(Sporting Alert) — English Premier League leaders Arsenal made two changes from the team that featured the last time out for today’s clash with the struggling Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
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As expected England midfielder Jack Wilshere has been drop to the bench as he continues to recover from an ankle injury and Tomas Rosicky also makes way for two new starters.
Returning are Mathieu Flamini, who missed the Champions League defeat to Borussia Dortmund in midweek and Santi Cazorla.
Mikel Arteta also start in the middle of the pitch, while Mesut Ozil has recovered from a virus to keep his spot in the starting XI.
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace have made six changes to the side which suffered a 4-1 against Fulham on Monday, with former Arsenal forward Marouane Chamakh, Jerome Thomas, Danny Gabbidon, Barry Bannan, Kagisho Dikgacoi and Adlene Guedioura all earned recalls by caretaker manager Keith Millen, who leads the side, following the departure of Ian Holloway.
Crystal Palace v Arsenal
Crystal Palace: Speroni, Ward, Delaney, Gabbidon, Moxey, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Bannan, Guedioura, Thomas, Chamakh
Subs: Mariappa, Bolasie, O’Keefe, Puncheon, Gayle, Kebe, Price
Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Flamini, Ramsey, Cazorla, Ozil, Giroud
Subs: Vermaelen, Rosicky, Wilshere, Monreal, Fabianski, Bendtner, Gnabry
Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)