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Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Lineup, Head to Head and Injury Update

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Bukayo Saka finally reveals his discussion with Smith Rowe before their victory over Tottenham

Arsenal welcome Palace to Emirates on Monday’s EPL fixture after winning four of their previous five games in all competitions, and with a goalless draw against Brighton and Hove Albion in their previous league fixture before the international break.

The Seagulls had the better of the opportunities at the Amex, with Shane Duffy going close, but they couldn’t get past the in-form Aaron Ramsdale, who is swiftly establishing himself as a crucial player for Mikel Arteta’s side.

While Crystal Palace have only won one of their first seven league games, there have been encouraging signs in recent weeks, most notably during their exciting draw with Leicester City last time out.

Date and Venue:

On Monday 18th October, Arsenal hosts Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium with a visiting manager Patrick Vieira facing his Former team.

Injury List:

Granit Xhaka suffered a severe knee injury in last month’s derby triumph over Tottenham Hotspur and has been ruled out for the next three months, but Arteta says the midfielder is progressing nicely.

Gabriel Martinelli allegedly played in a friendly win over Queens Park Rangers over the international break, but the out-of-favour forward is doubtful for this match due to a small ailment.

Head-to-Head

Arsenal have only won one of their six Premier League games against Crystal Palace (four draws and one loss), however that was back in May. (3-1 at Selhurst Park).

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Crystal Palace have won all three of their Premier League away meetings against Arsenal (one win, two draws). In their previous 16 league visits to Highbury/Emirates Stadium, the Eagles had only managed to escape defeat three times (one win, two draws, 13 lost).

Arsenal have won their last seven Premier League home games on Mondays, scoring 15 goals and conceding twice in the process.

Predicted Lineup:

Arteta could choose the same team that drew 0-0 with Brighton before the international break, although the midfield could be changed.

Given that Arsenal are playing at home, the Spaniard may opt for a 4-3-3 formation, with Emile Smith Rowe, Martin Odegaard, and Thomas Partey forming an offensive midfield trio.

Arsenal Predicted XI:

Goalkeeper: Ramsdale

Defenders: White, Gabriel, Tierney, Tomiyasu

Midfielders: Smith Rowe, Odegaard, Partey

Forwarders: Saka, Pepe, Aubamayeng

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