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Arsenal vs Crystal Palace predictions: Premier League preview & line-ups

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Arsenal to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 is 13/2 with Paddy Power

The Gunners are on a wretched run of form, while Crystal Palace are enjoying some of their best football of the season.

However, Arsenal’s home record suggests they should win this one.

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Who will win?

Arsenal are strong favourites to win at 1/2.

Crystal Palace are 5/1 with Paddy Power to win.

Draw at half-time and Crystal Palace to win is 11/1.

Bakary Sako to score the first goal, as he did against Burnley last week, is 9/1 to claim the first goal.

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Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Premier League preview

Arsenal host Crystal Palace at the Emirates on Saturday.

The Gunners are without a win in any of their last five matches in all competitions, and head into the match on the back of last weekend’s shock 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth.

Hector Bellerin opened the scoring for Arsene Wenger’s side before the Cherries struck back to turn the match on its head.

The defeat leaves Arsenal in 6th place, eight points adrift of the top four places.

The Eagles are soaring!

Crystal Palace pulled off a surprise 1-0 win over Burnley last time out. Bakary Sako scored the only goal of the game as the Eagles climbed up to 12th.

Arsenal won the reverse fixture 3-2 at Selhurst Park in December. Alexis Sanchez scored a brace after Shkodran Mustafi opened the scoring for the Gunners. Andy Townsend and James Tomkins netted for the Eagles.

Brighton are the only team to score fewer goals on the road than Palace’s tally of 6.

Meanwhile, of the teams to have played 11 home matches this season, Arsenal have taken the second most points.

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Arsenal team news vs Crystal Palace

The Gunners will be without the services of the departed Theo Walcott (Everton), Francis Coquelin (Valencia) and Alexis Sanchez (Man United?).

With Sanchez off to Old Trafford, Wenger will be keen to get deals over the line for Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – although Saturday’s game would likely come too soon for the duo if they are signed.

In his pre-match press conference, Arsene Wenger said Alexis Sanchez could play, that still seems unlikely.

Olivier Giroud remains sidelined through injury. Alexandre Lacazette will start up front and will be under pressure to end his goal droubt.

Nacho Monreal and Laurent Koscielny could return from ankle and Achilles injuries respectively.

Mesut Ozil is expected to be available again following a knee injury, while Santi Cazorla is a long-term doubt.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles seems to have become Wenger’s first-choice left wingback, ahead of Sead Kolasinac.

Crystal Palace team news vs Arsenal

An ankle injury rules Andros Townsend out, while Connor Wickham and Mamadou Sakho are still a few weeks away from returning.

Joel Ward is likely to miss out again, but Ruben Loftus-Cheek could recover from a minor knock.

Jason Puncheon, Scott Dann, and Jeffrey Schlupp are all long-term absentees.

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Arsenal predicted line-up vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Arsenal XI vs Crystal Palace

Predicted Arsenal XI vs Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace predicted line-up vs Arsenal

Predicted Crystal Palace XI vs Arsenal

Predicted Crystal Palace XI vs Arsenal

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