Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s first start since the opening day of the season saw him bag a second-half brace to send Arsenal back to the top of the Premier League.
Tony Pulis set his Palace side out to frustrate Arsenal and saw his plan pay off in the first-half as the visitors defended well to go in at half-time still level.
But Arsenal notched up a gear in the second-half and Oxlade-Chamberlain marked his return to first-team action two goals and brilliant performance.
Here’s how the game was covered on Twitter…
— Joseph Morgan (@JosephMog) February 2, 2014
Another frustrating 45 minutes for Arsenal. #AFCvCPFC
— Leonidas (@TheArsenal77) February 2, 2014
— Tony Merakli (@Gunnersphere) February 2, 2014
Good passing and movement but Palace defending well. Not allowing an end product.
— Ashley Handelaar (@handelaar101) February 2, 2014
Once, just once, I'd like us not to concede a goal just after HT… #cpfc
— Kelly Arnstein (@kellyarnstein) February 2, 2014
Great finish by the Ox! C'mon Arsenal! #afc
— Matt (@matticus_sprog) February 2, 2014
Exactly the same thing that happened when we played arsenal earlier this season. Conceded straight after half time. So frustrating #cpfc
— Dave Mewes (@dave_mewes) February 2, 2014
Need to learn to spell our keepers name so I can salute him correctly on a regular #AFC
— Mr McSeedorf (@Mr_McScooby) February 2, 2014
We are brilliant defenders but we don't score the goals we really should be scoring! Frustrating! 🙁 #cpfc
— Summer (@Sunshine3323) February 2, 2014
Oh its good to have Ox back! #afc
— Eileen Rogers (@EileenRogers_xo) February 2, 2014
Great stuff from OX. #AFC
— Calvin Sedenu (@CalvinSedenu) February 2, 2014
Rare thing to say this season but Ward has been poor – at fault for both goals #cpfc
— Glenn Ebrey (@glennebrey) February 2, 2014
Well, at least we've played well and the fans have been mad #cpfc
— Dan TB (@DanTurnerBrowne) February 2, 2014