N Monreal (6),A Iwobi (10),L Koscielny (13),A Lacazette (22)
L Milivojevic (78)
Arsenal vs C Palace
3:00pm Saturday 20th January
WATCH: ARSENAL 4-1 C PALACE
ARSENAL 4-1 CRYSTAL PALACE
It's all over. A very good win for Arsenal built on a fantastic start.
Stay tuned for highlights.
90+2: Appeals for a penalty as Tomkins slides in on Lacazette in the box. The referee, who is in a good position close up, says no.
90: Four minutes to be added on.
90: Doesn't look good for Cabaye as he is going to have to be carried off. He is replaced by Riedewald.
88: Cabaye down after a challenge from Mustafi. Arsenal take an age to kick the ball out but eventually they decide to do so, much to the frustration of the home fans.
86: No signs of any more Palace goals. The visitors have been better in the second half but Arsenal have largely looked comfortable and could have scored more themselves.
83: Arsenal make a switch as Kolasinac comes on for Iwobi.
ARSENAL 4-1 CRYSTAL PALACE
79: CHANCE! Opportunity for Arsenal to quickly restore their four-goal lead but Lacazette slips slightly as he is played through and can't beat Hennessey.
The striker gets up and collects the rebound, but his follow-up shot is well held by the goalkeeper.
GOAL! ARSENAL 4-1 C PALACE (Milivojevic 78)
The start of a comeback or just a consolation?
Finally Palace make a corner count as Benteke heads down for Milivojevic, who controls on his chest and then swivels and volleys into the far corner.
ARSENAL 4-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
76: Bellerin gets up down the right side and plays a one-two with Lacazette, but Van Aanholt does well to track Bellerin and block his volleyed shot.
73: Change for Arsenal and a warm ovation for Ozil as he replaced by Nelson, who makes his Premier League debut.
71: SHOT! Elneny hits a powerful low shot from a tight angle inside the box after Arsenal break. Hennessey gets down to save.
69: Zaha is starting to get frustrated. He has had a couple of free-kick appeals waved away by the referee and also pushed his knee into Elneny's back after fouling him.
67: Wilshere is fine to continue after a bit of treatment.
65: Wilshere down after taking a knock to the head. Looked like he hit Kelly's knee as he was falling to the ground.
63: Palace are playing much better than they did in the first half, but Arsenal are still not looking rushed in possession. They are happy to bide their time and wait for openings.
60: CHANCE! Palace's best opening of the match.
Wonderful ball across the pitch from Sako to Benteke, who only has Cech to beat. But the striker can't finish as Cech comes out quickly and smothers the shot.
ARSENAL 4-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
59: Arsenal not making this easy for themselves at times with some wayward passing in their own half. Perhaps unsurprisingly their intensity level does seem to have dropped a bit.
56: CHANCE! Lovely chipped pass from Ozil through to Iwobi as Arsenal break from a corner. Iwobi gets away from Tomkins and maybe could square for Lacazette to tap in, but instead decides to shoot and it's straight at Hennessey.
55: Palace have had nine corners and they haven't really created any opportunities from any of them.
54: Arsenal enjoying their first real spell of possession in the second half. As in the first half they are very patient, but when they do eventually get into the box the flag goes up for offside against Lacazette.
51: Palace have made a decent start to this half. They've been on the front foot since the restart.
49: SHOT! Another chipped corner from Cabaye, but this one is far away from Cech and towards Benteke. He heads down for Kelly, who swivels and shoots, but it's blocked and rolls through for Cech.
48: Far too many floated crosses from Palace today, almost every corner and ball into the box has been chipped in which has allowed Cech to claim.
47: Wonder what the message was from Roy Hodgson at half-time. Damage limitation? Or does he think his side still have a chance to get something from the game?
No changes at the break and we are ready to go again. Arsenal get the game restarted...
The Emirates is a pretty happy place right now.
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And that is half-time. What a display from Arsenal.
Some poor defending from Palace but the Gunners have been very, very good, and some of their one-touch passing has been like the Arsenal of old.
Will they keep it up? Or can Palace mount some sort of fightback?
45: Two minutes to be added on as Xhaka drives a 25-yard free-kick well off target.
44: SAVE! Slack from Maitland-Niles as he gives the ball away outside his own box. His pass goes straight to Zaha, who hits a shot that takes a deflection and Cech does well to save with an outstretched hand.
43: Very, very comfortable for Arsenal. Some of the one-touch passing has been superb.
40: Lacazette almost trying to walk in the fifth as he controls in a good position and looks to shimmy away from two players, rather than just shoot first time.
39: A little bit too much from Wilshere and Ozil as they try to string together a series of backheels inside the box. It almost comes off, but not quite.
36: Poor from Zaha as a corner comes out to him on the other side and his cross back into the box is along the ground and easily cleared.
Palace offering very little in an attacking sense.
34: Blow for Arsenal as Monreal is forced off with injury. He's only returned today from nearly a one-month lay-off.
Doesn't look to be too serious, but he is replaced by Maitland-Niles.
33: Ozil really looks to be in the mood. Whether it's the scoreline, or something else, he looks in superb touch.
31: Arsenal's three goals in the first 13 minutes is the fastest a side has gone 3-0 up in the Premier League since the Gunners did similar at Newcastle in February 2011.
Anyone remember what happened that day....?
Newcastle came from 4-0 down to draw 4-4.
28: A rare counter for Palace as Sako gets one-on-one with Elneny. Sako manages to win the ball on the edge of the box and then get off a low shot, but Cech gets down to save comfortably.
26: Palace have hardly been out of their own half. Arsenal have been really patient in possession but when they have upped the pace they have got forward so easily.
24: SHOT! More slick build-up play from Arsenal as it's worked forward quickly and then laid off for Iwobi, whose shot from 25 yards is straight at Hennessey.
GOAL! ARSENAL 4-0 CRYSTAL PALACE (Lacazette 22)
What a goal. The best of the lot without a doubt.
Ozil has been pulling the strings for the Gunners and he's heavily involved as he plays a one-two with Wilshere, gets it back inside the box and cleverly backheels for Lacazette, who rifles a shot into the bottom corner.
How many more are Arsenal going to score?!
ARSENAL 3-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
20: Palace not offering much of a response to the triple salvo from Arsenal. Fosu-Mensah has just blazed a shot over from the right side of the box, but haven't seen much of Zaha, Benteke or Sako.
18: Can't imagine Monreal will have had many better 15-minute spells. Two assists and a goal for the defender, who is making his first appearance since December.
15: Probably fair to say I'm not the only one who didn't see this coming. Palace have not been in the game.
GOAL! ARSENAL 3-0 CRYSTAL PALACE (Koscielny 13)
WHO NEEDS SANCHEZ?!
What a sensational start from Arsenal.
It's another goal from a corner on the right. With Monreal again meeting it at the back post and tapping across the face of goal for Koscielny to tap in from close range.
ARSENAL 2-0 CRYSTAL PALACE
12: Arsenal continue to threaten as they slice through Palace. Bellerin skips away from a tackle and then plays through for Lacazette, who reaches on the stretch but sees the ball deflect behind off Hennessey.
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GOAL! ARSENAL 2-0 CRYSTAL PALACE (Iwobi 10)
Aren't Arsenal supposed to be in some sort of mini-crisis?
They have been rampant in the last five minutes and double their lead as Monreal gets into space down the left and puts in a low cross that Iwobi finishes from eight yards out.
Palace are all over the place defensively.
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