Arsene Wenger has revealed what Arsenal have worked on in training ahead of their match against Crystal Palace.
The Gunners head into Sunday’s game at the Emirates Stadium 13 points behind Premier League leaders Leicester, and six behind Tottenham in the race for the title.
Arsenal have just six games remaining to win an unlikely first top-flight crown since 2004, with the 3-3 draw against West Ham denting their hopes last Saturday.
Andy Carroll scored a first-half hat-trick for the Hammers as Arsenal struggled to cope with the aerial threat of the England striker.
Previewing the upcoming game against Palace, Wenger had the following exchange with a journalist.
Journo: "Arsene, you've had a problem in the air…what have you been working on this week?"
Wenger: "On heading the ball."
— Andrew Allen (@AAllenSport) April 15, 2016
“It is a London derby and now they should be completely safe,” the Frenchman added of Palace. “They are a good team with a lot of offensive potential. They have strong individuals like [Wilfried] Zaha, [Yannick] Bolasie, [Connor] Wickham and [Emmanuel] Adebayor.
“We need to rectify the fact we conceded three at West Ham.
“We need a strong run now. There is pressure but a lot of pressure on the teams around us.
“It is perceived the title is over but I don’t think that completely. We have to fight from now until the end of the season.
Wenger opted to use David Ospina against West Ham, with Petr Cech dropping to the bench.
“I have not decided on the team,” the manager said on Friday. “Petr is our No.1 but Ospina is a fantastic goalkeeper. His numbers are exceptional in the Premier League and I felt Cech was just coming back.”