In the eighth minute, Vicente Guaita’s save from Nicolas Pépé’s curling strike saw the ball fall to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who turned the ball in to score against the ‘Eagles’ for the fourth game out of seven against them. The visitors improved around halfway into the first period but didn’t initially show the required quality to capitalise on that, with Odsonne Édouard unable to keep his effort down after Tyrick Mitchell had won the ball high up the pitch.
Aaron Ramsdale then produced a brilliant stop to deny Conor Gallagher’s strike with the half’s final kick. Buoyed by the confidence from scoring in both of his games for Ghana during the international break, Thomas Partey let off a strike that curled agonisingly close moments after the break. That same confidence proved his downfall in the 50th minute, as he sloppily gave the ball away under pressure from Jordan Ayew, which allowed Christian Benteke to get through and finish.
Lacazette’s introduction in the 67th minute lifted an Arsenal side that had gone within itself, but Guaita did well to prevent the Frenchman putting the hosts ahead. Within seconds of that stop, Palace had countered up the other end with their own substitute Michael Olise playing an integral role in getting the ball to Édouard, who struck the ball in off the underside of the crossbar.
Arsenal did all they could to get back into the game as Palace dropped back, and Lacazette pounced on the loose ball in the 95th minute to extend Arsenal’s unbeaten run to six games. Meanwhile, the ‘Eagles’ have now recorded three consecutive draws.