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Arsenal v Crystal Palace Live Commentary & Result, 14/01/2021, Premier League

11 ‘ Arsenal are winless in their last four Premier League games against Crystal Palace (D3 L1), their longest winless streak against the Eagles in the top flight.

9 ‘ An ambitious effort! Palace launches his first attack, Eze cutting with the left wing and he yields it to Townsend, who tries to pass the ball into the upper left corner. However, it flies well above the bar.

8 ft The visitors have barely touched the ball so far in the opening minutes, that’s all Arsenal so far, with every Palace player behind the ball.

6 ft Maitland-Niles does well on the left wing, passing Aubameyang and looking to whip a cross into the box for a teammate, but he gets it wrong and steals behind Palace’s goal.

4 ft Decent move from Arsenal, which sees Smith Rowe penetrating deep into the palace penalty area, but his cross in the six-yard penalty area is too close to Guaita, who reassembles comfortably.

3 ‘ Palace are happy to sit deep and soak up Arsenal’s early possession, making sure they are back in their lineup and not giving the Gunners much time and space in midfield .

The teams are on the pitch and the kick-off is almost here, stay tuned for all the action in the match!

Meanwhile, Roy Hodgson made only one change to his starting Palace XI, with Jeffrey Schlupp dropping out of the team due to injury and he was replaced on the left wing by Eze.

Just two changes for Arsenal on their side who beat West Brom 4-0 last time in the Premier League. Mari and Tierney are absent and they have been replaced in defense by David Luiz and Maitland-Niles.

PALAIS SUBTITLES: Jack Butland, Scott Dann, James McCarthy, Patrick Van Aanholt, Jairo Riedewald, Michy Batshuayi, Nathaniel Clyne, Gary Cahill, Jordan Ayew.

PALAIS (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 victory over Sheffield United and they are 13th in the table. However, they were knocked out of the FA Cup last Friday after being beaten 1-0 by Wolves.

Arsenal have returned to form in recent weeks, with three consecutive Premier League wins, to lift them to 11th in the table. With a 2-0 win over Newcastle United in the FA Cup this weekend.

Hello and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Crystal Palace.



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