Arsenal welcomes Crystal Palace to the Emirates Stadium on Apr. 17 at 11 a.m. EST knowing they have to win to hold onto their Champions League place, while holding the faintest of hopes that they can still win the Premier League. Click to watch the live stream!
It’s a rip-roaring London derby as Arsenal lock horns with Crystal Palace on Apr. 17 at their Emirates Stadium. With Manchester City and Manchester United breathing down their necks for automatic Champions League qualification, Arsenal needs the win. Mathematically they’re not out of the Premier League title race, but they do need Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur to slip up. Watch the live stream by clicking down!
Arsenal’s faint title hopes suffered a huge blow last time out when they were pegged back by West Ham in a thrilling 3-3 draw after leading 2-0. Their achilles heel has been their defense, so manager Arsene Wenger will have to organize his charges much better.
Crystal Palace couldn’t get the win they needed playing against a 10-man Everton team at Selhurst Park on Apr. 13. Their poor form in 2016, which has seen the south London team win only 1 match this year, has seen them creep precariously towards the relegation zone into 16th spot. So they can’t afford a slip-up.
However, they have an FA Cup semi-final match-up on Apr. 24, so with one eye on that game some Palace players might not want to put too much effort in if they want to stay fit for the bigger prize.
With Arsenal clinging onto the faintest hopes of a title collapse from Leicester City and Spurs, although it’s highly unlikely now, they need to keep winning. With the Eagles having one eye on the FA Cup semi-final the week after this game, they could be distracted and take a heavy beating.
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