Arsenal are playing like Jekyll and Hyde but Partey and Tavares showed their best face against Aston Villa

EMIRATES STADIUM – While Arsenal came into this game on the back of five league fixtures without defeat, it felt too precarious to call it an unbeaten run. Having only just salvaged a point against Crystal Palace on Monday thanks to a desperate scramble deep into injury time and an improvised finish from Alexandre Lacazette, the fact that they escaped with a draw against the Eagles seemed more like a quirk than a cause for celebration.
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Watching Ben? Arsenal midfielder Lokonga: It's only football for me - nothing else

Arsenal midfielder Albert Sambi Lokonga admits he's a football-obsessive. In contrast to teammate Ben White, Lokonga says it is only football that he watches. He told the club's website: "I watch a lot of Premier League football now because I like to know a lot more about the teams we are facing. I knew a lot about Belgian football of course, because I watched it all the time, but I need to get to know the Premier League better.

Pundit says Arsenal player lacked bravery against Palace, during commentary

Andy Townsend claimed during co-commentary on PLP that Kieran Tierney lacked bravery on the left flank, as Arsenal drew 2-2 with Crystal Palace. Alexandre Lacazette’s late strike saw Arsenal earn a point, leaving Patrick Vieira in despair – having conceded similarly to Brighton before the break. It came after Palace...
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Vieira's return nearly haunts Arsenal in draw with Palace

LONDON (AP) — Arsenal fans were nearly haunted by the return of club hero Patrick Vieira. Vieira was back this time as Crystal Palace manager and his team was just about to beat the Gunners at Emirates Stadium. But Arsenal substitute Alexandre Lacazette made sure that wouldn't happen. He scored...

Premier League: End days for Solskjaer and Bruce, Leeds’ worst game under Bielsa and Ranieri’s grim debut

While Granit Xhaka will certainly be missed by Arsenal over the next two months, his absence through injury does at least allow Mikel Arteta to push on with his plan to create a new Arsenal era. Thomas Partey and Albert Sambi Lokonga started together at Brighton and will presumably now be Arteta’s first-choice midfield pairing until Xhaka is fit.
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Lacazette equalizes late for Arsenal in draw with Palace

LONDON (AP) — Arsenal substitute Alexandre Lacazette scored a dramatic late equalizer against Crystal Palace to finish 2-2 in the English Premier League on Monday. The return of Patrick Vieira to Arsenal as Palace manager nearly haunted the home crowd at Emirates Stadium, with the visitors leading deep into injury time.