Arsenal XI vs Palace: line-up, confirmed team news, injuries

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The biggest question mark with Unai Emery’s Arsenal team to play Crystal Palace this afternoon is whether the Spaniard shuffles his back four.

So far Hector Bellerin, Kieran Tierney and Rob Holding have been denied Premier League starts and, after playing 90 minutes on Thursday in the Europa League, you suspect that would continue.

Further forward, the pairing of Granit Xhaka and Matteo Guendouzi should be restored in midfield.

Dani Ceballos, who played 45 minutes against Vitoria, is likely to play in the No10 role.

The biggest boost will be the return of Alexandre Lacazette. He came through 70 minutes on Thursday and will hope to start against Crystal Palace.

After being completely rested for Vitoria, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will return and – fresh from two goals – Nicolas Pepe should start against the Eagles too.

Possible Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Leno; Chambers, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac; Xhaka, Guendouzi; Pepe, Ceballos, Aubameyang; Lacazette.

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