Arsenal are fresh on the back of four consecutive wins after suffering in the early stages of the new premier league campaign before boxing day games. Now they are high in confidence, performing at the highest level and luck is also by their side.
Artetas men will host Crystal Palace at the Emirates stadium on a game that is a must win for the gunners. Their resurgence will take shape if they are able to win the new few crucial games and narrow the gap with the big boys.
In the reverse fixture the two teams drew to share points each. Arsenal will be boosted with the return of key players such as Partey, Gabriel and Martinelli. Martinelli was withdrawn from the starting lineup for their FA Cup game with Newcastle and it was feared that it could be a long term injury but luckily he is now back to the team and could be available for selection.
Recent Arsenal performance upturn was fueled by young gunners which are product of their academy. It is expected that they will be recalled to the starting lineup after they were given breather in the FA Cup game.
Bukayo Saka and Emilie Smith Rowe are a joy to watch despite their tender age. They took full responsibility in the attack when introduced in the FA cup game which went to extra time. Their introduction changed the dynamics of the game. It was EMS that scored the opening goal after receiving a ball inside the opponents penalty area. Then Aubameyang made it two when he converted a cross from Tierney.
Arsenal are expected to go with the same formation as the last three games in the league with a 4-2-3-1. Bernd Leno is undisputable goal keeper where as Bellerin and Tierney will be assigned with a full back duty. Gabriel will partner with Holding in the center of the defense, which will be a big call to drop the on form Spainrd, Mari.
In the middle of the park i will go with Granit Xhaka and Dani Ceballos. The attack will be headed by the on form Alexander Lacazette while supported by Aubameyang, Saka and Emilie Smith Rowe.
Goal Keeper: Bernd Leno Defense: Bellerin, Pablo Mari, Holding, Tierney Midfield: Xhaka , Dani Ceballos Attackers: Saka, ESR, Aubameyang Striker: Alexander Lacazette