Result and latest updates from the Premier League

Crystal Palace fans with torches - Arsenal v Crystal Palace live: result and latest updates from Premier League - PETER CZIBORRA/Reuters

Crystal Palace fans with torches – Arsenal v Crystal Palace live: result and latest updates from Premier League – PETER CZIBORRA/Reuters

2:06 p.m

5 minutes: Arsenal 0 Crystal Palace 0

Martinelli has a brilliant start to his afternoon. Doucouré is the next Palace man to look lively in defence.

2:04 p.m

3 minutes: Arsenal 0 Crystal Palace 0

Arsenal come forward, Xhaka and Martinelli are a good match and an excellent defense against Guéhi.

2:03 p.m

1 minute: Arsenal 0 Crystal Palace 0

Then it’s kick-off time.

1:36 p.m

From Wiki, via Paddy McCarthy

McCarthy signed on loan for Bolton Wanderers in March 2015, a prankster had called West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis weeks earlier, pretending to be Bolton manager Neil Lennon, with an inquiry about Gareth McAuley as the main point of interest. “

This is the most niche prank I’ve ever heard of.

1:30 p.m

Steve Parish on PV4

“Everyone really loved Patrick. The players had all the time in the world for him – he never lost the players at all.

“I don’t think anything has happened. Of course we’re hoping for some new impetus, a few other ideas and maybe we can surprise the competition a bit.”

The club’s former captain Paddy McCarthy has been given a temporary assignment.

1:22 p.m

Martin Keown on Vieria’s sacking

Here’s Martin on the BBC talking about his former comrade.

“I’m disappointed [that Patrick Vieira has been sacked], I think they panicked. I think it could have a serious impact on the rest of their season, a lot of young players were there and he had a big impact on them, and also the games, the gameplay that they had was quite remarkable. He only really lost by a few goals, all the teams were really high up the table, averaging sixth place, they lost by a few goals and there were some credible draws.”

Seems like a reasonable case, at least in my opinion.

1:08 p.m

The teams

arsenal: Ramsdale, White, Holding, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Odegaard, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Trossard, Martinelli. subs: Tierney, Gabriel Jesus, Smith Rowe, Kiwior, Jorginho, Vieira, Nelson, Turner, Walters.

crystal palace: Whitworth, Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Milivojevic, Doucoure, Schlupp, Olise, Edouard, Zaha. subs: Tomkins, Ayew, Eze, Mateta, Clyne, Hughes, Richards, Ahamada, Goodman.

referee: Stuart Attwell (Warwickshire)

12:59 p.m

Premier League Football

come. It is league leaders Arsenal, hosts of Crystal Palace, who recently gave up the services of Gunners legend Patrick Vieira.

Mikel Arteta has told his Arsenal players to forget about their European exit as they want to be eight points clear at the top of the Premier League.

The Gunners were beaten on penalties by Sporting on Thursday as they failed to reach the Europa League quarter-finals.

Attention is now turning back to domestic affairs, with Arsenal aiming to get on with the summit.

Unmanaged Crystal Palace are the guests at the Emirates Stadium and with closest FA Cup title rivals Manchester City, Arteta’s side could go into the international break with a healthy lead.

“I tried to create a lot of clarity in the dressing room,” Arteta replied when asked how he makes sure his players don’t take their Europa League disappointment into the title race.

“It was just about the message: accept it, swallow it, we have to learn from it, but there’s no point in putting even a little bit of energy or thought into it now that would take away from Sunday.

“We need to be back at our best in the Premier League against Palace to beat them and I want everyone to recover mentally and physically to be in the best possible shape for the game.”

Despite their European exit, Arteta feels he learns more from adversity than success as he is keen to capitalize on the positives from the Sporting defeat.

“I saw a lot of things on Thursday, especially when we gave away a lot of balls and suffered that they did it together,” he said.

“The way they reacted, how they reacted when we conceded a goal and how the game changed after that. That shows me a lot of positive signs.

“The downside of that is that in the end we couldn’t win because I think in the end we deserved to win it and go through, but it wasn’t enough, it was maybe too late.

“Friday was about getting the message across about the Palace game and lifting them up and making sure they’re there in the best possible shape.”

Captain Martin Odegaard echoed his manager’s sentiments and knows the players need to pull themselves together if they want to impress against Palace.

“It’s very, very important,” he replied when asked if he could hit back.

“The next game is coming fast now, so we can’t feel sorry for ourselves. We have to recover and make sure we win.

“It’s good that we’re disappointed. We should be disappointed.


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