If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Mikel Arteta's Arsenal charges have recorded consecutive home wins, both accompanied by clean sheets, and there's plenty of reason for optimism at Emirates Stadium.
Nevertheless, the Gunners have only won five of their last 20 matches across all competitions and there's still a long way to go. How do we expect time to line up against Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace?
🔴 Predicted Arsenal team
🧮 Starting XI
Leno; Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac; Torreira, Xhaka; Pépé, Özil, Aubameyang; Lacazette
If this starting XI is named, it will be the identical side that took the pitch in Arsenal's 2-0 win over Manchester United on January 1st.
Martínez, Holding, Guendouzi, Ceballos, Nelson, Saka, Martinelli
Brazilian livewire striker Gabriel Martinelli made his comeback from injury with a cameo subs role against Leeds United, and he'll be ready to go if Arteta needs an impact from him again. Reiss Nelson, scorer of the only goal against Leeds, will have to be happy with a place on the bench too. Bukayo Saka and Dani Ceballos complete the attacking midfield options at Arsenal's disposal.
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