Chelsea ace Conor Gallagher has already named the Arsenal star Crystal Palace must be wary of

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The second international break of the season is finally drawing to a close.

The Premier League will get back in action this weekend after a two-week hiatus, with Arsenal hosting Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium on Monday night.

Former Invincible Patrick Vieira will return to face his old side in a highly-anticipated clash as the Gunners bid to continue their climb up the league table.

Mikel Arteta’s side endured a torrid start to the season, failing to score a single goal in the opening three matchdays, losing all three in the process.

However, the former Manchester City assistant coach has since steadied the ship, clinching 1-0 victories against Norwich City and Burnley before defeating Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 thanks to a stunning first-half display that saw them take a 3-0 lead in the first 35 minutes.

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The Gunners followed this up with a 0-0 draw against Brighton but Arsenal’s fanbase remains optimistic going into the match against the Eagles, who have looked like a promising side under Vieira’s stewardship.

Chelsea loanee Conor Gallagher has arguably been their best player so far this campaign and the England Under-21 international has previously paid homage to Hale End graduate Emile Smith Rowe, admitting that the silky playmaker dominated the game during an Under-18s fixture a few years back.

“In terms of reputation it would be Wayne Rooney,” Gallagher told Swansea’s official website when asked who the best player he’d faced was back in April 2020.

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“But I remember in the FA Youth Cup Under-18s, Emile Smith Rowe gave me the runaround so that’s a game that sticks out to me.”

Smith Rowe has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the last 12 months.

The 21-year-old has established himself as one of the first names on Arteta’s teamsheet and starred during the aforementioned north London derby win against Spurs, scoring the opener before proving club-captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a delightful assist for the second goal.

Source by Football London

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