For years on end, Arsenal fans have been crying out for a fresh face in the Emirates dugout as they felt the club had grown stale. However, none of them expected Unai Emery’s reign would have started in such ferocious fashion.
On Thursday night, Arsenal made it 11 wins out 11 with a 1-0 victory at Sporting Lisbon. This is the club’s best run in 11 years, with their all-time record being 14 consecutive wins. On Sunday, they face perhaps their most difficult challenge yet, a trip to Selhurst Park.
Here’s why Arsenal need to keep their run going against Crystal Palace.
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The Eagles have always been difficult opposition for the Gunners, regularly giving them a good game both home and away. Since 2016, the Gunners have only won at Selhurst Park once. Most notably, Gunners fans will remember an embarrassing 3-0 defeat in South London early last year. This was one of the results that put one of the last final nails in Arsène Wenger’s coffin.
Last season, the Gunners only won four league games on the road, this season they’ve already won three away games. A win at Selhurst Park would be a massive statement from the Spanish manager, proving to the world that this truly is a new era.