, but conceding may kick Arsenal into gear again, after a poor spell.
J. Ayew
Assist
50' Ayew saw the opportunity to win the ball back off Partey as Arsenal tried to play the ball out from the back and made a great challenge, before finding Benteke, who produced a great finish.
C. Benteke
Goal
50' GOAL! PALACE ARE LEVEL! Ayew presses high and wins the ball back off Partey in a dangerous position, before playing it through to Benteke, who beats Gabriel and he then only has Ramsdale to beat. The striker shows great composure to keep his cool and fire it into the bottom right corner of the net. It’s 1-1!
48' CLOSE! Partey unleashes a great strike towards goal and he looks to be heading into the top right corner of the net, with Guaita scrambling across to try and meet it. However, luckily for the Palace keeper, it flies just wide of the post.
47' Palace often struggle to score goals when Zaha doesn't play, so someone will have to step up here to try and get the visitors into the game. Gallagher looks the most likely at the moment, he has been lively in midfield.
46' The second half is under way!
A. Lokonga
B. Saka
46' Arsenal have made a substitution ahead of the second half, with Saka struggling with an injury at the end of the first period and he has been replaced by Lokonga.
Arsenal dropped off the pace after taking the lead and are lucky to still be ahead at the break, with Gallagher almost making it 1-1 at the very end of the half. They need to pick it up if they are to double their lead and make the result more comfortable.
Aubameyang’s early goal hands Arsenal the lead at the break, his third of the season. They made the breakthrough after eight minutes, when Pepe’s strike was superbly saved by Guaita, but the rebound fell straight to Aubameyang, who converted from close range. Palace responded well to going behind and dominated much of the first half, with Benteke and Edouard both having chances, before Gallagher forced Ramsdale into a superb save in stoppage time with his volley.
45' + 4' HALF-TIME: ARSENAL 1-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
45' + 4' CHANCE! Gallagher almost equalises on the stroke of half-time! Arsenal fail to clear the danger from a corner and it falls to Gallagher on the edge of the box, who fires a volley towards the top right corner of the net. However, Ramsdale makes an excellent diving save to tip it around the post. So close!
45' + 3' Another opportunity for Palace to create something from a corner now, they've looked dangerous at set pieces so far, using their aerial threat to good use.
45' + 1' Offside! Benteke rises highest at a corner and powers a header back across goal towards McArthur, who fires an effort towards goal. However, Ramsdale reacts quickly and makes a great save. It wouldn't have counted anyway as the offside flag went up.
45' There will be a minimum of three minutes added time played at the end of the first half.
44' Saka looks to be in some pain following the challenge by McArthur and he is receiving some treatment on the pitch by the Arsenal medical team. It'll be a sore one, but he should be fine to continue.
J. McArthur
Yellow Card
43' McArthur is now booked after he flies into the back of Saka and catches him very late. The Arsenal players are furious with the challenge and surround the referee.
B. Saka
Yellow Card
42' The first yellow card of the game is shown to Saka for his late lunge on Ayew, bringing the Palace man to the ground.
41' It's very quiet inside the Emirates, with the home supporters not having much to shout about, despite a quick start to the game. They've really dropped off the pace and Palace are playing well.
39' There isn’t long left to play before the end of the first half, can Palace find an equaliser before the half-time whistle? They are on top at the moment.
37' McArthur is lucky to get away with just a warning and not a yellow card after he deliberately stops Smith Rowe in his tracks as the midfielder breaks forward on the counter.
35' CHANCE! Mitchell wins the ball back deep inside the Arsenal half after Tomiyasu lingers on it and the Palace left-back races into the penalty area. He then pulls the ball back and picks out Edouard, who fires an effort towards goal, but it flies over the crossbar. He should be doing better from there and at least forcing Ramsdale into making a save.
34' It's a bit scrappy at the moment, with neither team doing a particularly good job of keeping the ball and working it up the pitch.
32' Palace are unbeaten in their last three Premier League away games against Arsenal (W1 D2). The Eagles had only avoided defeat in three of their previous 16 visits to Highbury/Emirates Stadium in league competition (W1 D2 L13).
30' We’re at the half an hour mark now and it remains Arsenal who lead 1-0, thanks to Aubameyang's close range strike on eight minutes. There hasn't been any other real goalscoring chances yet from either side.
28' SAVE! Much better in the final third by Palace, they work it well around the penalty area and Benteke finds space to get a shot away, but it's not close enough to the bottom right corner of the net and Ramsdale makes a good stop.
27' The pace of the game is quite slow at the moment, with Palace keeping it well but without any attacking intent and Arsenal are content with keeping them out of their final third.
25' It looks like Aubameyang has managed to run off the injury that he seemed to pick up earlier, which is a big boost for the home side. The striker hasn't seen much of the ball in the last 10 minutes or so though.
23' Gallagher finds space on the edge of the box, turns and then fires an effort towards the Arsenal goal. However, it doesn't have enough pace on it to beat Ramsdale, who makes a comfortable save.
22' Decent effort! Arsenal win the ball back in the middle of the pitch and Saka lays the ball off to Smith Rowe, who fires a strike towards the bottom left corner of the net. However, Guaita reads it well and makes a good save. Pepe is furious with his team-mate, as he was in a good position to his left.
20' This is better from Palace, they've enjoyed some good possession in the Arsenal half of the pitch in the last few minutes, but nothing in the final third and Ramsdale remains untested.
18' Palace are trying to break forward on the counter when they can, using the pace of Edouard up front. However, their passing game just hasn't been good enough so far and Arsenal have easily won the ball back.
16' Arsenal have won just one of their last six Premier League meetings with Crystal Palace (D4 L1), though it was in their last such meeting in May (3-1 at Selhurst Park).
14' Injury concern here for Arsenal as Aubameyang is down with an injury, after he is accidentally clipped by Milivojevic. The medical team are on the pitch and the Gunners will be hoping that he's fit enough to carry on.
12' PENALTY SHOUT! Edouard carries the ball a long way up the pitch before laying it off to Benteke in the box and he tries to skip past a couple of Arsenal defenders, before going to ground. However, the referee doesn't see any contact and waves away his appeals.
10' Palace are looking to get back into the game straight away, pushing forward in numbers, but Arsenal look strong at the back and they are able to cope with anything the visitors can throw at them at the moment.
P. Aubameyang
Goal
8' GOAL! ARSENAL TAKE THE LEAD! Palace fail to deal with a corner and Pepe plays a quick one-two with Tomiyasu and then receives it back on the right side of the box and he tries to curl the ball into the top left corner of the net. However, Guaita makes a great save, tipping it out wide, but straight into the path of Aubameyang and the striker shows great reactions to power it into the back of the net from a very tight angle. It’s 1-0 after eight minutes!
7' Arsenal win the first corner of the game after Saka takes on Ward down the left wing and the Palace right-back defends well and puts it behind for a set piece.
5' Decent spell deep down the right wing here by Arsenal, with Tomiyasu linking up well with Pepe and Smith Rowe. However, they don't manage to work space for a cross into the box and Palace eventually clear the danger.
3' Arsenal are controlling possession early on here, keeping it well in midfield and making sure that Palace are doing all of the chasing. However, Benteke manages to win it back and sprints towards the penalty area, but Partey gets back and makes the challenge.
1' We're under way!
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Vieira has also made just one change to his side, with Wilfried Zaha not involved in the squad today due to illness and he has been replaced by Benteke.
Mikel Arteta has made just one change from the team that drew with Brighton, with Sambi Lokonga dropping out and he has been replaced by Pepe. It is another attacking line-up today, with Aubameyang leading the line, with Pepe and Saka providing the width.
CRYSTAL PALACE SUBS: Martin Kelly, Jeffrey Schlupp, Cheikhou Kouyate, James Tomkins, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Michael Olise, Will Hughes, Jack Butland, Nathaniel Clyne.
CRYSTAL PALACE (4-3-3): Vicente Guaita; Joel Ward, Marc Guehi, Joachim Andersen, Tyrick Mitchell; Luka Milivojevic, James McArthur, Conor Gallagher; Jordan Ayew, Christian Benteke, Odsonne Edouard.
ARSENAL SUBS: Gabriel Martinelli, Rob Holding, Cedric Soares, Mohamed Elneny, Bernd Leno, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Alexandre Lacazette, Nuno Tavares.
ARSENAL (4-2-3-1): Aaron Ramsdale; Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ben White, Gabriel, Kieran Tierney; Thomas Partey, Martin Odegaard; Nicolas Pepe, Emile Smith-Rowe, Bukayo Saka; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Patrick Vieira will be relishing his return to his former club, managing Palace, who have drawn their last two games against Brighton and Leicester City, to sit 14th in the table. However, they have only won one game this season, which came over a month ago against Tottenham.
Arsenal have bounced back from a disappointing start to the season, by going on a four-game unbeaten run, with includes three victories and a draw, which came against Brighton last time out prior to the international break.
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