Winning the Premier League now seems an uphill task for Arsenal. Conceding three goals against West Ham last weekend may have forced the club to ditch the original plan of winning the title for vying for a spot top-three to guarantee an automatic qualification for Champions League next season.
Arsenal are currently third on the table, 13 points behind the leader, Leicester City and the only won twice in nine Premier League games. Palace are equally in no way better, going 14 matches in the League without a win and their first win of the year was the 1-0 win against Norwich City last weekend.
Palace are equally in no way better, going 14 matches in the League without a win and their first win of the year was the 1-0 win against Norwich City last weekend.
The London club could welcome back Petr Cech in between the sticks for the match against Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. The Czech international has not featured for the club since sustaining a calf injury in March but has recovered and was named on the bench in the draw against the Hammers.
According to Sky Sports, Arsene Wenger said there are no fresh injury concerns, the match against Palace may however, come too early for the trio of Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla and Jack Wilshere while Tomas Rosicky may be included in the squad.
Speaking to Arsenal official website, Arsenal.com, Wenger confirmed that both Chamberlain and Cazorla “may be back next week as they are not back in full training yet and are still on fitness work”. Likewise, the Frenchman said he has not decided yet on Per Mertesacker and on who will be in goal on Sunday.
Likewise, the Frenchman said he has not decided yet on Per Mertesacker and on who will be in goal on Sunday.
Chamberlain has been out with a knee injury since February and Cazorla suffered an Achilles injury while recuperating from a knee injury he sustained last November.
Wilshere has not played for the club since FA Cup final but featured for the club’s U21 team last week.
With the players available, we should be able to pull out a better result against Palace on Sunday.
The last three matches against the Eagles have ended 2-1 in our favour so a win could be on the card for us again this time.