Arsenal news LIVE: Crystal Palace DRAW reaction, Jovic transfer LATEST, Lacazette nets dramatic late leveller

ARSENAL were saved by Alexandre Lacazette as the Frenchman netted a dramatic late leveller in the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.

The Gunners meanwhile are interested in signing Real Madrid flop Luka Jovic, according to reports.

The Serbian striker is out of favour at the Bernabeu after his move from Eintracht Frankfurt in 2019 and was even loaned back to his former club last season.

And Arsene Wenger's documentary Invincible is set for cinematic release on November 11, with several top football figures interviewed.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    FT – ARSENAL 2 CRYSTAL PALACE 2

    Alexandre Lacazette scored a dramatic last-gasp equaliser to rescue a point for Arsenal against Palace.

    The visitors were 2-1 up with seconds remaining before the Frenchman pounced.

    And Patrick Vieira was left to rue Palace's missed chances as his Arsenal return ended in a stalemate.

  • Anthony Chapman

    GAME ON

    Just over 20 minutes to go and Christian Benteke has EQUALISED for Palace.

    The visitors are now looking to nab another goal and stun Arsenal.

    There's been an injury blow for the Gunners too, with Bukayo Saka limping off.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    HT – ARSENAL 1 PALACE 0

    The Gunners are ahead at the break thanks to a strike from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

    The striker fired home with just eight minutes on the clock.

    But it's been Palace who've seen most of the ball with 57 per cent possession.

    Can Patrick Vieira turn things around at the home of his old club?

  • Anthony Chapman

    S-MART MOVE?

    Former Arsenal goalkeeper Mat Ryan has revealed that Martin Odegaard would be open to a return to Real Sociedad in the future.

    Ryan revealed: "Before I knew Real were interested in me, he [Odegaard] told me that Real, because of his experience here, was a great team.

    "A ten out of ten in everything: the team, the life here, the public…everything.

    "And now I agree with him. He’s comfortable at Arsenal, but he’s open to coming back one day, for sure.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    OFFICIAL RESPONSE

    Referees should be given the green light to explain their decisions after games, according to Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger.

    The Fifa chief said: “It would be a good way to avoid controversy and shut them down before they become a public debate.

    “We would have to get the support of referees to make it work.

    "And I don’t know what kind of state of mind they’re in after games to be able to give an opinion.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    TEAM NEWS

    Arsenal XI: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Partey, Odegaard; Saka, Smith-Rowe, Pepe; Aubameyang

    Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Ward, Guehi, Andersen, Mitchell; Milivojevic, McArthur, Gallagher; Ayew, Benteke, Edouard

    FOLLOW THE MATCH HERE

  • Anthony Chapman

    LANG WAY TO GO

    Liverpool are reportedly battling Arsenal in the race to prise Dutch winger Noa Lang away from Club Brugge.

    The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with a move away from the Belgian outfit in January following his stunning start to the season.

    After top scoring for Brugge last campaign with 17 goals to help the club win the league, he has already chipped in with four strikes and five assists in 14 games this term.

    And his dazzling displays saw him called up to the Holland squad for the first time during the recent international break where he featured against Latvia and Gibraltar.

  • Anthony Chapman

    SHAKE THINGS UP

    Mikel Arteta could mix up his Arsenal XI tonight.

    Here's another way he could line up against Palace…

  • Anthony Chapman

    EXCLUSIVE BY JORDAN DAVIES

    Former Arsenal youngster Daniel Oyegoke admits he’s not surprised by Bukayo Saka’s incredible rise for club and country.

    He told SunSport: “Bukayo treated me like a brother. He looked after me. He still does it now.

    “We are from a similar area and we still have a good relationship. What a guy he is.

    “He is a leader in his own way. He leads by example. He doesn’t have a lot to say but when he did come and talk to me, it resonated with me.

    “Smith Rowe was also the one the coaches used to say we should watch closely and aspire to be like because of what he was and is doing. Now it just shows.”

  • Anthony Chapman

    ON THE BOX

    Fixtures for the Premier League's hectic Christmas and New Year period have been released with fans in for a treat.

    The top-flight have confirmed the matches scheduled to be broadcast, which will be shared between Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime Video.

    Supporters should be braced for a feast of fantastic football with games from November 30 to January 3 coming thick and fast.

    Arsenal have six games broadcast – but that’s two less than United, who have the most.

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  • Anthony Chapman

    ALL GUNNS BLAZING

    Is this how Arsenal will line up against Crystal Palace tonight?

  • Justin Lawrence

    GETTING READY

    Arsenal take on Crystal Palace today at The Emirates, here's a sneak peak at their changing room at the stadium.

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  • Justin Lawrence

    SEA-ING CLEAR

    Ex-Arsenal keeper David Seaman is adamant his former side are getting better with Mikel Arteta in charge.

    The Gunners started the season poorly with three losses on the trot, but they've gone on an unbeaten run since in a remarkable turnaround.

    One of their unbeaten games was a draw with Brighton just before the international break.

    And although the Gunners didn't get three points against the Seagulls, Seaman reckons the match shows how much they've improved under Arteta's tutelage.

    Torrential rain poured down throughout the game and the ex-England No.1 reckons the North London side wouldn't of been able to cope with those conditions previously.

    He said: "With Arsenal, though, coming off the back of the game against Brighton… for me that result was a better result than what they got credit for with that weather.

    "Because it was absolutely torrential rain all the way through.

    “I know Brighton had a lot of chances but normally under those sort of conditions and being as physical and as good as they are, Arsenal would have lost that game but I think we’ve turned a corner now in terms of what Arteta is doing. And I think the fans are getting on board with that.”

     

  • Justin Lawrence

    SAN THE MAN

    Ex-Arsenal and Crystal Palace legend Kenny Sansom has revealed he will be watching his two former sides from the director's box tonight at The Emirates.

    The former England international couldn't hide his excitement and shared his joy over receiving the invite on Twitter.

    He beamed: "I'm looking forward to Arsenal Palace tonight. Arsenal invited me to the game and I’ll be in the director's box, so I'm very grateful. I’m feeling well and I'm excited."

    Sansom's invite to watch the Premier League spectacle comes just months after he revealed he's making a strong recovery from the vicious attack that left him fighting for his life last year.

     

  • Justin Lawrence

    PAT ON THE BACK

    Patrick Vieira admitted that he would have 'died' on the pitch for Arsene Wenger.

    The Frenchman, now Crystal Palace boss, was one of a number of former Arsenal stars to reminisce about Wenger in an upcoming film.

    In a trailer for Arsene Wenger: Invincible, Vieira smiles as he recalls his affection for the 71-year-old.

    He said: "I loved him. I loved it."

    Before then adding: "When the manager is defending you, you would die for him."

  • Justin Lawrence

    BACK SOON

    Granit Xhaka will miss Arsenal's game against Crystal Palace tonight due to an injury he picked up when the Gunners played Tottenham in September.

    And now it's been revealed just how long the Gunners will have to do without the midfielder.

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta reckons Xhaka could be out for three months, but thinks the Swiss star will do everything he can to reduce his time on the sidelines.

    Arteta said: "With Granit, I don’t know, but I’m sure that if you tell him three [months], he will be thinking two [months].

    "He will be trying to do extra work to try to minimise that time, that’s for sure. We have to do it in the right way because it’s a significant injury and we want to have him back properly when he can."

  • Justin Lawrence

    TEAM NEWS

    Arsenal and Crystal Palace go head to head in the Premier League tonight and here's the team news for the game.

    The Gunners will have to do without Granit Xhaka, who is still recovering from a knee injury picked up last month, while Gabriel Martinelli is also unlikely to feature.

    Palace have no new injuries ahead of this one. However, Nathan Ferguson and Ebere Eze are not likely to play as the Eagles look to cautiously bring them back into the side following injuries.

    Michael Olise may start for Palace after impressing as a substitute against Leicester before the international break.

  • Justin Lawrence

    BITTER FEUD

    Ex-Manchester United star Roy Keane and former Arsenal star Patrick Vieira’s rivalry was so intense that violence was always on the cards.

    According to ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, the pair hated each other so much that he never ruled out them coming to blows.

    But despite the threat of an altercation, Wenger explained that he enjoyed their clashes.

    The Frenchman said to talkSPORT: “I enjoyed the rivalry.

    “You speak of Roy Keane and Patrick Vieira; Keane was always on the fringe of violence even if he was a great player.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    GAME WATCH

    Arsenal and Crystal Palace go head to head tonight in their Premier League clash.

    The match will be shown live on TV, and here's where you can watch it.

    • Crystal Palace vs Arsenal is live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event.
    • Coverage commences at 7pm – one hour before kick-off.
    • To stream the game live, head to your Sky Go account.
    • Non-Sky Sports subscribers can still watch all the action with a Now TV Day Pass from £9.99.

    KICK-OFF TIME

    Arsenal face Crystal Palace in tonight's Premier League clash, here's when and where the game will take place.

    • The match kicks off at 8pm UK time.
    • It takes place at the Emirates Stadium.
    • The sides last met in May when Arsenal ran out 3-1 winners at Selhurst Park after stoppage time strikes from Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel Martinelli.

    OLD PAL

    Patrick Vieira returns to Arsenal for the first time as a manager with his Crystal Palace side looking to nick a crucial three points.

    Palace have been draw specialists so far this season, with seven points from as many games and their only victory coming against Arsenal's North London rivals Spurs.

    That day, a Japhet Tanganga red card and a brace from Odsonne Edouard saw the Eagles run out 3-0 winners.

    Arsenal meanwhile have three wins, three losses and a draw, following a 0-0 at Brighton two weeks ago.

    • Justin Lawrence

      MATCH STATS

      Arsenal take on Crystal Palace today but have only won one of the last six Premier League games they've played against each other.

      The Gunners drew four of those games and lost one, even though the last time the two sides faced each other was in May.

      But that could change today as the Gunners have won their last seven Prem games at home when they've played on a Monday.

      Palace boss Vieira will become just the fourth ex-Arsenal manager to lead an opposition side against them after David O'Leary, Tony Adams, and Remi Garde.

       

       

    • Justin Lawrence

      PALACE IMPROVEMENT

      Arsenal's opponents in today's Premier League clash Crystal Palace have improved under new boss Patrick Vieira – and have the stats to prove it.

      Their average share of possession in a match has risen from 43 percent last season to 50 percent in this campaign.

      And the Eagles pass completion rate has gone up from 76 to 81 percent.

      But Vieira's team have shown the most progression off the ball, with stats suggesting that only Southampton are pressuring opponents high up the field more frequently, Arsenal.com reported.

    • Justin Lawrence

      BLUES BATTLE

      Arsenal and Chelsea fans have both pleaded with their clubs to sign Napoli star Victor Osimhen.

      The striker's been on fire in the Serie A this season, netting eight goals in just nine games, and his contribution hasn't gone unnoticed by Gunners and Blues supporters.

      Both sets of fans took to Twitter to ask their respective sides to sign the 22-year-old.

      One Gunners fan wrote: "Víctor Osimhen delivering again today. Not surprised, he’s the best option for us next year."

      While a Blues supporter said: "Victor Osimhen…that guy is a monster. What a player. Chelsea start tracking him now. We need him."

    • Justin Lawrence

      GUNNER PLAY

      Mikel Arteta is set to have a near-enough full strength squad for Monday night's clash against Crystal Palace.

      Granit Xhaka remains a long-term absentee, but Arteta's internationals have come through their clashes for their countries unscathed.

      Belgian summer signing Albert Sambi Lokonga is expected to continue in midfield in the absence of Xhaka.

      Centre-back duo Ben White and Gabriel are also both set to start and continue their budding partnership at the heart of Arteta's defence.

      Young guns Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe are also likely to start, with Martin Odegaard in the No10 role behind skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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