• Crystal Palace have won just five points and scored five goals in their previous eight Barclays Premier League meetings with Arsenal.
  • Since their opening day defeat to Aston Villa, Arsenal have won 19 of a possible 21 points in the Barclays Premier League (W6 D1).
  • Crystal Palace have now lost five successive Premier League games. They haven't lost six in a row in league competition since March 2001.
  • Arsenal are unbeaten in 13 competitive away games, winning 11 and drawing twice.
  • Palace have won just 40 points in their 44 Premier League London derbies.
  • As well as scoring four goals in the Premier League this season, Olivier Giroud has four assists - a Premier League high. He only managed three Premier League assists in 2012-13.
  • Two of Arsenal's three Premier League title winning campaigns (1997/98 and 2001/02) have seen them pick up fewer points from their opening eight games of the season than they have this term (19).
  • Despite having been relegated in each of their previous four Premier League seasons, Palace have made their worst start to a PL campaign; picking up just three points.
  • No team has used more different players in the Premier League this season than both Arsenal and Crystal Palace (24).
  • Eight different Arsenal players have netted a goal in the Premier League this season; no side have had more individual goalscorers (Chelsea also have eight).