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Predicted Line-up for the Gunners as Arteta’s Men Take on Vieira’s Crystal Palace

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

Arsenal head into the game against Crystal Palace five points behind fourth-placed Brighton. Mikel Arteta will thus be hoping for a win that will place his team just two points from the Champions League spots.

Mikel Arteta, Patrick Vieira, Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

Any Arsenal fan would have taken that outcome after eight game-weeks, before the start of the campaign. It will certainly be seen as a success if they can get all three points, but a match against Crystal Palace has not been straightforward for Arsenal in the past few years.

Arsenal have won just one of their last six Premier League meetings with Crystal Palace (D4 L1). The only win came at the empty Selhurst Park at the latter stages of last season. Therefore, there is no reason for taking Patrick Vieira’s men casually.

Here’s the predicted line-up for the Monday night match.


This debate seems to have been settled among the majority of the fan base of who is the best goalkeeper at Emirates. Aaron Ramsdale will be expected to start and deservedly so.


Barring any late injury update, there is no reason to change the back four of Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ben White, Gabriel and Keiran Tierney. Since being named together in the starting 11 against Norwich City post the first international break, the team has just conceded a single goal.


With Granit Xhaka out for three months, Albert Sambi Lokonga will be expected to step up. Fans will have no problems with it, especially after the bright start the young Belgian had to his Arsenal career. A midfield pivot of Lokonga and Partey is dynamic enough to cause problems for the opposition.

Mikel Arteta would have certainly loved to replace Xhaka with a young Vieira


I expect the same three behind the striker that have been so impressive lately. That means Bukayo Saka, Martin Odegaard, and Emile Smith Rowe will be given the license to cause chaos. With Alexander Lacazette rarely getting a look in at the Premier League stage, it is only natural that everybody expects Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to lead the line.

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Predicted Lineup

Goalkeeper: Ramsdale

Defence: Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney

Midfield: Partey, Lokonga

Attack: Saka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe

Striker: Aubameyang

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