Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace: Bolasie ensures Gunners squander yet more points

Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace: Bolasie ensures Gunners squander yet more points

Despite their dominance, as well as chances created in the final third, Arsenal squandered yet more points courtesy of Yannick Bolasie’s second-half strike – in a season that is becoming one to forget.

Goals from Alexis Sánchez and Yannick Bolasie ensured that both sides shared the spoils in this London derby – but it was yet another game that Arsenal themselves really should’ve won.

It was a must-win match for Arsenal, make no mistake about that. Considering their inconsistent form saw them drop rather dramatically from the Premier League title race, they needed to keep pace with Manchester City and Tottenham to avoid falling away in quite frustrating fashion – something that has happened all-too-often in previous seasons. From the early exchanges, you would’ve felt it was inevitable that the Gunners would seal the victory too – but Crystal Palace, in spite of their faltering league form since the start of 2016, were always going to pose a threat against their London counterparts.

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