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Arsenal held to draw with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park

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Crystal Palace sit one point above Arsenal in Premier League table after 1-1 Draw

Mikel Arteta’s side came into the game one point behind Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace in the Premier League table, Palace sitting in 9th whilst Arsenal in 10th. The Gunners came into the game looking for a third straight win in all competitions whilst Palace were looking to get their first win of 2020.

Arsenal started the brighter side with the share of possession in the first half. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring in the 12th minute, Lacazette playing a slick ball into the striker inside the box who could then slot the ball into the bottom right corner.

The second half saw a slight turn in momentum with the Eagles finding their feet in the game, both teams equally sharing possession in the second half. The Eagles levelled the scoring in the 54th minute with with Jordan Ayew’s shot finding the back of the net, taking a heavy deflection off David Luiz.

Aubameyang see’s Red

Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang found himself sent off in the 67th minute with a rash tackle on Max Meyer, seeing Arsenal reduced to 10 men.

Both teams produced chances in the second half although neither side able to capitalise with a winning goal. The result see’s Crystal Palace remain in 9th and Arsenal remain in 10th.

Arsenal’s next game comes at home to Sheffield United (18th January) whilst Crystal Palace travel to Manchester City (18th January.)

Jacob graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Reading. An avid footballer, he spent time under the FAW academy programme as well as Cardiff Corinthians. Later going on to play for his university and Wellington United whilst residing in New Zealand. He currently resides between Montreal and Bath. You can contact him at jake@sportingferret.com

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