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Arsenal have won their last seven Premier League home matches played on a Monday, scoring 15 goals and conceding just twice.
Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira will be the fourth person to play for Arsenal in the Premier League and then manage against them in the competition, after David O’Leary (W3 D2 L9), Tony Adams (L1) and Remi Garde (L1).
Palace are unbeaten in their last three Premier League matches at Arsenal (W1 D2). The Eagles had only avoided defeat in three of their previous 16 visits to Highbury or Emirates Stadium in league competition (W1 D2 L13).
Coming into this weekend’s fixtures, no side have conceded more first-half goals in the Premier League than Arsenal’s six. However, no team have scored fewer first-half goals than Crystal Palace’s one.