A second half brace from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain saw Arsenal beat Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, and return to the top of the Premier League.
The England international, who was making his first start since the opening day of the season defeat to Aston Villa having recovered from the injury he sustained in that game, fired the Gunners in front two minutes into the second half before putting the result beyond doubt with a second seventeen minutes from time.
Arsenal go into Sunday’s match against a resurgent Crystal Palace hoping to take the three points that will see them return to the top of the Premier League.
With leaders Manchester City not playing their match against third place Chelsea until Monday, Arsene Wenger’s men have the opportunity to take back first place, which they surrendered by dropping two points against Southampton in midweek.
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Arsenal have opened up a five point lead at the top of the Premier League after beating Liverpool 2-0 at the Emirates on Saturday evening.
Santi Cazorla put the hosts in front on nineteen minutes, thrashing the ball in after seeing his long range header come back of the post.
Goals from Mikel Arteta and Olivier Giroud secured a 2-0 in for Arsenal against managerless Crystal Palace to keep them two points clear at the top of the Premier League.
Arteta opened the scoring from the penalty spot shortly after the restart after Adlene Guediora’s foul on Serge Gnabry, before the Spaniard was dismissed for a professional foul on former Gunner Marouane Chamakh.
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is expected to be fit for tomorrow lunch-time’s clash with manager-less Crystal Palace.
The England international was substituted with an ankle knock in Tuesday’s defeat to Borussia Dortmund, but should feature at Selhurst Park, where he will be hoping to score for a third successive league game.
Arsenal lost for the first time since the opening day of the season as they fell to a 2-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates yesterday evening.
Reorted Gunners fan Henrikh Mkhitaryan gave the visitors the lead on sixteen minutes only for Olivier Giroud to fire in an equaliser from close range four minutes before the break.
Luis Suarez will attempt to engineer a move to Arsenal this week by handing in a transfer request, the Mirror understands.
The 26 year old, and his advisers, will increase the pressure on Liverpool as they try to push through his protracted move to the Emirates.