Arsenal Stretch Premier League Unbeaten Run to Five Games After Sharing Spoils With Crystal Palace

Arsenal Stretch Premier League Unbeaten Run to Five Games After Sharing Spoils With Crystal Palace

  • Alexandre Lacazette saved Mikel Arteta blushes after scoring a 95th minute goal to earn Arsenal a draw against Crystal Palace
  • The Gunners took the lead through Aubameyang in the eighth minute but gave room for the visitors to score twice in the second half
  • However, the last minute goal from the Frenchman earned the North Londoners a point at the end of the encounter at Emirates Stadium

Alexandre Lacazette's 95th minute goal was all Arsenal needed to avoid outright defeat to Crystal Palace in Monday night Premier League encounter at Emirates Stadium.

Coach Mikel Arteta's men got the game off to a blistering start after their captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang found the back of the net just eight minutes into the encounter.

The goal gave the North London club the confidence to bombard their visitors with array of attacking moves but all of their advances were carefully rejected by the away team.

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Arsenal Stretch Premier League Unbeaten Run to Five Games After Sharing Spoils With Crystal Palace
Alexandre Lacazette celebrating his late minute goal for Arsenal against Crystal Palace. Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC
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Despite their failure to find full expression in the opening half, Patrick Vieira's men also didn't allow the home team run them over.

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But, five minutes into the second half, Christian Benteke restored parity for the guests while Odsonne Edouard gave the visitors the lead for the first time in the game in the 73rd minute.

This however mounted pressure on the Gunners who started the season on a very poor note - losing all first three games so far.

However, a last minute effort from the French striker helped Arsenal stretch their unbeaten streak in the Premier League to five games since they last suffered defeat in the English topflight in late August.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to be in disagreement with Sir Alex Ferguson over Cristiano Ronaldo's playing time in his second spell.

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The Norwegian-born footballer turned manager was reportedly quoted insisting that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner should not have started in their Premier League meeting against Everton.

In spite of the result, the former attacker has backed his team selection despite his former handler Ferguson having a contrary view.

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