Arsenal have just been handed a massive boost in our quest to at least improve on last season’s fourth placed finish in the Premier League. Crystal Palace, helped for the last 15 minutes or so by Arsenal’s own Yaya Sanogo, somehow managed to beat a pretty good Man City side.
Palace were hanging on at the end after Yaya Toure had pulled it back to 2-1 and they were running out of steam, which is why Pardew replaced Murray with Sanogo in the loan striker role and our young French striker did well to hold up the ball on a few occasions to stop the relentless pressure. Hopefully he will get more game time now he is back from injury.
The result means Arsenal stay in second place, two points above the reigning champions and one point above their next oponents Man United. So one or both of those rivals will drop points next weekend. A draw at OLd Trafford would be perfect for us.
If the Gunners can keep up our recent form and take all three points from Burnley away, we might even be able to come back after the FA cup semi-final stil in second and with a game in hand.
Thank-you Sanogo and thank-you Crystal Palace.