Arsenal succumbed to a wretched 3-0 defeat against Crystal Palace. The loss leaves the Gunners level on points with Tottenham Hotspur in 4th, with the Lilywhites having played a game more, but with a superior goal difference and a vital North London derby on the horizon. Nothing seemed to click for Arsenal on Monday night, but why? Was it a hangover from the international break?
There have been a number of disjointed performances after players have returned from national team duty. It has been pinpointed on this platform that this might be a potential obstacle for Arsenal. What in particular from this game did we learn? Here are three key takeaways from the match. Read more