Iwobi shines as Arsenal crush Palace

Arsenal 4 Crystal Palace 1: Early blitz means Sanchez is hardly missed

Arsenal sees off Palace without Sanchez as United closes on City

Wenger's side head into Saturday's clash with Crystal Palace in crisis with their star forward Alexis Sanchez preparing to join Manchester United.

For the second straight game, Arsene Wenger left Sanchez out of his matchday squad and the Frenchman seems poised for a pursuit of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as a replacement after Borussia Dortmund confirmed the Gunners had made a bid, thought to be in the region of €50m.

Alex Iwobi, stepping in for Sanchez, and Laurent Koscielny struck to put Arsenal three up in 13 minutes before Alexandre Lacazette netted to end his goal drought.

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Real Madrid have won 13 of their last 14 games against Deportivo and odds of (1.02) for a double chance swing in their favour. Ronaldo has looked subdued at times this season, particularly in Spain's top flight, as he has netted just four goals .

Joe Allen opened the scoring in the 53rd minute before Lambert, who replaced the sacked Mark Hughes, saw the Potters double their lead through Mame Biram Diouf.

Luka Milivojevic converted from Christian Benteke's flick-on from the corner to pull one back for Palace in the 78th minute.

Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye was taken off on a stretcher in the closing stages.

City, however, will restore its 12-point lead if, following a 4-3 defeat by Liverpool last week that ended its unbeaten league run, it beats struggling Newcastle in Saturday's late kick-off at the Etihad.

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Palace were in complete disarray and Wenger's men punished more woeful defending to make it three in the 13th minute.

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- Roy Hodgson is now winless in all 11 of his Premier League away London derbies as manager (D3 L8).

Yet even without new reinforcements, Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson said that Arsenal had a team that could punish anyone, regardless of Sanchez's absence.

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