Crystal Palace v Arsenal: The 10 stats you need to know

Crystal Palace v Arsenal: The 10 stats you need to know

10. Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 14 matches against Crystal Palace, stretching back to a 2-1 win at Highbury in October 1994.

9. Arsenal’s record over the Eagles since that game is W11 D3, with only one of those draws coming since 2000.

8. That draw was a 1-1 result at Selhurst Park last season, when Palace also scored for a fourth consecutive game against Arsenal.

7. Arsenal have scored exactly two goals in six of their last seven meetings with Palace.

6. Olivier Giroud scored the opener in the 2-0 win over Palace on New Year’s Day. France international Giroud boasts nine goals for club and country in 2017.

5. Arsenal head into this clash having ended a three-game run without a win in the Premier League by beating West Ham 3-0 on Wednesday night.

4. Palace, meanwhile, saw a four-game winning streak ended with last Wednesday’s 3-1 defeat at Southampton.

3. Both sides have scored in seven of the last 10 games involving Palace and Arsenal.

2. Christian Benteke has scored two goals in two games, having previously netted just once in the league in 2017.

1. Mesut Ozil’s goal on Wednesday ended the Germany international’s 13-game wait for a goal in any competition. It takes his club tally for the season to 10.


Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce: “I can see it going right to the wire, in the end it will be about who can hold their nerve and that is the big key to success when the pressure is on you at this level.

“When the bell starts ringing you know the time is running out. You’ve got to be very brave and stand up and be counted in those situations if you want to survive and be in the Premier League next year.”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: “We came out of a very difficult period and what we have shown is that we are united and focused and determined to do things right again.

“That was questioned for a while and I think we gave the right response. We have to show that focus now until the end of the season. There’s still a lot to fight for.”

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