PALACE’S FIRST MATCH WITHOUT VIERIA
Crystal Palace relieved Patrick Vieira of his duties two days ago after a 12-game winless run in 2023.
Under-21s coach Paddy McCarthy has a tough task in his first game in charge of the senior team: try to galvanize this side at the Emirates.
Arsenal have been victims of the ‘new manager bounce’ effect when Everton nabbed a point off of of them after bringing in Sean Dyche, and Palace will yearn for the same, as they are entrenched in 12th place in the table and only three points clear of the drop zone.
Crystal Palace will need to be prepared to defend well today, with the side managing just one clean sheet in 22 away league games against Arsenal (49 goals conceded), a goalless draw in January 2021.
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