In another thrilling Premier League match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace, the Gunners clinched a point from Palace as Alexandre Lacazette smashed one past the goalkeeper in extra time. Arsenal was coming off a draw with Brighton away from home, while Crystal Palace had shared points with Leicester City in the previous game as well.
Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring for Arsenal as he finished off a beautiful move which was initiated by Nicolas Pepe. Arsenal looked very confident on the ball in the first half and was eyeing 3 points which would have seen them go to the 7th position in the table and just two points adrift of the top four.
Gaffer Mikel Arteta substituted Bukayo Saka off at half-time and brought in Sambi Lokonga instead, as Saka was seen limping after suffering an intense tackle by McArthur. This was the move that severely cost Arsenal in the second half as there was a lack of creativity in the attack.
Christian Benteke scored the equalizer as Patrick Vieira’s men saw a glimpse of hope to get some points from this game. Baffled by this move, Arteta got another striker on the pitch in the form of Lacazette as Odegaard’s number flashed on the substitute board.
Edouard led the way for Palace as he found the net past a helpless Ramsdale who was left disappointed after conceding another goal. The Gunners then had to struggle their way into scoring an equalizer as Lacazette squeezed the ball into the corner of the net on the brink of extra time.
Arsenal fans on Twitter were left disappointed as they expected Mikel Arteta to lead the side to victory after an unsatisfactory draw against Brighton in the last game. We look at how Twitter reacted as Arsenal and Crystal Palace shared points amongst themselves in a hard-fought 0-0 in the Premier League this evening.
Some tweets regarding the match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace:
🗣️ "When the fans are with us it gives energy to all of us"
Alexandre Lacazette saved Arsenal at home to Crystal Palace after a rousing substitute display pic.twitter.com/4rfBPA23S0
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) October 18, 2021Advertisement
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Left it late! 😳 pic.twitter.com/EBenAX35wd
— The Arsenal Way (@TheArsenalWayN5) October 18, 2021Advertisement
That was a dreadful performance and so was the last one. So far we've only had one decent performance, against Spurs. We still have a long way to go. We're in October and we're languishing in 12th place. That's unacceptable. We need to see progress because so far, there's none.
— WelBeast (@WelBeast) October 18, 2021Advertisement
A win was so, so close for the former Arsenal captain 😓
The Gunners snatched a point late on but it was great seeing Patrick Viera return home to North London 🙌 pic.twitter.com/pxd7c6ENTBAdvertisement
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 18, 2021
8 games into the Premier League season and we’ve had a grand total of 1 convincing performance. Grim.Advertisement
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) October 18, 2021
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17 Giroud[Sky] #afc pic.twitter.com/8xM9HoeNET
— afcstuff (@afcstuff) October 18, 2021Advertisement