View from the Enemy – Palace captain calls on fans to help beat Arsenal

The Crystal Palace captain Scott Dann was injured in last weeks unbelievable win over Chelsea, but his team are still only three points clear of the relegation places and need to fight for every point from now to the end of the season.

Dann has seen his team win their last two home games against Watford and Middlesbrough, and also beat West Brom and Chelsea away before the loss to the Saints in midweek, and Dann believes the fans can help cheer them on to another win against the Gunners tomorrow. He said on the official Palace website: “…We always go up against the top clubs as underdogs but that gives you a little bit more determination and shock everyone like we did against Chelsea.

“It was disappointing to follow up that magnificent result with a loss at Southampton. The momentum was really good going into the game, and while there are no excuses in terms of why we lost, a lot went into the Chelsea game both mentally and physically and the match last week came so soon after that. We just have to make sure that it’s a one-off; we’ve shown that we can put a run together and if we knuckle down then we can go on another run, starting against Arsenal.

“It’s going to be a tough end to the season as we’re not quite where we want to be in the league, but there are still eight games to go and we need some big performances and results between now and the end of the season. Whoever those come against or where, it doesn’t really matter as long as we get them as quickly as possible.

“As players, we have noticed the extra effort that the fans have been putting into their support at home recently, and we would like to thank you for it. Everyone in the dressing room knows as soon as they come to the club what Crystal Palace means to the fans, and I think in the last few home games we’ve really needed you on our side to help us get the results.

“We all need to stand up and be counted, and as much as the lads have to perform on the pitch, it doesn’t half help when we have that kind of support behind us every week. Hopefully you can once again back us from the stands and help push the boys towards another huge result.”

This game is absolutely crucial to Arsenal to get our confidence back to end the season on a high note. I dread to think what will be the reaction if we lose this one, but I also know that this game won’t be a simple pushover. Palace are in form and in confident mood, but we simply MUST beat them, no matter what!



  1. Goonerboy says:

    This game is far from being an easy one..Palace recently beat Chelsea at home, and we don’t always find it easy playing Palace before…

    I think it will be good to start Giroud in this one…we need all our goal scores on the pitch…

  2. ArseOverTit says:

    “End the season on a high note” ???

  3. Walter Clunk. says:

    And so it comes to this every April.
    Butchered in the ECL 1st knock out tie
    20 points off the EPL lead in fact out of
    contention after the opening day loss.
    Arsenal has spent a thousand million pound on buying players
    and salaries these last ten years but in that time
    the club has never actually come close to winning the title.
    After months of mediocrity the manager guides the team to 4th place glory
    automatically activating his 2 year contract extension clause. 🙁

  4. Govinda says:

    Would it not be better for Arsenal to miss out on CL football? Even if Wenger stays, which is likely, it would make the club understand the gap is growing with the top clubs. It might even motivate them to up the offer for Sanchez.

    I for one am nutral on 4th or worse if Wenger stays.

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