Arsene Wenger will definitely be looking for a reaction from our players as we head to Selhurst Park to take on a vibrant Crystal Palace side.
Following our opening day defeat to West Ham United, we really can’t afford to drop more points and fall further behind our main rivals.
A strong start was the target ahead of the new campaign and another defeat is almost unthinkable in terms of our title hopes.
Wenger had a few selection headaches to contend with given that Alexis Sanchez was likely to return, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is the man to miss out.
Somewhat surprisingly, Aaron Ramsey keeps his place in the team, and it will be interesting to see which position in midfield he takes up.
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Alan Pardew has made a few changes to the Crystal Palace team, but their dangermen should come as no surprise to our players. Yohan Cabaye, Wilfried Zaha, and Jason Puncheon must be stopped if we’re to get a result.
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