Arsenal face another must-win game today in the race for the Top Four, but it is never easy to play against Crystal Palace, and we know they have produced some great performances away from Selhurst Park this season.
Their coach Roy Hodgson is well aware that it will be a hard game, but he also knows his own players can step up when they want to and will be fighting for the prestigious three points. Hodgson said on the Official Palace website: “Arsenal present, like Man City last weekend, a very difficult problem for you in the sense that they are very, very good and have some very, very good players. They themselves are in excellent form.
“We can be happy with three of our last four away (Premier League) games resulting in victories, that’s tremendous. But it certainly doesn’t lead me to believe it will make things any easier to go to the Emirates and play Arsenal on Sunday.
“All we can do is prepare like we always prepare and to make certain that we go there knowing that we have it in us to get the victory but also how much of an effort, a struggle and fighting we have got to do to bring off that victory.
“(I am) looking forward to the game and congratulations to Arsenal on beating Napoli home and away in two excellent performances and hoping, I suppose, their performance against us won’t be of that high of a level.”
To be honest I don’t think it will be like the game at Napoli because there will be many changes to the starting line-up, and I am still not convinced of our confidence in away League games despite our win at Watford last time out.
I don’t really care if Arsenal are impressive, I just want the three points!