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  • Date:16 Aug 2014
  • Kick-off:17:30
  • Venue:Emirates Stadium
  • Attendance:59,962
  • Koscielny (45)
    Ramsey (90)
  • Hangeland (34)
Goal!

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The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +4.20

Wojciech Szczesny fouled by Marouane Chamakh, the ref awards a free kick.

90:00 +4.17

Corner taken by Joel Ward.

90:00 +3.18

Clearance made by Martin Kelly.

90:00 +0.35

Aaron Ramsey scores a right footed goal. Arsenal 2-1 Crystal Palace.

90:00 +0.33

Mathieu Debuchy takes a shot. Julian Speroni parries the ball but the danger is not over.

90:00 +0.01

Stuart O'Keefe on for Yannick Bolasie.

89:01

Mathieu Debuchy sends in a cross.

88:20

Jason Puncheon challenges Nacho Monreal unfairly and gives away a free kick.

87:46

Centre by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

85:06

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain crosses the ball.

84:31

Dwight Gayle on for Fraizer Campbell.

83:47

Olivier Giroud takes a shot and went wide right of the target.

82:56

Mathieu Debuchy sends in a cross.

80:12

Aaron Ramsey manages to make a clearance.

78:06

Clearance by Laurent Koscielny.

76:38

Alexis Sanchez fouled by Martin Kelly, the ref awards a free kick.

76:09

Mathieu Debuchy manages to make a clearance.

76:04

Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

75:29

Mathieu Debuchy concedes a free kick for a foul on Joel Ward.

74:42

(Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Damien Delaney coming on for Scott Dann.

74:27

Clearance by Calum Chambers.

70:58

Shot by Aaron Ramsey. Julian Speroni safely holds on.

70:08

The ball is sent over by Laurent Koscielny.

69:44

Marouane Chamakh manages to make a clearance.

69:42

Corner taken by Alexis Sanchez from the right by-line.

68:50

Jack Wilshere goes off and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain comes on.

68:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yannick Bolasie on Calum Chambers.

68:00

Alexis Sanchez takes a shot. Julian Speroni catches the ball.

67:00

Marouane Chamakh challenges Jack Wilshere unfairly and gives away a free kick.

65:53

Clearance made by Mathieu Debuchy.

65:47

Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

65:18

Marouane Chamakh fouled by Alexis Sanchez, the ref awards a free kick.

64:31

Nacho Monreal challenges Fraizer Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick.

64:02

Scott Dann makes a clearance.

63:27

Marouane Chamakh challenges Santi Cazorla unfairly and gives away a free kick.

62:31

Aaron Ramsey fouled by Marouane Chamakh, the ref awards a free kick.

61:50

Clearance by Brede Hangeland.

61:06

Yaya Sanogo leaves the field to be replaced by Olivier Giroud.

60:16

Scott Dann manages to make a clearance.

59:09

Santi Cazorla gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Ledley.

58:29

Clearance by Marouane Chamakh.

57:38

Scott Dann concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Wilshere.

57:09

Marouane Chamakh challenges Jack Wilshere unfairly and gives away a free kick.

56:25

Mathieu Debuchy makes a clearance.

56:15

Shot by Jason Puncheon. Laurent Koscielny gets a block in.

55:28

Aaron Ramsey restarts play with the free kick.

55:25

Free kick taken by Mathieu Debuchy.

55:11

Brede Hangeland challenges Yaya Sanogo unfairly and gives away a free kick.

54:11

Foul by Alexis Sanchez on Joel Ward, free kick awarded.

54:07

Centre by Alexis Sanchez.

53:32

Unfair challenge on Santi Cazorla by Marouane Chamakh results in a free kick.

52:35

(Arsenal) makes a substitution, with Nacho Monreal coming on for Kieran Gibbs.

48:57

Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

48:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alexis Sanchez on Yannick Bolasie.

47:55

Jason Puncheon receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

47:24

Kieran Gibbs manages to make a clearance.

47:22

Corner taken by Yannick Bolasie.

46:05

Clearance by Yannick Bolasie.

45:22

Clearance made by Joe Ledley.

The second half begins.

It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +2.11

Clearance made by Joe Ledley.

45:00 +1.42

Clearance made by Joel Ward.

45:00 +1.26

Mile Jedinak makes a clearance.

44:56

Marouane Chamakh challenges Alexis Sanchez unfairly and gives away a free kick.

43:59

Joel Ward takes the free kick.

43:24

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell by Calum Chambers.

41:35

Santi Cazorla crosses the ball in from the free kick.

40:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Brede Hangeland on Mathieu Debuchy.

40:17

Foul by Marouane Chamakh on Jack Wilshere, free kick awarded.

39:45

Unfair challenge on Yannick Bolasie by Kieran Gibbs results in a free kick.

38:53

Clearance made by Mathieu Debuchy.

37:06

Corner taken by Santi Cazorla from the right by-line.

37:06

Clearance made by Martin Kelly.

36:37

Shot by Santi Cazorla. Blocked by Joe Ledley.

35:17

Unfair challenge on Jack Wilshere by Marouane Chamakh results in a free kick.

35:14

Calum Chambers makes a clearance.

33:24

Marouane Chamakh takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Laurent Koscielny gets a block in.

33:21

Clearance made by Wojciech Szczesny.

32:25

Unfair challenge on Mikel Arteta by Fraizer Campbell results in a free kick.

31:29

Free kick taken by Scott Dann.

31:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Fraizer Campbell by Mikel Arteta.

30:29

Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

30:01

Unfair challenge on Marouane Chamakh by Alexis Sanchez results in a free kick.

29:14

Header by Alexis Sanchez misses left.

28:48

Shot by Jack Wilshere. A parry by Julian Speroni prevents the goal.

28:15

Kieran Gibbs produces a cross.

27:17

Mathieu Debuchy concedes a free kick for a foul on Marouane Chamakh.

26:20

Yaya Sanogo takes a shot and missed to the left of the goal.

24:32

Mikel Arteta makes a clearance.

23:41

Clearance by Mathieu Debuchy.

23:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joel Ward by Alexis Sanchez.

19:58

Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.

16:38

Joel Ward makes a clearance.

15:17

Shot by Alexis Sanchez went wide of the right-hand upright.

14:44

Corner taken by Santi Cazorla.

13:43

Handball by Marouane Chamakh.

12:30

The ball is swung over by Jason Puncheon.

12:07

Clearance made by Mikel Arteta.

11:08

Aaron Ramsey challenges Fraizer Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick.

10:03

Martin Kelly makes a clearance.

10:01

The ball is delivered by Mathieu Debuchy.

8:20

Aaron Ramsey has an effort at goal. Mile Jedinak gets a block in.

8:18

Clearance made by Scott Dann.

3:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Brede Hangeland on Alexis Sanchez.

1:44

Mathieu Debuchy produces a cross.

0:45

Free kick taken by Laurent Koscielny.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

Match Preview

Wenger shocked at Pulis departure Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted he did not see Tony Pulis' departure from Crystal Palace coming. Palace's plans for the new Barclays Premier League season, which starts at Arsenal in Saturday's late kick-off, have been thrown into disarray after Pulis left the Selhurst Park club late on Thursday. Pulis was named manager of the season for 2013/2014, having guided the Eagles to safety following his appointment last November at a time when the south London club were rock bottom, but went on to finish comfortably in mid-table. Former Stoke boss Pulis had reportedly been left frustrated by the club failing to push through deals for various players he targeted to strengthen the Palace squad. Palace issued a brief statement on Friday morning, which indicated Pulis had left by "mutal consent", with several candidates such as Malky Mackay, Neil Lennon and Tim Sherwood likely to be interested in the vacancy. Wenger revealed there had been no indications of any issues when he caught up with Pulis at a pre-season Premier League managers' meeting at the start of the week. "It was a complete surprise to me and what kind of consequence that will have on Crystal Palace, I don't know," said Wenger, who is the longest serving manager in the top flight. "The only thing I can say is that he's done a remarkable job last season and he made a miracle. I don't really know why he left, but it took me by surprise. "I have (never) seen that (manager leave so close to start of season) before, so you can always be surprised. "I was at a managers' meeting on Monday with Tony Pulis and nothing indicated that he would not be here (on Saturday) afternoon." Wenger added: "Maybe Tony Pulis was the manager of the season last year because he took the maximum out of his team during the period he was there - that is the real job of the manager." Arsenal hope to have defender Laurent Koscielny fit following a minor Achilles problem. Keith Millen will be in caretaker charge of Palace again. He said: "We are all shocked from the players to the staff. "We knew the frustrations of the club that we hadn't brought in as many players as we wanted but as far as training is concerned we had no inkling this might happen. "The players are asking why. This has happened now three times what with Dougie (Freedman) leaving and then Ian (Holloway) and now Tony. "So they're asking why. It's important to reassure them they've done nothing wrong. "Tony loved working with the group and they are a great group to work with. "Now all of a sudden they're wondering who is going to come in and what direction we're going." Martin Kelly, Fraizer Campbell and Brede Hangeland could be handed debuts for the Eagles.

Formation:4141Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

Formation: 4411Manager: Tony Pulis

Crystal Palace

  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Mathieu Debuchy
  • Calum Chambers
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Kieran Gibbs
  • Mikel Arteta
  • Alexis Sanchez
  • Aaron Ramsey
  • Jack Wilshere
  • Santi Cazorla
  • Yaya Sanogo
  • SUBS
  • Tomas Rosicky
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Damian Martinez
  • Joel Campbell
  • Francis Coquelin

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