Crystal Palace vs Arsenal 1-3 – Highlights Download 19 May 2021 Premier League
It has been another season of frustration in north London – but whereas Mikel Arteta could assuage last year’s shortcomings with a FA Cup final triumph, now their path to continental football next term looks perilously narrow.
For his final game in charge at Selhurst Park, Hodgson has made two changes, with Vicente Guaita and James Tomkins back into the side – the latter in the place of Eberechi Eze, who looks set to be out until 2022 with an Achilles injury.
The former England manager has stabilised the Eagles as a regular fixture in the top-flight – and his side would surely love to send him off with a flourish. Can they spoil Arsenal’s plans to deliver a shot to their slim hopes? Or will the Gunners poop the farewell party?
But as much as the Gunners might like to make it their night, the news that Roy Hodgson will step down in charge of his boyhood club at the end of the campaign makes this a different kind of night to welcome supporters back through the gates.