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Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud [Reuters]

Arsenal take on Crystal Palace at the Emirates in the Premier League on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 4:00pm GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Radio coverage of the game is available on BBC Radio 5 Live. Catch the highlights on Match of the Day 2 on BBC One and BBC One HD on Monday at 10:35pm GMT.


Arsenal come into this game on the back of a nine-match unbeaten run in all competitions, with seven wins sandwiched between two draws. The Gunners were held to a 2-2 draw by Southampton in their last league fixture at the St Mary's stadium on Tuesday.

Jose Fonte scored in the first half to give the home side a 1-0 lead before half-time. But the north London club stormed into the lead in seven second-half minutes with goals from Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla. But their joy was short-lived as Adam Lallana equalised in the 54th minute.

Arsene Wenger's side sacrificed their top spot as a result of the stalemate and sit second in the league table with 52 points from 23 matches, one point behind leaders Manchester City.

Jason Puncheon
Jason Puncheon [Reuters]

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace are scrapping to avoid relegation, taking all three points against Hull City in their previous league game. The Eagles secured a win at Selhurst Park courtesy of a goal from Jason Puncheon.

Tony Pulis will be hoping to pull off a miraculous victory at the Emirates as he aims to keep his side in the Premier League. Palace are currently 16th in the league table with 23 points, just one point away from the relegation zone.

What the Managers Say

Arsene Wenger: "Tony Pulis has done a very good job with them and, from a desperate situation, got them out of the relegation zone. He's stabilised their defensive record, built up belief again so, you must say, he has done extremely well."

David Kemp (Technical coach): "It is a fantastic place to go. It is a great stadium and Arsenal are doing well this season. We have performed well in these big games so far, so let's take it a step further. It is a learning experience - the players will certainly take some confidence from those performances."

Team Form

Santi Cazorla [Reuters]


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D W W W W
  • Last Result: Southampton 2-2 Arsenal

Crystal Palace

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W L W L W
  • Last Result: Crystal Palace 1-0 Hull City

Team Guide


  • Injured: Jack Wilshere (ankle), Aaron Ramsey (thigh), Theo Walcott (knee), Abou Diaby (knee), Yaya Sanogo (match fitness)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: Mathieu Flamini

Probable Lineup: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Arteta, Rosicky; Gnabry, Ozil, Cazorla; Giroud

Crystal Palace

  • Injured: Jerome Thomas (calf), Glenn Murray (knee), Kagisho Dikgacoi (calf)
  • Doubtful: Danny Gabbidon (calf)
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Speroni; Ward, McCarthy, Mariappa, Parr; Puncheon, Jedinak, Bannan, Bolasie; Chamakh, Jerome