Alexandre Lacazette scored deep into harm time to rescue a degree for Arsenal as membership legend Patrick Vieira was denied a successful return with Crystal Palace.
The Eagles have been set for 3 factors till they did not clear a nook and Lacazette pounced after Ben White’s effort was saved.
The Gunners began brightly and led deservedly by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Vicente Guaita’s diving save to disclaim Nicolas Pepe.
However Palace improved – because the Gunners light – and Christian Benteke continued his good file in video games towards the Gunners with the equaliser.
Thomas Partey was caught in possession by Jordan Ayew and Benteke drilled a shot into the underside nook.
Palace once more stole the ball off Arsenal to go forward, as this time Conor Gallagher dispossessed Albert Sambi Lokonga in his personal half, and the guests broke rapidly, with Odsonne Edouard hammering in a shot through the underside of the bar.
Kieran Tierney virtually equalised for Arsenal late on however blasted towards the bar along with his shot.
And it appeared as in the event that they have been going to fall brief earlier than substitute Lacazette steered dwelling a free ball from shut vary.
Arsenal have been understandably aggrieved when James McArthur was solely booked late within the first half for a wild kick at Bukayo Saka, who went off injured at half-time.
Arsenal transfer as much as twelfth with a sixth sport unbeaten, whereas Palace stay 14th after a 3rd attract a row.
Vieira so near well-known return
Vieira, a three-time Premier League title winner with Arsenal – and a part of the ‘Invincibles’ who went by the 2003-04 top-flight marketing campaign unbeaten – returned to face his outdated group for the primary time as a supervisor.
For lengthy durations, dwelling followers could have been questioning if they’ve the best former Gunners captain in cost in Mikel Arteta. They nonetheless would possibly marvel.
Palace have solely misplaced as soon as in six video games now and despite the fact that they misplaced two factors late on, they didn’t miss Wilfried Zaha, who was out by sickness.
Lacazette’s late equaliser may very well be an enormous enhance for Arsenal’s confidence, although, because it stretched their unbeaten run to 6 video games in a match they began so effectively.
Aubameyang volleyed in a beautiful opener from a good angle however they have been then architects of their very own downfall.
Each Palace targets got here from Arsenal midfielders shedding the ball, first Partey after which Sambi Lokonga – the half-time substitute for the injured Saka.
However that’s to take nothing away from Palace, who pressured these errors and deserved their lead.
Vieira could rue his resolution to switch goalscorer Edouard with defender James Tomkins eight minutes from time.
They have been holding on on the finish and the hosts confirmed good character to discover a means by. They could have thought Tierney’s shot off the bar was their final probability however they saved the stress on and Lacazette broke Palace hearts.
He did so along with his first league objective since 11 April.
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- 5ParteySubstituted forMartinelliat 81′minutes
- 8ØdegaardSubstituted forLacazetteat 67′minutes
- 10Smith Rowe
- 7SakaBooked at 42minsSubstituted forSambi Lokongaat 45′minutes
- 17Cédric Soares
- 20Varela Tavares
- 23Sambi Lokonga
- 4MilivojevicSubstituted forKouyatéat 67′minutes
- 18McArthurBooked at 42mins
- 9J AyewSubstituted forOliseat 71′minutes
- 22ÉdouardSubstituted forTomkinsat 82′minutes
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Match ends, Arsenal 2, Crystal Palace 2.
Second Half ends, Arsenal 2, Crystal Palace 2.
Objective! Arsenal 2, Crystal Palace 2. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) proper footed shot from the left aspect of the six yard field to the underside left nook following a nook.
Try saved. Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal) left footed shot from very shut vary is saved within the centre of the objective. Assisted by Benjamin White.
Try blocked. Benjamin White (Arsenal) left footed shot from the centre of the field is blocked.
Nook, Arsenal. Conceded by Cheikhou Kouyaté.
Try missed. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) left footed shot from the best aspect of the field is excessive and extensive to the left.
Kieran Tierney (Arsenal) hits the bar with a left footed shot from a tough angle on the left. Assisted by Alexandre Lacazette with a headed move.
Substitution, Crystal Palace. James Tomkins replaces Odsonne Édouard.
Substitution, Arsenal. Gabriel Martinelli replaces Thomas Partey.
Foul by Conor Gallagher (Crystal Palace).
Takehiro Tomiyasu (Arsenal) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Try missed. Gabriel Magalhães (Arsenal) header from the centre of the field misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Partey following a set piece state of affairs.
Try blocked. Nicolas Pépé (Arsenal) left footed shot from exterior the field is blocked.
Foul by Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace).
Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Objective! Arsenal 1, Crystal Palace 2. Odsonne Édouard (Crystal Palace) proper footed shot from the centre of the field to the centre of the objective. Assisted by Michael Olise following a quick break.
Nook, Arsenal. Conceded by Vicente Guaita.
Try saved. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) proper footed shot from the left aspect of the field is saved within the backside proper nook. Assisted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a by ball.
Substitution, Crystal Palace. Michael Olise replaces Jordan Ayew.