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Alan Shearer pinpoints new specialism that makes Arsenal side ‘too strong’ for opponents

Arsenal returned to wining ways in the Premier League on Saturday with an emphatic 5-0 win at home to Crystal Palace that demonstrated win of Mike Arteta’s side’s greatest strengths.

Arsenal are bloody good at corners, even before Saturday, no one has scored more so they obviously work on it, they’re very strong because there’s so many things to get a set-piece right, the ball, the run, the desire, all of those things. They’re good at it, very very good at it.”

No team has scored more goals from set-pieces this season than Arsenal, with their tally – not including penalties – currently standing at 12. Victory over Palace moved the Gunners back up to third in the Premier League table and narrow the goal difference deficit behind second-placed Manchester City to just three.

Having gone out of the FA Cup in the third round, Arteta’s side now have a free weekend before continuing their league schedule against Nottingham Forest at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, January 30

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