Monday's defeat by the same score on the same ground featured another shambolic display from a defender, Nuno Tavares, but it did not prompt similar

derision given the team's recent buoyancy under Mikel Arteta. Yet that sense of history repeating will be a particular source of frustration for Arteta, who has

focused much of his work since taking charge in December 2019 on eradicating a culture of underperformance that set in under Wenger and reared its head again here.

After a slow start to the game, it was Palace who struck first. Joachim Andersen headed a free-kick back across goal and Mateta scored his fifth of the season from close range.

A spirited Palace side brutally exploited Arsenal's shortcomings in a showing that raises serious questions about the Gunners' durability in the race for a Premier League top-four finish

Arsenal tried to get back into the game as Arteta opted for six attacking players on the pitch for the final 25 minutes, but as Zaha was brought down by Martin Odegaard in the