Arsenal Must Keep it Tight Against a Lively Crystal Palace Outfit
It’s been a poor season for Arsene Wenger’s side so far and they face a potentially tricky tie on December 28th when they make the short journey to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace.
Arsenal’s away form has been a let down, with the Gunners providing very little joy so far for those travelling fans. They arrive here unbeaten in three on their travels but they couldn’t find the net against West Ham and were extremely ineffective going forward at St. Marys.
The Frenchman wasn’t happy with his side’s performance against Liverpool on December 22nd, claiming his side were “paralysed in the first half” and accusing his team of “playing too deep” as the Reds swarmed all over the North London outfit in the opening 45. The Gunners failed to register a shot on target and they must get off to a faster start here.
They displayed plenty of attacking flair in the second half and fought back to earn themselves a draw. On their day, they are a match for any side in the Premier League but they can’t afford to be sluggish against an in-form Crystal Palace.
Here at BettingTop10, you can find details of all the top Irish online bookmakers, including Betway, who have priced Arsenal up as 4/5 favourites for this clash, whilst the hosts are 100/30 to continue their fine record at Selhurst Park.
Wenger, who isn’t a fan of the transfer window will be hoping to strengthen in January, although the future of Alexis Sanchez remains a major talking point. The Chilean has been criticised by some sections of supporters for his lacklustre performances, although he was back on the score-sheet against Liverpool and is 6/4 with Paddy Power to strike again here.
Palace have already beaten Chelsea, Stoke, and Watford here and they will be hoping for another scalp. They will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing 1-1 draw with Swansea on December 23rd.