Important match. Arsenal could have gone into the top half of the table and continued the winning run. And Palace could have gone above Arsenal with a win. But where was the spark from Arsenal? Out with a muscle strain.…

Brighton won the last two against Arsenal 2-1, the last of which was ill tempered, which did for Matteo Guendouzi’s Gunner’s career. Brighton look good and play well – but don’t score that many and are draw specialists. They hadn’t…

Another reminder where substantial investment combined with solid management gets you, Mr Kroenke. But the carbon kings were somewhat lucky here even though their quality was better. They can be a sly and dirty side and Fernandinho could have seen red…

Something to build on. Nevertheless, something bloodless about this – particularly in the first half. Theo Walcott may have put his finger on it when he said he could sense Arsenal’s fear – evident when they retreated to a low…

Mourinho and Arteta started their respective latest club careers within a month of each other. There was speculation the Portuguese would come to Arsenal – a post-modern George Graham for the 2020s. Experience v promise. But like the iceberg effect,…