Arsenal failed to solidify their place in the top four of the Premier League as Crystal Palace defeated them 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners went behind after Christian Benteke opened the scoring before Mesut Ozil equalised in fine fashion after the interval.
After some poor defending from Shkodran Mustafi, Wilfried Zaha put the Eagles back in front. James McArthur proceeded to make it 3-1 to the visitors.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pulled a goal back for Arsenal but their late efforts were insufficient.
Take a look at four findings from the defeat in North London.
Arsenal had a golden chance to move up to third place following Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 defeat at Manchester City. However, in a winnable match, the Gunners missed their opportunity.
Mustafi horror show
Shkodran Mustafi had a nightmare again. He was nervy, positionally poor and let Wilfried Zaha run him ragged.
Ozil shows glimpses of class
Mesut Ozil scored Arsenal’s opening goal in the match and showed glimpses of quality throughout. If he can rediscover his best form, he is always an asset to this Gunners side.
After an excellent showing at Napoli on Thursday night, Arsenal were poor. They didn’t replicate the level of intensity and looked off the pace against Palace. Unai Emery’s men need to develop a level of consistency.