The lineups are in for Arsenal’s clash with Crystal Palace and Arsene Wenger has made a number of surprising changes. Mesut Özil will miss the Premier League clash with Lucas Perez coming in for the German.
Match: Arsenal v Crystal Palace
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Sun 01 Jan 16:00
The back five is exactly as predicted. Petr Cech will play behind Gabriel Paulista and Laurent Koscielny with Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal out wide.
There is also a big change in midfield with Francis Coquelin being replaced by Mohamed Elneny. The Egyptian will partner Granit Xhaka.
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The big news comes in attack. Mesut Özil will sit this one out after picking up an illness. Lucas Perez replaces the German with Alex Iwobi and Alexis Sanchez supporting Olivier Giroud up front.
Subs: Ospina, Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Elneny, Reine-Adelaide, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain
Crystal Palace Lineup
Subs: Speroni, Fryers, Husin, Mutch, Sako, Lee, Campbell