Premier League In Focus – Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Preview

When? Saturday 20th January, 15:00 (UK)

Where? Emirates Stadium

What channel is it on? Arsenal vs Crystal Palace will not be televised live in the UK

Are tickets still available?

Arsenal - https://www.eticketing.co.uk/arsenal/

Crystal Palace – SOLD OUT

Where can I stream the match? N/A

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last five meetings: Arsenal W3, Crystal Palace W1, D1
Premier League meetings: Arsenal W12, Crystal Palace W2, D3
All-time meetings: Arsenal W27, Crystal Palace W4, D11

ARSENAL

Predicted line-up: Cech; Chambers, Mustafi, Holding; Bellerin, Xhaka, Wilshere, Maitland-Niles; Iwobi, Welbeck; Lacazette

Unavailable: Cazorla (Injured), Giroud (Injured), Monreal (Injured), Kolasinac (Injured), Sanchez (Out of favour), Walcott (Out of favour)

Doubtful: Koscielny (Injured), Ozil (Injured)

CRYSTAL PALACE

Predicted line-up: Hennessey; Fosu-Mensah, Kelly, Tomkins, Van Aanholt; McArthur, Milivojevic, Riedewald, Sako; Zaha; Benteke

Unavailable: Wickham (Injured), Sakho (Injured), Dann (Injured), Schlupp (Injured), Townsend (Injured), Puncheon (Injured), Ward (Injured)

Doubtful: Loftus-Cheek (Injured)

PREDICTION
Arsenal are in a state of flux at present as their hopes of returning to the Champions League next season seem to be diminishing by the week. Saturday sees them play host to Crystal Palace who will be looking to make it three consecutive Premier League wins. The Emirates is known for being a toxic atmosphere when results don’t go the way of the home side, and failure to win this weekend will only show more evidence of that. London derbies have a habit of upsetting the form guide and Palace will fancy their chances of causing something of an upset.

MEMORABLE MEETING
There was no love lost on Valentines Day in 2005 as Arsenal recorded an emphatic win over Crystal Palace at Highbury. The Gunners were in scintillating form as they turned in a five-star performance against their cross-town rivals. Arsene Wenger’s men went into the break 3-0 up and eventually strolled to a 5-1 win with Thierry Henry scoring a brace of goals that evening.