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Arsenal travel to Crystal Palace on Saturday as the Gunners look to bounce back from their disappointment against Borussia Dortmund in midweek and extend their unbeaten run in the Premier League.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 12:45pm BST. Live coverage will be available on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 1 HD.


Crystal Palace have failed to perform in the Premier League so far, winning only one of their last eight games. Their form has cost manager Ian Holloway his job: the manager left the London club by mutual consent with Tony Pulis touted as favourite to take over the vacant spot. Their three points in eight games is the second worst points tally in the league behind Sunderland, who have managed to gather only one point thus far. Keith Millen has taken temporary charge of the team till the appointment of a new manager.

Arsenal are going through a brilliant run in the Premier League, being unbeaten in their last seven matches and will go into the game with a chance to extend their lead at the top of the table. The Gunners suffered a setback in their Champions League tie against Borussia Dortmund, losing the game in the dying minutes to a volley from Robert Lewandowski.

However, their form in the league has been impeccable, as the Gunners showed against Norwich last weekend, when they scored a contender for Premier League goal of the season following intricate touches between Jack Wilshere and Olivier Giroud. A win here will take the Gunners to 22 points, five ahead of both Liverpool and Chelsea, who play later. This is a must win game for the Gunners, who face tough tests against Liverpool and Manchester United in the coming weeks.

What the Managers Say

Keith Millen: "He [Tony Pulis] knows how to win football matches in the Premier League. He reminds me of Sam Allardyce. He knows which teams to put out to win and not necessarily with the best group of players in the league."

Arsene Wenger: "For me, he[Ian Holloway] has exceptional talent to manage a football team. He is a football man, has something special, but you feel there is a strength in there that can take people on board with him."

Form Guide

Crystal Palace

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L L L L L
  • Last Result: Crystal Palace 1 - 4 Fulham


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L W D W W
  • Last Result: Arsenal 1 - 2 Borussia Dortmund

Team News

Crystal Palace

Injured: Paddy McCarthy (groin), Glenn Murray (knee), Jonathan Williams, Jack Hunt (both ankle).

Doubtful: N/A

Suspended: N/A

Probable Line-Up: Speroni; Ward, Mariappa, Delaney, Moxey; Dikgacoi, Campana, Jedinak; Puncheon, Chamakh, Bolasie.


Injured: Theo Walcott (abdominal), Yaya Sanogo (back), Lukas Podolski (hamstring), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Diaby (both knee).

Doubtful: Jack Wilshere(ankle)

Suspended: N/A

Probable Line-Up: Szczesny; Sagna, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Gibbs; Ramsey, Arteta, Flamini, Cazorla; Ozil; Giroud.