22/09/2020

Arsenal have the perfect opportunity to continue the momentum built by Mikel Arteta when they face Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Palace are in the midst of an injury crisis with around 12 players sidelined for the game at the Selhurst Park, which is live on talkSPORT.
The Gunners are starting to find their form under new boss Arteta with back-to-back wins in the Premier League and FA Cup as well as consecutive clean sheets.
Mikel Arteta is looking for a third consecutive win
Their meeting earlier this season ended in a 2-2 draw despite Arsenal taking a 2-0 lead in the first ten minutes.
It has been two years since the north London club has had a Premier League win over Palace, which was a 4-1 win at the Emirates in January 2018.
One of the main threats Artetas side will have to combat is Wilfried Zaha, who was linked to them in the summer.
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The manager said: (It is) One of the things to be aware of, 100 per cent.
We know Wilf and the type of talent he is. When he gets isolated in one-on-one situations, we know what he can do. Of course it will be part of the gameplan.
I think hes a terrific player and I think the impact hes had in the Premier League in the last few years has been phenomenal. His ability to create chances on his own is unique.
Arteta is also expecting a hard-fought encounter with Roy Hodgsons side.
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He added: Every time I player there as a player, I suffered, it was tough.
It was a very competitive stadium. Hes a manager with incredible experience and what hes doing there again is very impressive and it will be tough.
Arsenal made changes for the FA Cup win over Leeds with Reiss Nelson, Rob Holding and Emiliano Martinez all getting rare starts.
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bernd Leno are likely to come back into the starting line-up while Ainsley Maitland-Niles is expected to return to the team with Sokratis moved back to centre back.
Here is how the Gunners could line-up for the match.
How Arsenal could line-up against Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace will be without defender Mamadou Sakho, Joel Ward, Scott Dann and Patrick Van Aanholt while Andros Townsend and Jeffrey Schlupp are also out.
Max Meyer, Jairo Riedewald were doubtful for the clash at Selhurst Park but there was positive news from Roy Hodgson.
Wilfried Zaha was also a doubt but will play while Luka Milivojevic is suspended after being sent off against Derby in the FA Cup.
In his pre-match press conference, Hodgson said: Wilf played through the Norwich game with injury, but he has recovered. Max (Meyer) and Jairo (Riedewald) had knocks, or fatigue, but both trained yesterday and they are available for the game.
Here is how Hodgson’s side could line-up for the match with Arsenal.
How Crystal Palace could line-up against Arsenal
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