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Sunday, February 2, 2014
 Full Time
Crystal Palace
A. Oxlade-Chamberlain  47' 1-0 
A. Oxlade-Chamberlain  73' 2-0 
HT: 0-0
Emirates Stadium (Attendance: 60,005)
Referee: Jon Moss
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Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace
Minute Commentary
When these two teams met at Selhurst Park last year, Arsenal had to work very hard to secure a 2-0 victory. Fast forward a couple of months and the story is exactly the same here. Mikel Arteta and Olivier Giroud were the scorers in the 2013 clash, but this time it was the returning Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to the rescue as his brace put Palace to the sword. It was a frustrating first half for the hosts as their opponents sat deep and soaked up the pressure, with Nacho Monreal having the only real chance for the Gunners, while Marouane Chamakh's poor touch at the other end denied the visitors from twice taking a shock lead. However, it didn't take Arsene Wenger's men long to get going in the second period, with a wonderful Santi Cazorla ball finished off by Oxlade-Chamberlain, as the youngtser lobbed Speroni. Cameron Jerome nearly earned his side an instant equaliser, but his header from point blank range was too soft, and Wojciech Szczesny was let off the hook. With just under 20 minutes to go, Oxlade-Chamberlain made sure of the points after neat interplaty with Giroud, finishing off a fine move with a fine finish into the bottom corner. So Arsenal go back to the top of the pile, while Crystal Palace remain just one point adrift of safety in 17th after West Brom's point against Liverpool earlier on. They shouldn't be disheartened though - they put in an excellent performance and were only denied by one of the best outfits in world football. I said earlier on that this match could have implications for both ends of the Premier League table, and only time will tell whether I was correct or not.
That's it - a comfortable win in the end for the Gunners, as they beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium.
There will be three additional minutes here at the Emirates Stadium, and two of them have already been played. Arsenal are strolling to the top of the Premier League.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is in the wars again as he cops one in the face from teammate Tomas Rosicky as they both challenged a Palace player for the ball. Both have just come back from injuries as well, with Rosicky's being a broken nose, so that is hardly what Arsene Wenger needed. They both look OK for the moment, however.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain worries the home fans as he goes to ground holding his ankle after Kagisho Dikgacoi had gone through the back of him. He looks fine though, and this match will just be about keeping players fit now that the game has already been won for Arsene Wenger's side.
Dwight Gayle's energy nearly puts off Szczesny as the Arsenal stopper looked to clear an underhit backpass, but the Polish keeper just about gets away with it, before the Palace sub strikes a free-kick straight into the wall from a promising area.
More substitutions come along here, as the home side make two changes to their pack. Mesut Ozil is replaced by Kieran Gibbs, and Olivier Giroud comes off for Nicklas Bendtner, who will be eager to go some way to removing his figure of ridicule tag football fans have given him. He can start by having a look at his hair - it looks as though he's been in the wilderness for a good couple of months.
Crystal Palace make another change, as Dwight Gayle comes on in place of Marouane Chamakh, who couldn't find the net against his former club. It would have been interesting to see what Gayle could have done from the start this afternoon, but we'll never know now.
Mesut Ozil works himself some space just outside the Palace box, but his low shot is easily held by Julian Speroni. The Eagles don't look like they have the heart to muster up a fightback here.
With the sting well and truly taken out of this game after that second Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain goal, the home side are content to just spread the ball around the midfield. The onus now lies on Man City and Chelsea tomorrow night to try and put the Gunners under considerable pressure at the top of the pile.
You have to give a lot of credit to the visitors for this performace - they have shown admirable character and appliaction, but in the end the extra quality of the Arsenal players has shone through, and it very much looks like the Gunners are heading back to the top of the Premier League table this evening.
It has been a terrific return to first team football for Oxlade-Chamberlain, and it is another terrific goal from the England international. He starts the move with a gorgeous backheel towards Giroud, and the Frenchman repays the favour with a return pass. The winger latches onto it, sprints at the Palace defenders, cuts inside, and finds the bottom corner of Speroni's net from inside the area.
He's done it again! Alex Oxlade Chamberlain has surely finished off Crystal Palace now - 2-0 to Arsenal!
Arsenal make a substitution with 20 minutes left on the clock, as Tomas Rosicky replaces Lukas Podolski.
He's been banging in the goals so far this season, Olivier Giroud, but he has looked distinctly average this afternoon. The Gunners break and it looks promising when Ozil finds the forward with a pass along the deck, but Giroud takes an awful touch and the chance is gone.
They had 75% possession in the first half, and Arsenal are still having 68% of the ball now, even though their opponents are in need of a goal. While it stays at 1-0 though, anything can heppen in this league, and Palace have shown they have enough about them to nick a goal here.
Mesut Ozil's pass towards Mikel Arteta is far too short, and Chamakh intercepts it before spreading the ball wide. When the cross comes in, it looks destined for the head of Kagisho Dikgacoi, but Per Mertersacker does well to get in front of his man and clear the danger.
If Tony Pulis's side are to get back into this game, you sense set pieces could be the way forward for them. Damien Delaney gets his head on a cross following a cleared corner, but he was leaning back the whole way, and his attempt trickles wide of the near post.
After his goal broke the stubborn resistance of Crystal Palace, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is clearly feeling very confident in his abilities. He has a dig from about 40 yards out, but the less said about it the better. Put it this way - Koscielny's volley from that range eariler on looked like a worldy in comparison.
The hosts are making their opponents chase shadows here, passing it around the backline and their midfield with consummate ease. All Palace need is once chance, though.
Tony Pulis decides to shake things up a little bit, with Cameron Jerome making way for Barry Bannan. Just over 30 minutes remain, so his side have plenty of time to try and salvage something from this one.
End to end stuff all of a sudden at the Emirates Stadium, with Lukas Podolski wasting a half chance by firing his effort into the side netting from the angle. They've got the goal they craved, Arsenal, but that last Cameron Jerome opportunity shows that they might just need a second.
Oh my word, the visitors should be level straight away. A Jason Puncheon cross from the left finds Yannick Bolasie, whose weak header is flying well wide, but Cameron Jerome is there to try and pick up the pieces three yards from goal. The forward looks certain to score, but his stooping header flies straight into the grateful arms of Wojciech Szczesny. Will Palace get a better opportunity than that?
It's amazing what a goal can do isn't it? A couple of minutes ago Tony Pulis was feeling happy with his side's work, and Arsene Wenger was annoyed at his team's inability to break their opponents down, but now it is the Frenchman who is feeling comfortable with proceedings. Where do Palace go from here?
That didn't take long did it? It's his first goal for over a year, but what a way to break that duck! It's glorious stuff from the Gunners as Santi Cazorla tricks his way past a Palace defender and lofts a perfectly weighted ball over the top for Oxlade-Chamberlain. The youngster takes a brilliant touch and calmly lifts the ball over Julian Speroni and into the net.
Arsenal break the deadlock through Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain!
The hosts kick the second half off at the Emirates Stadium - no changes for either side at the break.
As they try and go top of the Barclays Premier League table, Arsenal will be feeling very diappointed with their end product in the opening 45 minutes here. Most of that frustration is down to the resilience and brilliant shape the Palace players are keeping though, and they deserve to be on even terms at half time. There has been a gulf in quality in terms of the passing and possession, with the hosts playing neat little triangles all over the place, but in terms of chances, the match has actually been pretty even. The Gunners had the first opening when Monreal ran onto an Ozil pass over the top, but he saw his effort saved by Speroni. At the other end a better touch from Marouane Chamakh could have seen him score against his former club, while Jason Puncheon could have had a one-on-one with Wojciech Szczesny had it not been for Chamakh's poor pass. Arsene Wenger's men were nearly gifted the opener after some nervous keeping from Speroni under pressure from Giroud, but aside from that there has been little goalmouth action. Tony Pulis will have no complaints with that, and he will hope the second half follows suit, but for Arsene Wenger and his side, the upcoming 45 minutes demands goals to put them back on top of the table.
The half time whistle sounds and we head into the interval at the Emirates Stadium with the scores level at Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace.
There will be two minutes of injury time at the end of this first period. Laurent Koscielny sums up the lack of ideas his side have at the moment by having a pop on the volley from 40 yards after a corner was cleared in his direction. If Koscielny scores a screamer from outside the penalty area, the laws of the universe will have to be reassessed.
The Emirates Stadium is very quiet at the moment, but in fairness they have had nothing to get excited about in the last quarter of an hour. Crystal Palace have been defending dilligently, and Arsenal are really struggling to create anything with the first half rapidly drawing to a close.
Mile Jedinak is the man who has been asked to get in amongst the Arsenal players and break up their attacks in the defensive midfield position, but he takes the law into his own hands here with a rash challenge on Mesut Ozil after the Germany international had got away from him with some quick feet. He gets a caution from the ref, and is now walking a tightrope for the rest of this match.
The Palace players put their arms up in claims for a spot kick, but they were never going to convince the referee there. Joel Ward went to ground after a tussle with Nacho Monreal, but there was nothing in it. Cameron Jerome got on the end of the eventual cross when Ward got back up, but Szczesny saved his effort from the angle.
Nothing uncertain about that though, as Speroni flies off his line to get to the ball before Sagna, who was put in by a clever pass from Mikel Arteta following good work down the right-hand side by Santi Cazorla.
Bacary Sagna whips a ball right across the danger zone, and instead of catching it, Speroni nervously tips it just wide of his far post with Olivier Giroud lurking. That looked very uncertain from the Palace stopper, and the Gunners were nearly gifted a goal there.
The crowd groan in unison when a stray Podolski pass doesn't find Giroud, and the German is furious with his strike partner for not showing. I'm not sure what Podolski expected Giroud to do there, as it was a terrible pass.
The possession stats show that Arsenal have had 71% of the ball in the first half-hour of this match, but that counts for nothing unless you make the keeper work. A comfortable Speroni save apart, they haven't troubled the Palace defence too much yet. So far so good for Tony Pulis' men.
Ozil threads a pass through for Giroud who tries to hold off Danny Gabbidon, but he is outmuscled by the Palace defender. On his way down the Frenchman seemed to hurt his wrist and looks to be in some discomfort. He should be fine to continue, though.
Count the passes - the hosts once more throw together a lovely move consisting of more triangles than you could shake a proverbial stick at, before Joel Ward slides in to stop Giroud from getting his shot away from inside the area. This is all very neat and tidy from Arsenal, but they have yet to manufacture a big chance.
The small section of Palace fans at the Emirates Stadium are making a lot of noise as they try and urge their team forward here. They'll be cheering a lot louder if this score stays the same after 90 minutes, though. The home crowd are just starting to get a little frustrated that their side haven't broken the deadlock yet.
The visitors nearly threaten the Arsenal goal again as Puncheon and Chamakh exhange intelligent passes on the angle of the box. When the former tries to put the latter through on goal though, his pass is well overhit, and the Gunners are let off the hook. Chamakh's touch has deserted him so far today.
A succession of quick one-two's between the Arsenal players nearly sends Olivier Giroud through on goal, but the French striker is snuffed out, before Lukas Podolski nearly gobbles up the rebound, only to be denied by the sliding Damien Delaney.
You have to feel sorry for players like Cameron Jerome in these circumstances. His side are defending deep, and he is the only player in the opposition half whenever they try and break. As a result he's cutting a very lonesome figure so far this afternoon.
Mile Jedinak intercepts a misplaced Arsenal pass and quicky releases Marouane Chamakh. The Moroccan has the beating of Laurent Koscielny, but Wojciech Szczesny is sharp off his line to stop the forward from shooting at goal. That was a good chance for Palace there had Chamakh taken a better touch.
Tony Pulis will have been working on his defensive tactics ruthlessly all week, and his side will certainly have to keep their shape this afternoon. So far they are retreating deep into their own half, with two banks of four set up to frustrate Arsenal. Marouane Chamakh is back trying to help his team as well, but you would back the Gunners to find a way through sooner or later.
We have the first real chance of the game, and it is the home side who create it. Mesut Ozil dinks a lovely ball over the top for the onrushing Nacho Monreal, but the angle was tight for the full-back, and Julian Speroni makes the save. We are barely ten minutes in, but this looks like being a very long afternoon already for the Eagles.
Whenever Crystal Palace get forward, they are simply getting snuffed out before any danger can arise, and Arsenal are playing it from front to back very confidently in these early stages. One-touch football between Ozil, Giroud and Oxlade-Chamberlain nearly sees the latter release Nacho Monreal into space, but Jason Puncheon does well to intercept the pass.
As you would expect it is the home side who are having most of the early possession, with Arteta, Ozil and Cazorla playing in neat little triangles on the edge of the Palace box. It looks like a training ground exercise at the moment, but the Gunners have yet to force an opening.
We're underway at the Emirates Stadium, with the visitors kicking us off.
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertersacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Arteta, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Podolski, Giroud. Subs: Rosicky, Fabianski, Bendtner, Jenkinson, Gibbs, Gnabry, Zelalem. Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Gabbidon, Delaney, Parr, Bolasie, Jedinak, Dikgacoi, Puncheon, Chamakh, Jerome. Subs: Hennessey, Mariappa, McCarthy, Gayle, Wilbraham, Guedioura, Bannan.
Arsenal will be without midfielder Mathieu Flamini as the Frenchman starts the first of a three-game ban following a red card against Southampton on Tuesday night, while Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey are also sidelined with ankle and thigh problems respectively. However, Tomas Rosicky is likely to be eligible for the Gunners after recovering well from a broken nose. For the visitors, Jonathan Parr is expected to be back in the squad after being carried off on a stretcher in the FA Cup loss to Wigan last weekend, but Danny Gabbidon and Kagisho Dikgacoi will be unavailable for this clash as neither of them are considered to be fully fit. Jermome Thomas, who has been suffering with a groin injury, and Glenn Murray, who has been hampered with a knee complaint, are both getting closer to a return, but it is unlikely that Tony Pulis will risk them at the Emirates Stadium today.
Sunderland's Jonathan Moss will be the man in charge this afternoon, as he referees his 14th match in this season's Premier League so far. In his previous 13 fixtures, the 43-year-old has given out 47 yellow cards, and has sent off two people. Last season Moss had a card average of 2.77 bookings per game, which is incredibly generous when compared to the statistics he has racked up in the current campaign. He has amassed an average of well over three yellow cards per match in the 2013-14 season, so the players might want to watch out for the new-found ruthless streak he has been displaying so far this year.
He had his critics for his chosen style of play at Stoke, but whatever you think of his tactics, you can't deny that Tony Pulis is doing a stellar job at Crystal Palace at the moment. From their first eleven games in the division, the Eagles had amassed just four points, whereas they have taken 19 points from the 12 games in which Pulis has been in charge. In those first eleven games of the campaign, Palace conceded 21 goals, but they have shored up significantly in the last couple of months, giving away just 12 goals in their last ten league fixtures. However, there aren't many signs of positivity for them ahead of this match, as while the Gunners have been running riot at home, Palace have scored just five goals away from Selhurst Park – the fewest in the league so far. Who knows though – maybe Marouane Chamakh will come back to haunt his former employers?
After the disappointment of letting a lead slip against Southampton in midweek, and allowing their advantage at the top of the table to disappear as well, Arsenal needed a pick-me-up going into this fixture, and if their recent home record is anything to go by, they've got one. The omens are incredibly positive for Arsene Wenger's men, as they are unbeaten in their last ten matches at the Emirates Stadium, with Gerard Deulofeu's strike for Everton back in December marking the last time an opposing side have scored away against the Gunners in 650 minutes in league football. Today's hosts have also lost just one of their last 20 matches on their own turf, with Aston Villa triumphing 3-1 on that occasion. Add to that the fact that the Gunners have the least losses to their name in the top flight this season, with just three defeats overall, and it is clear that everything is pointing towards a home win this afternoon.
The Emirates Stadium is today likely to play host to a match that will have implications at both ends of the Barclays Premier League table. Arsenal have been flying high all season, but a recent blip against Southampton, when they drew 2-2 with the Saints despite leading 2-1 at one point, means they have lost the initiative to Man City in the title race. However, a victory this afternoon would see them go two points clear at the top, with City playing Chelsea on Monday night. As for the visitors, they currently sit just two places and one point outside of the relegation zone, with a chance to extend the gap between them and the chasing pack this afternoon. With so much potentially on the line, you really wouldn't want to miss it – join us here at 16:00 for live text commentary of this one.
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Team Stats
Arsenal Crystal Palace
2 Goals 0
2 Assists 0
11 Shots 10
6 Shots on Goal 2
2 Saves 4
0 Penalties Scored 0
0 Penalty Kicks 0
9 Crosses 9
6 Corner Kicks 5
0 Offside 3
9 Fouls Committed 14
1 Cautions/Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
67% Ball Possession 33%
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1Wojciech Szczesny 90 - 0 0 0 2
3Bacary Sagna 90 0 0 0 - -
4Per Mertesacker 90 0 1 0 - -
6Laurent Koscielny 90 0 0 0 - -
8Mikel Arteta 90 0 0 0 - -
9Lukas Podolski 72 0 0 0 - -
11Mesut Özil 84 0 0 0 - -
12Olivier Giroud 84 0 0 0 - -
15Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain 90 2 0 0 - -
17Nacho Monreal 90 0 0 0 - -
19Santi Cazorla 90 0 0 0 - -
7Tomas Rosicky 18 0 0 0 - -
23Nicklas Bendtner 6 0 0 0 - -
28Kieran Gibbs 6 0 0 0 - -

Crystal Palace
No. Player MinP G YC RC GA Svs
1Julian Speroni 90 - 0 0 2 4
2Joel Ward 90 0 0 0 - -
4Jonathan Parr 90 0 0 0 - -
7Yannick Bolasie 90 0 0 0 - -
8Kagisho Dikgacoi 90 0 0 0 - -
13Jason Puncheon 90 0 0 0 - -
15Mile Jedinak 90 0 0 0 - -
19Danny Gabbidon 90 0 0 0 - -
27Damien Delaney 90 0 1 0 - -
29Marouane Chamakh 82 0 1 0 - -
30Cameron Jerome 56 0 0 0 - -
16Dwight Gayle 8 0 0 0 - -
46Barry Bannan 34 0 0 0 - -
Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace
Minute Event
90' Game Over  Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace
90' Half Over  Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace
90' Shot  Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal)
90' Corner Kick  Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) - Headed Out - In Play
90' Throw-In  Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
90' Goal Kick  Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal)
90' Shot  Jonathan Parr (Crystal Palace)
90' Corner Kick  Barry Bannan (Crystal Palace) - Clearance In Play
90' Foul  Oxlade-Chamberlain fouled by Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace)
90' Throw-In  Joel Ward (Crystal Palace)
89' Foul  Cazorla fouled by Joel Ward (Crystal Palace)
88' Goal Kick  Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal)
88' Throw-In  Jonathan Parr (Crystal Palace)
87' Shot  Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace)
87' Shot  Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace)
87' Free Kick  Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace)
86' Yellow Card  Per Mertesacker (Arsenal)
86' Foul  Bolasie fouled by Per Mertesacker (Arsenal)
86' Goal Kick  Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal)
85' Shot  Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace)
85' Cross  Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) - Headed Out - In Play
85' Throw-In  Joel Ward (Crystal Palace)
85' Throw-In  Joel Ward (Crystal Palace)
84' Substitution  Nicklas Bendtner (on). Giroud (off). (Arsenal)
84' Substitution  Kieran Gibbs (on). Özil (off). (Arsenal)
83' Throw-In  Bacary Sagna (Arsenal)
83' Foul  Jedinak fouled by Olivier Giroud (Arsenal)
83' Goal Kick  Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal)
82' Substitution  Dwight Gayle (on). Chamakh (off). (Crystal Palace)
82' Shot  Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace)
81' Foul  Koscielny fouled by Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace)
81' Shot on Goal  Mesut Özil (Arsenal)
79' Throw-In  Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
77' Shot  Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace)
75' Foul  Monreal fouled by Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace)
73' Goal  Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal). Assist by Giroud
73' Shot on Goal  Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal)
73' Goal Kick  Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace)
72' Throw-In  Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
72' Throw-In  Joel Ward (Crystal Palace)
72' Substitution  Tomas Rosicky (on). Podolski (off). (Arsenal)
71' Throw-In  Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
70' Cross  Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) - Headed Out - In Play
70' Throw-In  Jonathan Parr (Crystal Palace)
69' Goal Kick  Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal)
69' Shot  Barry Bannan (Crystal Palace)
68' Yellow Card  Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace)
68' Foul  Cazorla fouled by Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace)
67' Goal Kick  Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal)
67' Cross  Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) - Overhit
66' Offside  Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace)
65' Offside  Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace)
65' Throw-In  Jonathan Parr (Crystal Palace)
65' Goal Kick  Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal)
64' Cross  Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) - Headed Out - In Play
63' Throw-In  Joel Ward (Crystal Palace)
63' Goal Kick  Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal)
62' Shot  Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace)
62' Cross  Jonathan Parr (Crystal Palace) - Off Target
62' Corner Kick  Barry Bannan (Crystal Palace) - Headed Out - In Play
61' Foul  Ward fouled by Lukas Podolski (Arsenal)
61' Goal Kick  Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace)
60' Shot  Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal)
60' Corner Kick  Mesut Özil (Arsenal) - Headed Out - In Play
59' Cross  Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) - Defended by Keeper
58' Goal Kick  Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal)
57' Throw-In  Bacary Sagna (Arsenal)
56' Substitution  Barry Bannan (on). Jerome (off). (Crystal Palace)
54' Goal Kick  Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace)
54' Shot  Lukas Podolski (Arsenal)
54' Corner Kick  Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) - Headed Out - In Play
52' Foul  Mertesacker fouled by Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace)
52' Corner Kick  Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) - Headed Out - In Play
52' Corner Kick  Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) - Clearance Out of Play
51' Shot on Goal  Cameron Jerome (Crystal Palace)
50' Throw-In  Bacary Sagna (Arsenal)
49' Throw-In  Jonathan Parr (Crystal Palace)
48' Foul  Mertesacker fouled by Cameron Jerome (Crystal Palace)
47' Goal  Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal). Assist by Cazorla
47' Shot on Goal  Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal)
47' Cross  Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) - On Target
46' Foul  Jerome fouled by Mikel Arteta (Arsenal)
46' Start Half 
45' Half Over  Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace
45' Foul  Gabbidon fouled by Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal)
45' Cross  Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) - Foul
45' Free Kick  Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)
45' Foul  Giroud fouled by Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace)
45' Goal Kick  Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace)
45' Shot  Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal)
45' Corner Kick  Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) - Headed Out - In Play
45' Cross  Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) - Clearance Out of Play
45' Foul  Podolski fouled by Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace)
44' Cross  Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) - Defended by Keeper
44' Throw-In  Joel Ward (Crystal Palace)
44' Throw-In  Joel Ward (Crystal Palace)
43' Shot on Goal  Per Mertesacker (Arsenal)
43' Cross  Mesut Özil (Arsenal) - On Target
43' Free Kick  Mesut Özil (Arsenal)
42' Yellow Card  Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace)
42' Foul  Özil fouled by Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace)
42' Throw-In  Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
41' Throw-In  Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
41' Cross  Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) - Headed Out - Out of Play
40' Throw-In  Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
39' Throw-In  Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
39' Corner Kick  Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) - Headed Out - In Play
38' Shot on Goal  Cameron Jerome (Crystal Palace)
38' Cross  Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) - On Target
36' Foul  Speroni fouled by Bacary Sagna (Arsenal)
36' Throw-In  Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
35' Throw-In  Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
34' Corner Kick  Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) - Headed Out - In Play
34' Shot on Goal  Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal)
34' Cross  Mesut Özil (Arsenal) - On Target
33' Foul  Giroud fouled by Damien Delaney (Crystal Palace)
33' Throw-In  Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
32' Foul  Chamakh fouled by Per Mertesacker (Arsenal)
30' Throw-In  Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
30' Goal Kick  Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal)
30' Cross  Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) - Overhit
29' Foul  Jerome fouled by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal)
29' Foul  Arteta fouled by Marouane Chamakh (Crystal Palace)
28' Throw-In  Jonathan Parr (Crystal Palace)
27' Goal Kick  Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace)
26' Throw-In  Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
26' Throw-In  Jonathan Parr (Crystal Palace)
25' Throw-In  Bacary Sagna (Arsenal)
25' Corner Kick  Santi Cazorla (Arsenal) - Headed Out - In Play
23' Throw-In  Joel Ward (Crystal Palace)
21' Throw-In  Jonathan Parr (Crystal Palace)
20' Foul  Oxlade-Chamberlain fouled by Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace)
20' Cross  Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) - Defended by Keeper
20' Throw-In  Joel Ward (Crystal Palace)
19' Goal Kick  Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace)
18' Goal Kick  Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal)
16' Throw-In  Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
16' Throw-In  Bacary Sagna (Arsenal)
15' Goal Kick  Wojciech Szczesny (Arsenal)
15' Cross  Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) - Clearance In Play
14' Goal Kick  Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace)
13' Offside  Cameron Jerome (Crystal Palace)
12' Throw-In  Joel Ward (Crystal Palace)
12' Throw-In  Joel Ward (Crystal Palace)
12' Foul  Jedinak fouled by Olivier Giroud (Arsenal)
11' Goal Kick  Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace)
11' Shot  Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)
11' Free Kick  Santi Cazorla (Arsenal)
10' Foul  Podolski fouled by Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace)
8' Throw-In  Bacary Sagna (Arsenal)
8' Throw-In  Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
7' Shot on Goal  Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
6' Throw-In  Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
5' Goal Kick  Julian Speroni (Crystal Palace)
4' Foul  Oxlade-Chamberlain fouled by Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace)
3' Throw-In  Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
2' Cross  Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) - Headed Out - Out of Play
1' Start Half 
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