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Danny Gabbidon manages to make a clearance.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Santi Cazorla.
The match has reached full-time.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Barry Bannan.
Free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.
Foul by Joel Ward on Santi Cazorla, free kick awarded.
Yannick Bolasie crosses the ball.
Dwight Gayle produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Blocked by Per Mertesacker.
Unfair challenge on Yannick Bolasie by Per Mertesacker results in a free kick.
Mile Jedinak delivers the ball.
Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.
Nicklas Bendtner is brought on as a substitute for Olivier Giroud.
(Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Kieran Gibbs coming on for Mesut Ozil.
Damien Delaney makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Mile Jedinak by Olivier Giroud results in a free kick.
(Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Dwight Gayle coming on for Marouane Chamakh.
Yannick Bolasie takes a shot and cleared the net.
Laurent Koscielny fouled by Marouane Chamakh, the ref awards a free kick.
Shot by Mesut Ozil. Julian Speroni catches the ball.
Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Nacho Monreal by Yannick Bolasie results in a free kick.
Clearance made by Bacary Sagna.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace.The assist for the goal came from Olivier Giroud.
Clearance by Per Mertesacker.
Tomas Rosicky replaces Lukas Podolski.
The ball is sent over by Yannick Bolasie.
Barry Bannan takes a shot and cleared the bar.
Free kick taken by Bacary Sagna.
Damien Delaney concedes a free kick for a foul on Santi Cazorla.
Yannick Bolasie is caught offside.
The official flags Marouane Chamakh offside.
Clearance by Laurent Koscielny.
A cross is delivered by Jason Puncheon.
Clearance made by Nacho Monreal.
Corner taken by Jason Puncheon from the right by-line.
Joel Ward fouled by Lukas Podolski, the ref awards a free kick.
Nacho Monreal manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Mesut Ozil from the left by-line.
The ball is delivered by Santi Cazorla.
(Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Barry Bannan coming on for Cameron Jerome.
Corner taken by Santi Cazorla.
Per Mertesacker fouled by Mile Jedinak, the ref awards a free kick.
Cameron Jerome gets a header at goal. Wojciech Szczesny parries the ball away.
Header at goal by Yannick Bolasie goes right of the post.
Bacary Sagna makes a clearance.
Centre by Jason Puncheon.
Per Mertesacker fouled by Cameron Jerome, the ref awards a free kick.
The referee gets the second half started.
The ref blows to signal half-time.
Danny Gabbidon fouled by Laurent Koscielny, the ref awards a free kick.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scores with their left foot. Arsenal 1-0 Crystal Palace.Assist by Santi Cazorla.
Mile Jedinak concedes a free kick for a foul on Olivier Giroud.
Laurent Koscielny has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
Mikel Arteta challenges Cameron Jerome unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Lukas Podolski fouled by Jason Puncheon, the ref awards a free kick.
The ball is crossed by Jason Puncheon.
Mile Jedinak is cautioned.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mile Jedinak on Mesut Ozil.
Clearance made by Danny Gabbidon.
Shot by Cameron Jerome. Wojciech Szczesny parries the ball away.
Julian Speroni takes the free kick.
Bacary Sagna challenges Julian Speroni unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Julian Speroni makes a clearance.
Laurent Koscielny has a headed effort at goal. Julian Speroni parries the effort to safety.
Free kick taken by Mesut Ozil.
Damien Delaney challenges Olivier Giroud unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Marouane Chamakh fouled by Per Mertesacker, the ref awards a free kick.
Free kick taken by Mile Jedinak.
Cameron Jerome fouled by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the ref awards a free kick.
Unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Marouane Chamakh results in a free kick.
Clearance made by Per Mertesacker.
Bacary Sagna manages to make a clearance.
Per Mertesacker takes the free kick.
Mile Jedinak challenges Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Lukas Podolski makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.
Cameron Jerome is ruled offside.
Danny Gabbidon restarts play with the free kick.
Olivier Giroud gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mile Jedinak.
Mikel Arteta makes a clearance.
Strike on goal comes in from Santi Cazorla from the free kick and goes over the bar.
Kagisho Dikgacoi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lukas Podolski.
Shot by Nacho Monreal. Julian Speroni fumbles the ball.
Olivier Giroud crosses the ball.
Foul by Mile Jedinak on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, free kick awarded.
The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
Wenger impressed by Pulis impact
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger thought Tony Pulis had taken on an "impossible job" at Crystal Palace, but would not be surprised if he went on to keep the Eagles in the Barclays Premier League.
The Gunners - who brought in Sweden midfielder Kim Kallstrom on loan from Spartak Moscow during what was a low-key transfer deadline day at London Colney - are aiming to go back to the top of the table when they tackle Palace, as Manchester City are not in action until Monday night against Chelsea.
When Pulis took charge at Selhurst Park at the end of November, the south London club looked set for an uphill struggle to retain their top-flight status.
However, five league wins have propelled the Eagles out of the bottom three, and after beating Hull in midweek they are 14th, four points clear of trouble, while Pulis was also busy bringing in reinforcements as the transfer deadline ticked down.
And Wenger has been impressed by the impact of the former Stoke boss.
"He has done a marvellous job," said the Arsenal manager, whose team were held to a 2-2 draw at Southampton on Tuesday.
"I must honestly say when he took that job, I thought 'my friend, you take an impossible job there', but he has turned it around and deserves a lot of credit for that."
Wenger continued: "They have a stronger belief certainly, they have more defensive stability and their results and the way they play - I saw them playing against Tottenham - they were absolutely impressive in that game, so that is a good warning for us."
Despite pundits suggesting free-scoring City will now march on towards the title, Wenger insists Arsenal can still have their say.
"We are one point behind Man City, we have 15 games to make a difference with them," Wenger said.
"I believe we have our chances and what is even more important is we are fully committed to play our chances with full belief. I am convinced we can do it."
Arsenal must do without combative midfielder Mathieu Flamini on Sunday as he starts the first of a three-match suspension following his sending-off at Southampton.
Wales international Aaron Ramsey will be out for up to six weeks after suffering a setback in his recovery from a thigh injury, but Jack Wilshere is expected to be fit from an ankle problem to face Liverpool.
Crystal Palace travel to Arsenal with technical coach David Kemp hoping they can finally pick up a positive result against one of the Premier League elite.
The Eagles had a busy transfer deadline day with Wayne Hennessey, Scott Dann, Thomas Ince and Joe Ledley all moving to Selhurst Park - although only former Wolves goalkeeper Hennessey is eligible for the clash at Arsenal.
Sunday's meeting will be the first time Palace have ever played at the Emirates Stadium and Kemp is determined to add points to performances, after fine efforts on the road so far against the big boys have come with nothing to show for it.
"It is a fantastic place to go," he said.
"It is a great stadium and Arsenal are doing well this season. We have performed well in these big games so far, so let's take it a step further. It is a learning experience - the players will certainly take some confidence from those performances.
"You have to set yourself up to be difficult to play against, but at the same time we went to Man City, Tottenham and Chelsea and had chances and actually have played very well and should have got something out of all of those games.
"That has to be the disappointment to us, that we haven't got something out of the game, and that will be the target on Sunday; go to one of the bigger clubs, play well and actually get some kind of reward."
With Dann, Ledley and Ince not signed before the midday cut-off point on Friday, they were not registered in time for the game - while Jason Puncheon can feature after his loan move from Southampton was made permanent.
Defender Jonny Parr will be assessed again after suffering concussion in the FA Cup loss at Wigan.
Midfielders Jerome Thomas and Kagisho Dikgacoi (calf) are still recovering, while forward Glenn Murray (knee) remains out.
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