Arsenal's Champions League hopes took a battering at Selhurst Park, as Crystal Palace had too much firepower for the Gunners.

       Arsenal looked tetchy right from kick-off, with the usually reliable trio of Ramsdale, White, and Gabriel looking on completely different wavelengths.

       The absence of Tierney made matters worse, with Tavares among many Arsenal players who had a game to forget.

A poorly defended free kick saw Palace take the lead, and it was soon doubled by calamitous defending from Gabriel and Tavares to allow Ayew through on goal

       Smith-Rowe and Odegaard both had chances, while Nketiah hit th.e woodwork late. A Zaha penalty fifteen minutes from fulltime put a bow on the result

Tavares was replaced by Xhaka, which made Arsenal more stable on the ball, and Arsenal managed to attack with much more regularity.