Palace had been knocked out of the FA Cup on Friday with a 1-0 loss to Wolves. Nevertheless, the aspect did finish a five-match winless run of their final Premier League fixture with a 2-0 win over Sheffield United, and a victory on this London derby could be an enormous enhance for Roy Hodgson’s aspect.
Palace are unbeaten within the final 4 conferences between the groups, however Arteta’s staff look to be the favourites.
The sport kicks off at 8pm GMT this night.
The match shall be proven stay on Sky Sports activities and Sky Sports activities Premier League. Subscribers also can stream the match through the Sky Go app and Sky Sports activities web site.
Arsenal’s Thomas Partey is ready to be on the bench for the sport after recovering from a thigh harm. Fellow summer season signing Gabriel Magalhaes may return to the squad, having been out since earlier than Christmas with Covid-19 however now again to full coaching.
Gabriel Martinelli is unlikely to start out after struggling an ankle harm within the warm-up towards Newcastle. Whereas followers worry he could possibly be out for an extended spell, the membership stated a scan confirmed no critical harm.
Arteta rotated his aspect for the FA Cup tie with Newcastle however may use the identical XI that beat West Brom 4-0 two weeks in the past, giving Alexandre Lacazette one other likelihood to shine and lead the road. The striker has scored seven Premier League objectives this season – greater than twice as many as every other Arsenal participant.
Emile Smith Rowe is prone to be part of him after the teen scored the primary objective towards Newcastle.
As for Palace, Hodgson may see as many as eight gamers lacking out for varied causes.
He nonetheless faces points in defence with Mamadou Sakho, Martin Kelly, Scott Dann and Gary Cahill all out with accidents, giving Cheikhou Kouyate an opportunity to companion James Tomkins on the again.
Having scored 5 objectives in six Premier League appearances towards Arsenal, Luka Milivojevic is ready to start out regardless of not too long ago breaking Covid-19 restrictions.
Eberechi Eze may be within the XI after additionally breaching rules when he went to observe his previous membership QPR play.
Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Mari, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka, Smith Rowe, Aubameyang, Lacazette.
Crystal Palace: Guaita, Ward, Kouyate, Tomkins, Van Aanholt, Townsend, Milivojevic, McArthur, Eze, Zaha, Benteke.