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Predicted Arsenal XI v Palace: 27-year-old marvel returns, £100,000-a-week star misses out

Arsenal take on Crystal Palace tonight looking to make it four Premier League wins in succession.

The Gunners have revived their form in recent weeks and a win tonight could see them leapfrog West Ham and go into the top half.

Mikel Arteta looks to have found a winning formula but he will now want to push on even further.

Ahead of tonight’s contest, we had a look at the likely line-up which the Arsenal boss with go for.

Arsenal made some changes last week but the back four should have a  more familiar feel to it this evening.

Hector Bellerin will come in at right-back, with Kieran Tierney likely to come in on the left.

The ex-Celtic star scored a stunning goal in the last league game against West Brom and he’ll want to impress again.

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At centre-back, Pablo Mari has done well since coming into the team and should keep his place.

Alongside him, Gabriel could be available once again but with Arsenal in good form, there’s no need to rush him back.

With that in mind, Rob Holding should get the nod to play against the Brazilian.

Bernd Leno will keep his place in goal.


Granit Xhaka came on and did a great job against Newcastle in the FA Cup.

With Thomas Partey set for a return to action, however, the £100,000-a-week Switzerland star could miss out.

Alongside him, Arteta does have a couple of options, but it seems likely that on-loan Real Madrid ace, Dani Ceballos will start.

In attack

Emile Smith Rowe has burst onto the scene in recent weeks and the hero of the hour will return to the starting eleven tonight.

He scored against Newcastle in the FA Cup and will hope to continue impressing in the Premier League.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has looked decent when coming in from the left-hand side, whilst Bukayo Saka will probably start on the right.

Upfront, Alexandre Lacazette is in prolific goalscoring form and looks set to start once more.

The Frenchman has arguably been a surprise package for the Gunners this season as he’s helped himself to nine goals.

Here is how Arteta’s team might look:

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