Arsenal take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Sunday and the intimate stadium has been a happy hunting ground for us in recent years.
We recorded a 2-1 win there against Alan Pardew’s side in February while also defeating a managerless Palace in the 2013/14 season in their own backyard.
After our opening day defeat to West Ham United, an immediate response is needed and Arsene Wenger should also freshen up the side.
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Here is how we should line up against Crystal Palace.
GK) Petr Cech
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After the most unfortunate of debuts for the legendary goalkeeper, Cech will certainly be determined to put things right and keep Palace out. You would be a brave man to bet against Cech keeping a clean sheet.
RB) Hector Bellerin
Wenger confirmed that the Spaniard will return this weekend (via Arsenal Player) and after Mathieu Debuchy’s performance last week, Bellerin will find no problems reclaiming his position.
CB) Per Mertesacker
Mertesacker didn’t cover himself in any glory with the organisation on the free-kick which led to West Ham’s first goal, and a dominant performance will be needed from the experienced German.
CB) Laurent Koscielny
Just like his partner, Koscielny needs to return to his composed self as the two look to establish a title-winning defence.
LB) Nacho Monreal
Monreal was hardly at fault for any of West Ham’s goals and the Spaniard continues to go about his performances in a consistent and quiet manner.