Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Goals and Highlights (2-2): Lacazette's last second equaliser cancels out goals from Edouard & Benteke
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21:192 months ago

Match Summary

Arsenal started on the front foot with a well-worked goal after Nicolas Pepe's shot was saved and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang latched onto the loose ball. 

Christian Benteke equalised right after half time with a lovely finish into the bottom right corner. Odsonne Edouard turned the game around with a spectacular finish in the roof of the net, soaring past Aaron Ramsdale.

But it was Alexandre Lacazette who managed to strike in the final seconds of the match after Gabriel Martinelli's backheel was denied by Vicente Guaita in his 100th PL match and the Frenchman was there to whack it home. 

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Signing off

And that's a wrap on this live coverage! It's been great to cover this game for you at VAVEL UK and I hope you will be here to join us for the next games to come. 


If you are a supporter of Arsenal or Crystal Palace make sure to check out their separate departments at Crystal Palace VAVEL and Arsenal VAVEL for more articles and in-depth analysis. 


But for now, it's a goodbye from me!

Aaron Jaffe

21:082 months ago

Lacazette Post-Match Interview

"The goal was important because it shows that we showed character... and it's important to take into the next game."
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The last minute equaliser


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What's up next?

Arsenal face Aston Villa on Friday night at home. It will be an equally tough game and a good challenge for a side that needs to pick up some form.


Crystal Palace welcome Newcastle United, who despite losing 3-2 to Spurs, will be looking to get their first win of their new multimillion takeover. 

21:012 months ago

Full Time Reflection

A late equaliser for Arsenal but a very poor game for them. They showed signs of allowing Crystal Palace back into the game immediately after scoring and were lucky to salvage a point. 
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FULL TIME: Arsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace

And Mike Dean blows for full time immediately after. That's all for tonight's match. 
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ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE FINDS THE NET WITH SECONDS TO GO! He taps home from close range after the rebound falls into his path. 2-2
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90+3' Gallagher injured with not long to go

Tomiyasu catches Gallagher who is down and requires treatment with only a minute to go. Frustrating for Arsenal but no more than they deserved. 
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90' 4 minutes added time allocated

The fourth official has indicated four minutes to be played. 4 more minutes for any more drama in this action-packed game. 
20:502 months ago

90' Lacazette misses

Lacazette avoids multiple challenges but strikes way over the bar and it's a Palace goal kick. 
20:492 months ago

88' Penalty appeal for Arsenal denied

Nicolas Pepe picks the ball up but seems to be caught by Mitchell and falls in the box. Massive appeal but Mike Dean gives nothing. 
20:482 months ago

87' Tierney hits the bar!

The chances are coming and Tierney takes a touch and strikes the bar. Everything was correct but the strike smacks the bar and rebounds off. Very unlucky. 
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86' Crunch time for Arsenal

Four minutes to go plus injury time. Arsenal need to score soon if they have any chance of getting a point or more out of this game. 
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83' Crystal Palace substitution

James Tomkins is coming on to replace the goalscorer Odsonne Edouard who's had an amazing game. 
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80' Arsenal's 3rd Substitution

Gabriel Martinelli is finally introduced with ten minutes to go and Thomas Partey is the man being taken off. 
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79' Injury for Palace

Cheikhou Kouyate is down injured and will receive medical treatment with ten minutes to go. 
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76' Free Kick for Arsenal

A major goalscoring opportunity for Arsenal disappears with Pepe and Lacazette not being able to capitalise on a free kick opportunity. 
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Odsonne Edouard makes it 2-1 in the 73rd minute with an astonishing goal which stuns the Emirates. 
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71' Crystal Palace's 2nd Substitution

Michael Olise replaces Jordan Ayew. Olise scored in his last game against Leicester
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69' A string of corners for Arsenal

Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ben White all getting shots away deflecting for corners. Atmosphere is starting to get louder as crowd urge them on. 
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68' Crystal Palace's 1st Substitution

Luka Milivojevic is replaced by Cheikhou Kouyate in the Crystal Palace midfield. 
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67' Arsenal's 2nd Substitution

Martin Ødegaard who has been not up to standards tonight is replaced by Alexandre Lacazette for the last 25 minutes. 
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The equaliser for Palace


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57' Ayew denied by Ramsdale

Jordan Ayew was given space after wonderful work by Odsonne Edouard. Ayew's strike was powerful but straight at Ramsdale who parries it away for a corner. 
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54' A very open game now

Both teams' fans are in full voice now and the game is super open. Could go either way now, it's about which team can capitalise on their opportunities. 
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Thomas Partey is caught napping in the midfield and Christian Benteke latches on to the loose ball and strikes a lovely shot into the bottom right corner finally beating Aaron Ramsdale
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48' Partey goes close

Thomas Partey attempts from long-range again, this time going very near to the top right of the net and narrowly wide. Having netted two goals in international duty for Ghana he is full of confidence tonight. 
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45' Arsenal Substitution

Bukayo Saka who is on a yellow card and needed treatment at the end of the 1st half is replaced by Albert Sambi Lokonga
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The 'red card' appeal


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Main Talking Point

James McArthur was lucky to not see red in the first half after taking Emile Smith Rowe down and then clattering into Bukayo Saka on the edge of half time. 
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Key stat of the 1st Half


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HALF TIME: Arsenal 1-0 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace ended on the more positive note, but Arsenal go into the break one goal up thanks to a rebound from Aubameyang
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48' Gallagher's superb effort denied again by Ramsdale

Conor Gallagher responds to the headed clearance off the corner with a wonderful volley to be denied by a diving Ramsdale again. Whistle is blown and it is half time with Arsenal leading by one goal to nil. 
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45' Two mins added time allocated

Crystal Palace's first corner is saved by a lunging Ramsdale which turns out to be offside by McArthur regardless. Two minutes extra to play in the first half. 
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42' McArthur booked

James McArthur almost immediately retaliates on Saka who is down needing medical attention. Lucky not to be sent off after a rash tackle on Smith Rowe 10 minutes back. 
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42' Saka is booked

Bukayo Saka is booked after a harsh tackle on James McArthur.  
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31' Both sides sharing possession

Half hour gone here and both sides have 50-50 possession. Both teams passing around quick and directly but no clear chances since the goal. 
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28' Benteke effort saved comfortably

Christian Benteke picks up the ball with his back to the goal, turns with no pressure at all and is able to release his shot which arrives into the hands of Aaron Ramsdale
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24' Gallagher denied by Ramsdale

Gallagher arrives at the edge of the box and tries on goal whilst spinning with Ramsdale there to make a comfortable save. 
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22' Smith Rowe effort saved

Smith Rowe does excellently to avoid his defender and release the low shot but Guaita is there to make the save. 
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20' Palace holding up well

Despite the early set-back, Palace remain comfortable on the ball in the midfield but lack any end result unfortunately. 
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The celebration. Back on the scoresheet once again. 

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14' Aubameyang down with a knock

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang clashes with Luka Milivojevic a few minutes back. Physio is on for treatment. Should be OK to continue. 
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12' Great counter by Palace

Odsonne Edouard does well to carry the ball all the way on the left before playing it into the feet of Christian Benteke who falls in the box with appeals for a penalty but nothing given. 
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Focus: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

That is now three consecutive Premier League matches at the Emirates that skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has netted in. 
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang puts Arsenal ahead in only 8 minutes after a rebound from Nicolas Pepe's superb attempt which was saved by Vicente Guaita. 1-0 to the Arsenal. 
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2'- Arsenal threatening the Palace left hand side

The Gunners starting off on the front foot with Takehiro Tomiyasu and Nicolas Pepe heavily involved already
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0'- Kick Off

And we are underway at the Emirates Stadium. There is a warm welcome for Patrick Vieira who waves to the home fans cheering his name and Arsenal are on the prowl already. 
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Teams are out and ready to start!

Both teams are out of tunnel, and kick off is upon us imminently. The crowd are in full voice and we are in for a great game.
18:362 months ago

10 minutes to go!


Ten minutes until kick-off. All analysis and commentaries here at VAVEL

18:312 months ago

A century for the opposition


For Palace, goalkeeper Vicente Guaita will tonight mark 100 appearances in the Premier League.

18:262 months ago

50 up!


Tonight's game will mark Kieran Tierney's 50th Premier League appearance since signing from Celtic in August 2019.

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Arsenal Starting XI:


Ramsdale, Tierney, Gabriel, White, Tomiyasu, Partey, Ødegaard, Smith Rowe, Saka, Pepe, Aubameyang (c)


Mikel Arteta prefers Nicolas Pepe to another central midfielder in Albert Sambi Lokonga or Mohamed Elneny who are both on the bench. 

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Crystal Palace Starting XI:


Guaita, Ward, Guehi, Andersen, Mitchell, Milivojevic (c), McArthur, Gallagher, Ayew, Benteke, Edouard


No Wilfried Zaha in the starting lineup for the Eagles!

18:112 months ago

Teams Have Arrived!


And the teams have arrived at the Emirates Stadium for tonight's match. It's a matter of minutes before team news is out!

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Good Evening!


We are just under two hours before kickoff and the stage is set! Do not miss a detail here at


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One To Watch: Emile Smith Rowe

Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images Having registered one goal and assist respectively for Arsenal this season, Emile is one of the Gunners' reliable creative outlets who alongside Martin Ødegaard are the playmakers in the starting XI. 

Emile is strongly tipped to make the England senior squad in the near future after scoring a lovely individual goal against Andorra U21 last week.

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One To Watch: Conor Gallagher

Photo by Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images The Chelsea loanee has two goals and one assist under his belt for Palace, with a standout performance winning his team a point in the 2-2 draw away at West Ham earlier this season.

The 21-year-old has also made himself a regular starter in the England U21 side where he has just been playing during the international break. 

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Key Stats

Arsenal have won their last seven Premier League home games played on a Monday, scoring 15 and conceding just 2. 

Crystal Palace are unbeaten in their last three Premier League away games at Arsenal (W1 D2) 

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Team News: Arsenal

Arsenal are without Granit Xhaka in the midfield who is out with a ligament injury sustained during the 3-1 victory over Spurs.

Gabriel Martinelli also remains a doubt, but apart from that Arteta has a full selection.

Bukayo Saka, who scored for England against Andorra last weekend, should start and play a big role for the Gunners

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Team News: Crystal Palace

Palace are with a relatively full strength squad apart from Eberechi Eze and Nathan Ferguson who are still recovering from long term injuries.

Summer signing Michael Olise, who got his first goal for the club in their last game against Leicester City, looks set to start again and will play a big part. 

17:362 months ago

Key Quotes: Patrick Vieira

Vieira spoke on the trip back to North London

"I'm really looking forward to it. I had the chance to play for this football club for nine years and you know I arrived at this football club as a kid and I left as a man. This is the club where I played my best football, so obviously going back there will be emotional but I will put that on the side because what will be important for us is to perform well on try to get points."

And on Arsenal as a team

"I think this is a question to really ask the people who've been inside this football club who can't really talk about it. I'm like everybody else I just analyse things from outside and I don't want to go into details because when you don't have all the information it's really difficult to talk about something that that you don't know. I was outside of the country and I did not follow Arsenal as much as you guys - I think you have a better thought about what's going on at Arsenal."

17:312 months ago

Key Quotes: Mikel Arteta


Arteta spoke ahead of Crystal Palace and Patrick Vieira's return to the Emirates Stadium for the first time. 

"He [Vieira] is an Arsenal legend and I hope he gets the reception he deserves for what he did for the club, not only as a player but also what he transmitted as a person. He was a captain of the club in the most successful era in the last many years and it is great to have him back."

17:262 months ago

Head-to-head comparison

In their last 5 encounters, Arsenal won most recently in a 3-1 win at Selhurst Park, the other three all being draws and one win for Palace in a 3-2 win at the Emirates back in April 2019. 

Classic encounters include Olivier Giroud's stunning scorpion kick in Arsenal's 2-1 win on New Year's day 2017. 

To see the goal that won the FIFA Puskas Award that year, click the link below:

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A look at the Gunners

After a rough start to the campaign losing the first three matches, Arsenal picked up wins against Norwich, Burnley and most importantly rivals Tottenham Hotspur in an impressive 3-1 win.

Their run of form was put to a stop by Brighton before the international break which resulted in a goalless draw away from home. 

Arsenal will be looking to climb up the table to where they are expected to be and in doing so, will have to dethrone one of their own legends to play for them. 

17:162 months ago

A look at the Eagles

Crystal Palace arrive in 14th place, one below opponents Arsenal in the league table.

Recent draws against Brighton and Leicester reveal strengths and weaknesses, but a 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur remains their standout result so far this season. 

The three joint top-scorers for Palace are Conor Gallagher, Wilfried Zaha and Odsonne Edouard (2)

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Match Officials

Referee: Mike Dean

Assistants: Eddie Smart & Mark Scholes

Fourth Official: Simon Hooper

VAR: Peter Bankes

Assistant VAR: Neil Davies

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The match will be played at the Emirates Stadium

The Eagles travel across London to the Emirates which has a capacity of 60,000 people. Crystal Palace have as expected sold out their away allocation so will be in full voice in the away end. 
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Welcome to's coverage of the 2021 Premier League match: Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Live Updates!

Hello, my name is Aaron Jaffe and I'll be your host for this Monday night game.

We will provide you with pre-game analysis, score updates, and news as it happens live here on VAVEL.

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