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Hodgson assesses Arsenal's firepower ahead of today's clash

26 October 2019

Roy Hodgson discussed Unai Emery's attacking options today at Copers Cope, and the threat the Gunners pose to Palace.

Hodgson said: "They’ve had a good start to the season, they are very, very dangerous with their front players. They’ve bought in a very expensive signing and they’ve promoted a couple of their own players from the U23 side. And of course [Alexandre] Lacazette is fit again.

"We realise we are going to face a team with enormous firepower and a team that run a lot and team that are very good with the ball.

"It’s our second game in a week in which we will probably have to accept that possession will be hard to get and there will be long periods of the game where we are going to have to run and contain the opponents without seeing much of the ball.

"We need need to be very mindful that when we do get the ball back we've got to use it very wisely and ask them some questions."

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