LIVE Football News: Arsenal-Crystal Palace Plus Champions League Previews

The Sportsman brings you all of the day's biggest news
09:34, 18 Oct 2021
Last Updated: 21:55, 18 Oct 2021

Happy Monday, everyone!

It was a fascinating Premier League weekend, and it's not over yet. Arsenal host Crystal Palace on Monday night, with Patrick Vieira returning to north London as Eagles boss.

Of course there is also Champions League football ahead of us this week, and the press conferences and big previews start today.

So stick with The Sportsman all day as we break EVERYTHING down and bring you all the latest football news.

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FULL TIME

It finishes Arsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace, leaving the Gunners in 12th and Palace in 14th.

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GOALLLL!!! Arsenal 2-2 Palace

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GOAL!!! Arsenal 1-2 Crystal Palace

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GOAL! Arsenal 1-1 Crystal Palace

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Half Time Change For Arsenal

Lokonga replaces Saka, who looked like he took quite the knock from James McArthur just before the break.

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HALF-TIME: Arsenal 1-0 Crystal Palace
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GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Crystal Palace

With less than 10 minutes gone in the game, Arsenal are in front and it's that man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with the goal. The striker reacted brilliantly to fire in from close-range and Vicente Guaita parried Nicolas Pepe's effort.

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We're underway...

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace meet at the Emirates to end Gameweek 8.

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Klopp full of praise for LFC squad
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Neville & Carra dissect Man Utd
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Hearts have a new temporary sponsor
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No Zaha for Crystal Palace
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Arsenal starting XI to face Crystal Palace
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Foden set for new contract at City
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Pavard defends his selection for France & Bayern

Speaking to Goal, Bayern full-back Benjamin Pavard defended his national team selection in their Nations League final. 

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The St James' Park Hero

Newcastle United fan Dr Tom Prichard helped saved the life of a fellow supporter this weekend, and being thanked by the crowd was one of the best moments of his life.

"It all happened so quickly," Dr Tom told BBC Breakfast.

"I was sat in the Gallowgate End and I could see that there was something going on. Fans were calling over stewards and first-aiders and there was a lady doing CPR on someone. 

"As an A&E doctor I went to offer a hand to see how I could help."

"It wasn't just me. I had another doctor friend helping me out. St John's were brilliant, the Newcastle club doctor was there helping, so it really wasn't just me."

"But what I will say is when I was walking back to my seat and 10,000 fans were chanting 'hero' at me, that was one of the best moments of my life."

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Take a bow...
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Zidane wouldn't say no..

The #OleOut rumour mill is turning once again and this time it's former Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, who has been linked with the Old Trafford hot seat. It's being reported that he wouldn't turn down the role if it became available... 

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So good...

Henry was so good, he was a unanimous selection in The Sportsman's All-Time Greatest Premier League XI.

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OTD in 2005: Thierry Henry's milestone

It was on this day 16 years ago that Thierry Henry succeeded Ian Wright as Arsenal's all-time leading goalscorer.

He was a bit good, you know.

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Barden diagnosed with testicular cancer

Awful news coming out of Norwich. Everyone's behind you, Dan.

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No deal just yet...

Ansu Fati and his agent, Jorge Mendes, have reportedly rejected a new deal from Barcelona that included a €1billion buyout clause. 

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UFC Star Kicked Out Of Vicarage Road
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UFC star and Liverpool fan Paddy Pimblett was ejected from Vicarage Road this weekend by stewards after celebrating when Liverpool scored. He was sat in the home end after receiving tickets from Hornets keeper Ben Foster, but that didn't help him out. He then took to social media to say he hopes the London side get relegated...

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Happy Birthday Robbie Savage!

🎈Happy Birthday to @RobbieSavage8!

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Neil Warnock's Forrest Gump Impression
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The weekend's real hero

Dr David Prichard was the hero of the sporting weekend, with his actions helping to stabilise the poor Newcastle United fan who suffered a medical emergency during the match against Tottenham Hotspur at St James' Park.

Thank you, Doc.

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OTD in 2020: LANZINIIIIIII

On this day in 2020: Manuel Lanzini completes one of the most remarkable comebacks in recent times as he leathers the ball in off the angle of post and bar to make it 3-3 away at London rivals, Spurs. 

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Vieira back at Arsenal

First up, why not give Conor Keane's piece on Patrick Vieira a read? Our man wonders whether the Frenchman's early progress at Palace might help to one day lead him to the Arsenal job.

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