Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Zaha, Benteke on target as Palace beat Gunners 3-2

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Zaha, Benteke on target as Palace beat Gunners 3-2

- Arsenal vs Crystal Palace clash produced five stunning goals with the visitors running away with the victory

- Three goals from Zaha, Benteke and James McArthur ensured the Gunners suffered their eighth Premier League match of the season

- While Ozil and Aubameyang's goals were unable to buy at least a point for the Gunners with just four matches to end this season

Arsenal's top four ambition suffered a setback following their disappointing 3-2 defeat to Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, April 21.

The visitors did not waste too much of their time before taking the lead as Christian Benteke headed the away team in front in the 17th minute.

Benteke, 28, found himself at the right place to connect with Luka Milivojevic's long range free kick directed into the Gunners danger zone.

Having conceded first, the north London sides tried all they could to ensure they get back into the game but all their efforts failed to produce something tangible for the hosts.

However, it took Unai Emery's men just two minutes after the resumption of the second half to restore parity in the game.

With former Germany international Mesut Ozil technically putting the ball at the back of the net despite the Eagles' keeper covering the same angle the attacker was coming from.

The former Real Madrid man teamed up well with Alexandre Lacazette who made the assist for the goal in the 47th minute.

Wilfried Zaha restored his side's leadership in the 61st minute after running past Shkodran Mustafi before finishing the ball from a close range.

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Just eight minutes after their second goal, James McArthur registered his name on the scores sheet as they extended their lead to 3-1 in the 69th minute of the encounter.

While Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's solo goal inn the 77th minute was not enough to save the Gunners from losing their eighth match of the Premier League season.

However, in spite of the defeat, they maintain their fourth position since Manchester United were demolished by Everton in their early fixture on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Chelsea could displace them if they beat their visitors Burnley at the Stamford Bridge on Monday night.

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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