Arsenal welcome Crystal Palace to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon in the Premier League in what is expected to be a keenly contested clash.
The Gunners have been far from convincing in their last six matches, winning only once in the period, and are in desperate need of a victory to turn their fortunes around for the remainder of the season.
Crystal Palace however suffered a setback after losing 1-0 to Everton in the English FA Cup on Wednesday.
However, Roy Hodgson’s team put three past Bournemouth last time out in the league and will be hopeful of stunning their London rivals away from home in this fixture.
Mikel Arteta’s side will look at the advantage afforded them by the head-to-head record and fancy their chances of competing for the title, as a win would see them only two points behind leaders Liverpool.
Moreover, Crystal Palace have failed to win any of their last three matches against the Gunners and Martin Odegaard and Declan Rice are expected to be crucial in midfield for the hosts.
The visitors however will be without winger Jordan Ayew, as the Ghanaian is off on International duty at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.
The match comes off at 12:30 pm.