Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace FT:
Neither team are able to find a breakthrough at The Emirates.
An impressive Fulham side held Tottenham Hotspur to a 1-1 draw in the Premier League on Wednesday night, with four players of Nigerian descent on parade at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Alexandre Lacazette has failed to score or assist in a game for first time since Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Everton.
He had scored or assisted in all five of his previous games before this evening.
Arsenal are now winless in their last five Premier League games against Crystal Palace:
2 - 2
2 - 3
2 - 2
1 - 1
0 - 0
Their longest run without a win against the Eagles; Roy Hodgson was in charge for all of them…
Arsenal’s recent surge up the table has breathed new life into Mikel Arteta’s side, changing the entire mood of the club, but they are not yet so transformed that they can just breeze past a team like Crystal Palace
James McArthur made more ball recoveries (13) and more tackles (4) than any other player against Arsenal.
So important in the middle of Crystal Palace’s midfield.
Granit Xhaka made six tackles against Crystal Palace.
The most he’s made in a Premier League game since March 2018 against Man City (also six).
Eberechi Eze completed more take-ons (5) and created more chances (3) than any other player against Arsenal.
Another good performance from him.
Arsenal have kept four consecutive clean sheets in all competitions for the first time since October 2016.
Arsenal’s points after 18 PL games in the last 5 seasons:
16/17 - 37
17/18 - 33
18/19 - 37
19/20 - 23
20/21 - 24
Another poor home result.
Mikel Arteta has now been in charge of Arsenal for 38 league matches.
Has the Spaniard lived up to expectations so far?
No Arsenal player had more shots (2) or created more chances (2) than Rob Holding against Crystal Palace.
Arsenal’s centre back was their most attacking threat.