Palace have no intention of selling 'happy' Zaha, says Hodgson

Palace have no intention of selling 'happy' Zaha, says Hodgson

Although in Crystal Palace they face a side who have earned 59% of their points on the road - the best percentage in the league.

Good grief. Palace went on to win 3-2, leaving the Gunners clinging onto their top-four status by goal difference alone.

Wilfried Zaha and James McArthur extended Palace's lead, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled one back.

Zaha put a host of top clubs on alert this week by revealing his ambition to play Champions League football.

'We are playing with a lot of players and they give us the performance; we lost but we could also have lost with other players on the pitch'.

"I want to be here and have the possibility to win something important with Arsenal. Today we're frustrated but tomorrow we have to stand up and prepare for Wednesday's trip to Wolves".

Shkodran Mustafi endured a day to forget, the German producing errors to contribute to all three Palace goals.

A bad afternoon for Mustafi: Five things you need to know...

... "I prefer to speak about the consistency in the season".

"Your defending is going to have to be top-notch right through until the 95-96th minute and then you've got to make certain that when you do get the ball, you've got to hope that your two front players do what our two did today".

"I think Mustafi has been consistent (across the season)".

Now, writing in his column for the Daily Mail, Keown has criticised Emery and his Arsenal players following the defeat.

Arsenal is now tied in points with Chelsea for fourth place in the Premier League and an automatic bid to the Champions League next year.

Palace boss Hodgson hailed his side's impressive victory, admitting Belgium striker Benteke can be boosted by his first goal in nearly a year. The draw half-time/Arsenal full-time double result is [4.9].

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