Here are the possible sides as Crystal Palace host Arsenal this weekend.
To be played on Saturday 21st February 2015 at 15:00. Venue: Selhurst Park, London
Odds: C. Palace 19/5, Draw 11/4, Arsenal 17/20
Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew will be looking for his side to build on their recent run of good form when they take on Arsenal this weekend.
Palace go into the game off the back of a 1-1 draw against his old club Newcastle in the league and a defeat against Liverpool in the FA Cup, as the team look to push for the top half of the Premier League table.
Palace have suffered just two defeats in all competitions since they were well beaten by high flying Southampton on Boxing Day last year.
Arsenal will be looking for a more comfortable performance than the Gunners managed in their last league game against Leicester City.
Arsene Wenger will be hopeful that his team can take the sting out of a difficult atmosphere, keep the ball well and control the game.
Arsenal are in the hunt for a Champions League place looking ahead to next season and they could be in the top four by the end of the weekend if they win and other results go their way.
It will be interesting to see if Wenger decides to make many changes to his line-up after the team played so well in the FA Cup win over Middlesbrough last weekend.
- Julian Speroni
- Scott Dann
- Damien Delaney
- Brede Hangeland
- Martin Kelly
- Joe Ledley
- James McArthur
- Jason Puncheon
- Wilfried Zaha
- Marouane Chamakh
- Dwight Gayle
“Our home form has to improve. The fans’ backing we have is really phenomenal and we can’t underestimate what that can do for us.”
- David Ospina
- Calum Chambers
- Kieran Gibbs
- Laurent Koscielny
- Per Mertesacker
- Santiago Cazorla
- Mathieu Flamini
- Mesut Özil
- Olivier Giroud
- Alexis Sánchez
- Danny Welbeck
“Giroud is today a different player to the guy that arrived here. He understands what top level football demands – he works with a great concentration.”
Yaya Sanogo ★★★ out Ineligible
Jerome Thomas ★★★ out Knock
Mikel Arteta ★★★ out Ankle
Mathieu Debuchy ★★★ out Shoulder
Vassiriki Abou Diaby ★★★ out Calf
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ★★★ out Groin
Aaron Ramsey ★★★ out Hamstring