Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Predicted starting XI for the Gunners.

Arsenal will look to extend their three-game winning streak when they host Crystal Palace at the Emirates. After a seven-game run without a win in the Premier League, the Gunners have dispatched the likes of Chelsea, Brighton, and West Brom with relative ease.

Barring a solitary change, Arteta is likely to persist with the same personnel.

Goalkeeper

No surprises here!! Bernd Leno has proven time and again to be a fantastic goalkeeper. He will start in goal for the Gunners.

Defense

Rob Holding and Pablo Mari have done exceptionally well in the absence of Gabriel Magalhaes and David Luiz. Injury to David Luiz and Gabriel’s Covid-19 struggles gave Holding and Mari the chance to stake their claim as the first choice duo at the heart of the defense.

The duo has performed exceptionally well, conceding just a solitary goal in the three games they have played together. Arteta may stick with the same combination for the game against the Eagles.

Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney will partner the duo on the flanks.

Midfield

Granit Xhaka has performed well in the recent games and is unlikely to lose his spot at the center of the pitch. The Swiss enforcer is likely to partner the returning Thomas Partey.

Attack

Arteta has some tough decisions to make in choosing the right attacking personal. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang‘s lack of goals this season has affected Gunners as they struggled to score in games this season. Although the Gabonese hitman was on the scoresheet in the FA Cup game against Newcastle United, the imperious form of Alexandre Lacazette may yet see the Frenchman given a run as the No.9 for this fixture.

Aubameyang may instead start on the flanks alongside Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe. Gabriel Martinelli and Nicolas Pepe will have to settle for a place on the bench.