The Aubameyang tackle on Crystal Palace’s Max Meyer was simply a poorly timed tackle executed by a striker trying to make a contribution in the wrong direction. It looked bad when it happened and on MOTD slo mo, looked even worse. It was an undeniable ‘ouch’ moment but it was
Mikel Arteta had obviously warned his Arsenal side about slow starts and wanted to avoid the near mistake against Leeds in the FA Cup. Palace were obviously not going to be as generous in front of the Arsenal goal with Wilfred Zaha on poaching duty. Any scraps from the notoriously
When your team is suffering, lacking in confidence and has sustained a succession of injuries in key defensive areas, the last thing you want is a game against Crystal Palace. They are similar to an irretrievable stone in your shoe, constantly on the verge of upsetting any rhythm or momentum
The winning streak continues as Arsenal make it 11 in a row, across all competitions. With a further 3 wins, the club's record of 14 straight wins in all competitions, which was set in 1987, can be matched. Sunday's fixture against Crystal Palace will aid in extending this streak.