Arsenal seek to maintain edge

December 17, 2016
Everton's Seamus Coleman celebrates scoring his side's first goal against Arsenal at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England on Tuesday. Everton won 2-1.
Stoke City's Bruno Martins Indi (left), and Southampton's Dusan Tadic in action during their English Premier League match at the Bet365 Stadium, in Stoke, England, on Wednesday.

Third-place Arsenal retains a one-point edge over Manchester City despite the Gunners' 14-match unbeaten run in the league being ended by a late collapse at Everton on Tuesday. City is concerned heading into tomorrow's game about the severity of a knee injury sustained by midfielder Ilkay Gundogan against Watford.

A seventh defeat in nine league games has left Alan Pardew's future as Palace manager looking even more precarious. Fresh from hosting Manchester United, Palace today welcomes a Chelsea side on a 10-game winning run in the league that has seen the leaders only concede twice.

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