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Mikel Arteta described the Crystal Palace clash as the most important match of his managerial career, noting the bruising Europa League exit to Sporting just three days ago.
Arsenal are still sweating on the fitness of key defender William Saliba who was just one player to leave the Emirates Stadium limping after an emotionally and physically draining match.
It left the Gunners with little time to prepare for Sunday’s clash with Palace, which Arteta describes as one of 11 ‘finals’ in their Premier League title tilt. And the Spaniard agreed he faces a monumental task to re-energise his team’s bodies and minds in the short turnaround.
Asked where the match ranks, he said: ‘It’s the most important one.
‘I’s the only game we have before the (international) break now. And we will do what we have to do. If we do, we will be in a really strong position.
Mikel Arteta says Arsenal's game v Crystal Palace is his most important as a