Confirmed: C. Palace v Arsenal lineups

Selhurst Park

Here is how Crystal Palace and Arsenal will line up for this afternoon’s match:

Crystal Palace welcome Arsenal to Selhurst Park this weekend with Alan Pardew’s side very much on the up since the former Newcastle United boss arrived.

The Eagles are 13th in the Premier League and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will not be taking them lightly.

The Gunners are fifth and will be eyeing a return to the top-four at Southampton’s expense, but Palace have lost just one of their last seven league matches and they have the players to cause Arsenal plenty of trouble.

That said, Wenger’s side are unbeaten in their last 11 trips to Selhurst Park so it is clearly a ground that has been good to them in the recent past.

Palace have some players with plenty to prove against Arsenal, not least Wilfried Zaha, who never got the chance to show what he could do against top sides while at Manchester United but has the perfect opportunity this afternoon.

C. Palace lineup

Starting:

  • Julian Speroni
  • Scott Dann
  • Damien Delaney
  • Pape Souaré
  • Joel Ward
  • Joe Ledley
  • Jordon Mutch
  • Jason Puncheon
  • Wilfried Zaha
  • Fraizer Campbell
  • Dwight Gayle

Substitutes: Wayne Hennessey, Brede Hangeland, Martin Kelly, Yannick Bolasie, Mile Jedinak, Glenn Murray, Shola Ameobi.

Arsenal lineup

Starting:

  • David Ospina
  • Calum Chambers
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Per Mertesacker
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Santiago Cazorla
  • Francis Coquelin
  • Mesut Özil
  • Olivier Giroud
  • Alexis Sánchez
  • Danny Welbeck

Substitutes: Wojciech Szczesny, Gabriel Paulista, Kieran Gibbs, Héctor Bellerín, Tomas Rosicky, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott.

C. Palace injury news

Yaya Sanogo out - Ineligible

Jerome Thomas out - Knock

Arsenal injury news

Mikel Arteta out - Ankle

Mathieu Debuchy out - Shoulder

Vassiriki Abou Diaby out - Calf

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain out - Groin

Aaron Ramsey out - Hamstring

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