As it happened: Arsenal's winning run comes to an end in draw with Crystal Palace
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As it happened: Arsenal's winning run comes to an end in draw with Crystal Palace

Follow VAVEL UK for live text commentary of Crystal Palace vs Arsenal in the Premier League. Kick off is set for 1.30pm GMT. 

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Matt Dawson
It's been a pleasure taking you through today's game, thanks very much for joining me. It was a thoroughly entertaining one but the action doesn't stop there. Manchester United are taking on Everton at 4pm. You can follow live text commentary of that one here
FULL TIME
Chelsea continued their terrific form this season by beating Burnley 4-0 in the day's other 1.30pm kick-off. Morata, Willian, Barkley and Alonso were all on the score-sheet there. 
FULL TIME
Arsenal's unbeaten run extends to 12 points. That will be the narrative now, rather than the winning run they were on. Emery's decision making has been spot on this season but perhaps his final two changes weren't the right ones to make. The Gunners were sloppy at the back end of the game but Palace performed admirably. Roy Hodgson's men finally scored at home and there were plenty of positives for them. 
FULL TIME
Two penalties are Arsenal's undoing. The Gunners were poor in the first half but then sprung to life at the start of the second. However, after they took the lead they didn't do enough to grab another and Palace did well to earn themselves a point. 
FULL TIME: Crystal Palace 2-2 Arsenal
Arsenal's winning run comes to an end. A fair result at Selhurst Park. 
95' The ball is floated towards Tomkins at the back post but he is flagged for offside. 
94' A booking for Guendouzi who tactically fouls Meyer. Free-kick for Palace with a matter of seconds left. 
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92' Xhaka may have scored a free-kick earlier but this time it's poor as he puts it high and wide. 
91' A foul on Torreira from Puncheon sees Arsenal rewarded with a free-kick. 
90' Four added minutes. 
89' Almost a winner for Arsenal as Xhaka's floated ball in is inches away from the head of Aaron Ramsey who was in acres of space inside the area. 
Palace change
88' Jason Puncheon, who hasn't played in the Premier League since New Year's Eve, is on for Kouyate. 
GOAL PALACE - MILIVOJEVIC
83' For the second time in the game Milivojevic keeps his cool from the spot and it's 2-2. 
PALACE PENALTY
82' Palace have a way back into the game. It's a terrible pass back from Lacazette when Arsenal are in attack as he gifts the ball away. The Eagles then get forward and Xhaka fouls Zaha inside the area. 
81' Into the final ten minutes now. How're your nerves Arsenal fans? 
Arsenal substitute
78' A final change for Arsenal as the rain starts to fall in south London. Aaron Ramsey is on in place of Aubameyang. 
75' Meyer is dispossessed in a bad area for Palace by Lichtsteiner which allows Iwobi to have an effort from outside the area which deflects behind for a corner. 
72' If anyone was wondering who the Arsenal captain's armband was given to when Ozil went off, it's now in the possession of Xhaka.
71' Aubameyang's goal was 9mm over the line. Talk about a close call. 
70' This could be a nervy final twenty minutes for Arsenal as Milivojevic is next to have a shot but he blazes it into the stands. 
69' That sub sees Arsenal go to the four-four-two which worked so well against Fulham a few weeks ago. Welbeck and Lacazette are now up top together. 
Arsenal change
68' An interesting sub here for Arsenal as captain for the day, Mesut Ozil, is replaced by Danny Welbeck. The German isn't happy and throws his gloves to the ground in frustration. 
67' Palace growing back into the game now. Zaha shows his trickery inside the area but Lichtsteiner makes a good block to stop his shot. It comes back to Zaha who finds Meyer but he puts an opportunity over. 
65' Meyer's first contribution of the game sees him receive a pass from Zaha and then attempt a cross which comes back off the post. 
Substitution
64' Another change for the hosts as Jordan Ayew is replaced by Alexander Sorloth. 
Substitution
61' A first change for Palace as Max Meyer is on in place of James McArthur. 
Potentially a bit of controversy involved in the Arsenal goal. Lacazette was being manhandled and then rose his hand as the ball was flicked on. It looks as if it may have taken a deflection off of the Frenchman's outstretched arm but the goal stands. 
GOAL ARSENAL - AUBAMEYANG
56' And from the corner Arsenal have a second. They've come alive in the second half on so many occasions already this season and the Gunners have turned things around again. Xhaka's corner is flicked on towards the back post and Aubameyang is there waiting to prod it home. Hennessey does his best to deny him but a quick look at the watch from Martin Atkinson confirms it's gone over the line. 
55' First real glimpse of Lichtsteiner in this game as he wins a corner for Arsenal on the right flank. 
GOAL ARSENAL - XHAKA
52' Wow. Astonishing free-kick from Granit Xhaka and Arsenal have their equaliser. We know he can hit him and boy, does he hit this. It's an unfavourable angle for the Swiss but he rifles an effort beyond Hennessey and into the far corner. 
51' Foul on the edge of the box as Milivojevic brings down Torreira on the right. Promising area for Arsenal. 
46' Back underway at Selhurst Park.
Substitution
A change at the break for Arsenal as Hector Bellerin is replaced by Stephan Lichtsteiner. There must be an injury there for the Spaniard. 
HALF TIME
There's another Premier League game happening right now and it's also half time there. Chelsea are without Eden Hazard but lead Burnley 1-0 thanks to a goal from Alvaro Morata. 
HALF TIME
So Shkodran Mustafi's rash challenge inside the area means Arsenal trail at half time. The Gunners had two excellent chances which they failed to convert and were then punished by a hard working Palace side. Emery's side have been brilliant in second halves this season - they'll have to significantly improve in the second period here too. 
HALF TIME
Crystal Palace 1-0 Arsenal. A late penalty at the end of the half means the Gunners trail. That was Roy Hodgson's men's first goal at home this season. 
GOAL PALACE - MILIVOJEVIC
45' Palace lead! Luka Milivojevic had a penalty against Everton saved last week but he makes no mistake this time around, sending the ball into the bottom left hand corner. 
PENALTY PALACE
45'  Mustafi clatters through Kouyate and this time Palace do have a penalty. 
40' Appeal for a Palace penalty as Ayew goes down with Mustafi close to him but Martin Atkinson waves play on. 
36' The corner comes to nothing as Lacazette fouls Ayew rather needlessly at the front post. 
35' Ozil bursts into space down the middle of the pitch and then feeds Aubameyang on the right. He finds Bellerin and the Spaniard then wins a corner for his side. 
24' Another wonderful chance for Arsenal and they should really be ahead. Ozil lays it back to Bellerin who has advanced forward from defence but he takes too many touches and then sees a shot blocked after being in plenty of time and space. 
22' First sighter of the Palace goal for Arsenal. Milivojevic is careless in possession which allows Iwobi to win it back. The ball then bounces to Lacazette who tries an effort with his left foot from outside the box but fires wide. 
18' Jordan Ayew, already on a yellow card, has just made another mistimed tackle on Torreira. One more of those and he may receive his marching orders.  
16' Two fantastic chances in quick succession for the hosts as Townsend now goes close. Palace work it fantastically down the left and then when Van Aanholt squares it to Townsend who should really hit the target. Instead, he fires wide. 
15' Best opening of the game so far and it's gone Palace's way. Townsend gets at Xhaka and then plays in a cross which finds its way to Zaha at the back post. He takes one touch to get the ball out of his feet before striking the outside of the near post. 
10' Lucas Torreira has had a brilliant opening ten minutes. He's been everywhere so far, breaking up the play and then laying it off for a team mate on multiple occasions already. 
8' First yellow card of the day goes to Jordan Ayew for going through the back of Lacazette to stop a counter attack. 
6' First chance for Zaha to run at the Arsenal defence as he gets at Mustafi down the left before Bellerin makes a block on the Ivorian's cross. 
2' Early foul inside the Palace half as Mustafi brings down Zaha. 
KICK OFF
1' Crystal Palace get the game underway. 
And the players are out, we're moments away at Selhurst Park! 
The players are in the tunnel. Both teams are to wear black arm bands as a mark of respect to the incident which occurred in Leicester last night. 
Back to matters on the pitch and we're just over ten minutes until kick-off. Can Arsenal extend their winning run to 12 matches? They're closing in on a record of a winning run which consisted of 14 matches, set back in 1987. 
Before kick off, here at VAVEL UK, we would like to send our best wishes to Glenn Hoddle who unfortunately suffered a heart attack yesterday. The latest is that he is responding well to treatment. We also send our thoughts to those caught up in a helicopter crash last night outside Leicester City's King Power Stadium. 
Emery on his team selection
It was debated whether Cech would come back into the Arsenal starting XI today, but speaking to Sky Sports, Emery said: "It is good to continue with Leno because he is working well and playing at a high performance. Cech has opportunities to play but for today he is on the bench."
Ayew tasked with leading the line
Crystal Palace have yet to score at home this season and with that they've made one change to their side from the defeat to Everton last time out. Jordan Ayew comes in for Jeffrey Schlupp. 
Six changes for Arsenal
The Gunners have made plenty of changes following their midweek exploits in the Europa League. Petr Cech is fit after injury but Bernd Leno is preferred between the sticks. Granit Xhaka continues at left back whilst there is a place for Matteo Guendouzi in midfield. After missing victories over Fulham and Leicester, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is back among the starters. 
Crystal Palace XI
Hennessey, Wan-Bissaka, Sakho, Tomkins, Van Aanholt, Milivojevic, Kouyate, McArthur, Townsend, Zaha, Ayew. 


Subs: Guaita, Kelly, Schlupp, Riedewald, Puncheon, Meyer, Sorloth. 

Arsenal XI
Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Xhaka, Torreira, Guendouzi, Iwobi, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette.


Subs: Cech, Sokratis, Lichtsteiner, Ramsey, Smith Rowe, Mkhitaryan, Welbeck. 

Team news is imminent. 
That's all your pre-match build-up for now. Join us from around an hour before kick off for the confirmed starting XIs. 
Previous meetings
In 43 previous meetings between Crystal Palace and Arsenal, the latter have lost just four times. The last of which was in April 2017 when the Eagles surprisingly won 3-0 at Selhurst Park. They last faced each other back in January, when the Gunners won comfortably, 4-1, thanks to goals from Monreal, Iwobi, Koscielny and Lacazette. All four of Arsenal's goals were scored in a breathtaking 22-minute spell at the start of the game. 
Minimising opportunities key for Palace
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Hodgson stressed what his team needs to do if they're to have any chance of getting a result on Sunday. "As a unit, Arsenal are playing extremely well. They're working very hard for each other, they're pressuring the ball very well. I don’t see any obvious weaknesses.

"It's going to be a question for us really of making certain that we work hard to minimise their opportunities, to try and control them as well as we can. We saw Leicester City do that well in the first half of the last league game on Monday night."

Emery thinks Arsenal are more competitive
Speaking about Arsenal's current winning run, their head coach Unai Emery had the following to say: "I think the team is more competitive and we are not giving the opposition a lot of chances to score easy goals. At the moment, we are conceding a lot more than we want to but in the last matches, we are learning to control games better, little by little.

"We are not losing. The most important thing is that these players and this team, like over the last few years, have this combination of quality and competitiveness."

Aubameyang and Lacazette in form
Crystal Palace have conceded the least amount of goals (11 in nine games) out of the Premier League's bottom half club's. However, they'll have to be significantly wary of a potent Arsenal attack this season. Alexandre Lacazette has been favoured to lead the line in the past two league matches but Aubameyang has come off the bench in each of them to score twice on both occasions. 
Zaha a danger
Without doubt the main man for Palace will be Wilfried Zaha. No other player comes close in the Eagles side in terms of the Ivorian's individual quality and he could pose a significant threat to a sometimes nervy Arsenal back line. The forward has complained numerous times this season that he hasn't received enough protection from referees so only time will tell if Arsenal's game plan will be to bully him out of the game. 
Palace team news
There is a boost for the home side on Sunday with Max Meyer fit to face the Gunners. Alexander Sorloth is also in contention. However, Christian Benteke remains out, whilst the same can be said for Joel Ward. Defenders Scott Dann and Papa Souare played for the U23s this week and are making good progress but a first team appearance this weekend will come too soon. 
Arsenal team news
In their last two matches, Arsenal have been forced to play Stephan Lichtsteiner and Granit Xhaka at left back with Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac nursing hamstring injuries. The pair of them are to be assessed ahead of Sunday's clash. Petr Cech is back in full training and could make a return to the starting XI, whilst Ainsley Maitland-Niles could make the matchday squad after featuring for the U23s on Friday evening following a broken fibula. Laurent Koscielny and Konstantinos Mavropanos remain out. 
Difficult fixtures inbound
The Eagle's match with Arsenal signifies the start of an incredibly tough run of fixtures for the south London side. After meeting the Gunners, Palace take on Chelsea, Tottenham and then Manchester United. Good luck, Roy! 
Palace struggling
Roy Hodgson's side are currently struggling, having lost their last three league games. They sit in 15th place, just two points above the drop zone. If anything summed up their season so far it was their last game where they met Everton. Luka Miliovojevic had a penalty saved by Jordan Pickford with the score at 0-0 before two late goals saw them lose 2-0. Against Arsenal, they can't afford to miss the same sort of chances. 
The Gunners have been a handful when it's come to domestic action, scoring eight goals in their last two Premier League outings. They beat Fulham 5-1 before the international break, and then a wonderful Mesut Ozil display inspired them to a 3-1 victory over Leicester last Monday. The tale for Arsenal this season has seen pretty average first half displays followed by punishing second period performances. 
Emery revolution continues
Arsenal made it a mightily impressive 11 wins on the bounce with victory over Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League on Thursday night. The Gunners weren't at their best but came through to win for the first time on Portuguese soil thanks to a goal from Danny Welbeck. 
Welcome
Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK's live text commentary of Crystal Palace vs Arsenal from Selhurst Park. I'm Matt Dawson and I'll be taking you through all of the build up followed by the game's major events. Kick-off is set for 1.30pm GMT on Sunday afternoon. 
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