Bolasie celebrates his goal.

Yannick Bolasie has stunned Arsenal with a brilliant goal

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Arsenal could not have outplayed Crystal Palace any more if they'd tried. Yet somehow, some way, they still managed to draw against Alan Pardew's team.

The Gunners registered more than 20 attempts on goal during the 90 minutes at the Emirates Stadium having gone 1-0 up in the first half thanks to an effort from Alexis Sanchez - but were crucially unable to kill the game off with a second goal.

Indeed, Arsene Wenger's men seemed to be sleepwalking towards the final whistle when Yannick Bolasie woke them up with a thunderbolt from distance.

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The Congolese winger bagged his fifth strike of the season in some style, dribbling down the wing before stunning Petr Cech with a powerful low shot at the goalkeeper's near post. The Emirates fell into a stunned silence and, in fact, by the end it was the away side who looked more likely to score.

You can check out the video of Bolasie's super strike at the bottom of this article. 

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The two dropped points against Palace, who have only won one league game in all of 2016, means that the Gunners will have to stop thinking about any slim chance of a late title push and start focusing on securing a top four finish.

The race is certainly hotting up around them. Victories for both Manchester clubs mean that just four points separate City and Arsenal in third and fourth, from Manchester United in fifth.

The result also means Wenger's men fall further back from rivals Tottenham, who occupy second place in the league and take on Stoke tomorrow.

Understandably there were boos at the full-time whistle around the Emirates, as the north London club's fans reflect on another underwhelming campaign. 

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