Arsenal vs Crystal Palace preview, team news, stats, prediction, kick-off time, live on Sky Sports

Team information and stats forward of Arsenal vs Crystal Palace within the Premier League on Thursday, live on Sky Sports; kick-off 8pm.

Team information

Arsenal are set to boosted by the return of midfielder Thomas Partey, who is out there once more after a month out with a thigh downside.

Defender Gabriel may be again for the Gunners after a interval of self-isolation with delicate coronavirus signs.

Meanwhile, Gabriel Martinelli, who injured his ankle within the warm-up forward of Saturday’s FA Cup tie with Newcastle, will miss out, however Arsenal are hoping he’ll return to full coaching within the subsequent few days.

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Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta says the damage suffered by Gabriel Martinelli within the warm-up forward of their FA Cup third spherical sport in opposition to Newcastle ‘did not look good’ with the ahead ‘in tears’ over the damage.

Crystal Palace can be with out defender Mamadou Sakho, who picked up a thigh pressure in Friday’s FA Cup defeat at Wolves.

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However, Roy Hodgson’s defence can be boosted by the return of Gary Cahill, who is out there once more after a hamstring downside.

What's modified with Arsenal?

Arsenal can be seeking to safe a fourth successive win within the Premier League after a torrid begin to the marketing campaign after they host Crystal Palace live on Sky Sports this Thursday. So what's modified?

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A preview of matchweek 18 within the Premier League as Arsenal host Crystal Palace, Chelsea journey to Leicester and Liverpool face Burnley.

How to observe

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Thursday 14th January 7:30pm

Kick off 8:00pm

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace can be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event from 7.30pm on Thursday; kick-off at pm. Sky Sports prospects can watch in-game clips within the live match weblog on the Sky Sports web site and app. Free highlights can even be printed on the Sky Sports digital platforms and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel shortly after the ultimate whistle.

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says there was no change in Mesut Ozil’s state of affairs at Arsenal.

Jones Knows prediction

There are smiles on faces at The Emirates once more. No squad within the Premier League rely on confidence flowing greater than Arsenal’s – granted, I am unable to again that up with any statistical proof however there have to be one thing within the water there that make heads drop and backside lips tremble throughout a nasty run.

It wouldn’t shock me to see Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang go on a scoring streak now after he discovered the online within the FA Cup in opposition to Newcastle. When on tune, he’s on a par with Harry Kane on the subject of changing probabilities.

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However, I’d reasonably make investments and rave about Kieran Tierney, who is not very Arsenal-like by way of his perspective and consistency. His backside lip stays robust. He is chasing a 3rd help in a row right here, proving he has the standard within the closing third to match his need. Much of what Arsenal do rely on the full-backs offering an overload and Palace are prone to be uncovered down that facet. The odds on supply for a Tierney help makes loads of enchantment.

Meanwhile, Palace stay a team with restrictions. There are solely three certainties in life: dying, taxes and Crystal Palace can be 14th within the Premier League.

JONES KNOWS PREDICTS: 3-0 (12/1 with Sky Bet)

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits his current performances haven’t been the very best, however is assured he can recapture his finest kind.

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  • Arsenal are winless of their final 4 Premier League matches in opposition to Crystal Palace (D3 L1), their longest winless run in opposition to the Eagles within the top-flight.
  • In all competitions, Crystal Palace have registered simply 5 wins in 47 earlier matches in opposition to Arsenal (D14 L28), although they’re unbeaten of their final two on the Emirates (W1 D1).
  • Arsenal have misplaced their final two dwelling Premier League matches performed on Thursday, dropping 0-3 to Man City in March 2018 and 1-2 to Brighton in December 2019. However, they did beat Crystal Palace the final time the perimeters met on a Thursday, successful 3-2 in December 2017.
  • Arsenal have conceded not less than as soon as in every of their final 11 Premier League dwelling video games – they final had an extended run with no dwelling clear sheet between October 1983 and August 1984 (18 video games).
  • In their 2-0 victory in opposition to Sheffield United final trip, Crystal Palace saved their first clear sheet of the season since their opening day victory in opposition to Southampton. The Eagles final recorded back-to-back Premier League shutouts between February-June 2020 (4).
  • Arsenal have earned extra factors in Premier League London derbies this season than any of the opposite 5 sides from the capital (9). Indeed, the Gunners have received three of their 4 London derby matches this season, already another than they did in the entire of 2019-20 (W2 D4 L2).

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