In their previous league fixture, Arsenal managed a remarkable 3-0 away win against Fulham. In that game they had 55% possession and managed 15 attempts on goal, with 7 on target, compared to Fulham who had 12 attempts and 2 on target.
With 16 goals notched up in their last 6 matches, their manager Mikel Arteta will be very pleased with his team's form going forward, but he will be casting a cautious eye over his defence, who have shipped 7 goals in the same period. Few teams have managed to keep The Gunners away from their goal, having scored in all but 2 of their games this season. Keeping a clean sheet at home has not come easy this season, and Arteta will not be happy with his team's defensive record, which shows they have shipped one or more goals in 10 their 17 home matches.
They've had a good run of form recently, with 5 straight wins in a row, and are unbeaten home or away in their last 5 league games.
Having scored 5 goals in his last 6 league games for Arsenal, Gabriel Martinelli will be looking to keep his tally up with a goal in their next outing.
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Failing to acquire any points in their 1-0 away defeat by Brighton & Hove Albion will have left the Crystal Palace squad feeling a little deflated. In that game they recorded 43 % of the possession, with 11 attempts on goal, 3 on target. Their opponents found the target on 5 of their 11 shots on goal.
Having scored just 2 goals in their last 6 games, it will be glaringly obvious to their manager Patrick Vieira where he needs to focus his attentions if they are going to get more points on the table, although he will still have one eye on his defence which have shipped 5 in the same period. The art of scoring goals has eluded them, having failed to find the back of the net for the past 4 games in a row. They are struggling defensively and as a result have failed to keep a clean sheet in 5 of their last 6 games.
A win for Crystal Palace is just a distant memory, having not won a single match in 11 games.
Eberechi Eze has scored 2 goals in the last 6 away games and will be looking to add more in this fixture against Arsenal.
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Head to head
It was no surpirise that the last time these two teams met Arsenal came out on top, winning the match 0-2.
Playing at home, Arsenal have conceded at least one goal in 2 of their last 3 league games against Palace.
When playing away from home in the league, Palace have failed to win any of their last 3 meetings with Arsenal, with the last 3 of those games ending in a draw.
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has some team selection issues to consider ahead of this match. Mohamed Elneny (Knee), Eddie Nketiah (Knock) and Salah-Eddine Oulad M'Hand (Thigh) are all currently out of contention for this game.
Crystal Palace Team News
Patrick Vieira has a number of injury concerns in his Palace squad to contend with: Will Hughes (Illness), Sam Johnstone (Calf) and James McArthur (Knock)
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