Crystal Palace v Arsenal Preview: Can the Gunners make it 12 wins in a row for the first time in 11 years?
Selhurst Park plays host to Arsenal on Sunday. | Source: WikiCommons/Rockybiggs

Crystal Palace v Arsenal Preview: Can the Gunners make it 12 wins in a row for the first time in 11 years?

Match preview of Arsenal's visit to Selhurst Park on Sunday where they face Crystal Palace.

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Arsenal will be looking to continue their lengthy winning streak with a visit to Selhurst Park on the cards on Sunday. 

Crystal Palace stand in the way of the Gunners securing their eighth consecutive Premier League win this season, it won't be easy for Arsenal, as Selhurst Park has proven to be a bump in the road in previous years for the reds.  

Form 

Roy Hodgeson’s Palace will be motivated to attack Arsenal, after four games without a win in the league, Palace have slipped down the table after their encouraging start earlier in the season.  

In their last game, Arsenal were 3-1 winners over Leicester City at the Emirates, whereas Palace were defeated 2-0 at Goodison Park, as a late goal show gave Everton all three points.  

Anything can happen in football; however, Arsenal will travel to Croydon with high confidence as the league's top away scorers. Palace, on the other hand, are yet to score at home this season and will be desperate to abolish that statistic.  

Head to Head 

Last season Arsenal were 3-2 winners at Selhurst Park, but were tested by Palace the season prior to that when the Eagles dismantled their visitors 3-0.  

Ones to watch 

Wilfried Zaha is always a threat in possession, the winger has all of the keys to potentially unlock Arsenal’s sometimes-sluggish backline, whether they’re accessible on Sunday is another question. As Palace’s leading goalscorer this season, there’s never doubt surrounding what he can do. 

Mesut Özil provided fans with an emphatic performance against Leicester on Monday night. The German was at the heart of all things promising for the Gunners, and will be one to watch in midfield if he’s granted permission to control the game from his favoured number ten position.  

Team News 

Max Meyer and Alexander Sørloth are doubts for the hosts down to illness. 

Nacho Monreal remains a doubt at left back for the Gunners with a hamstring injury. 

Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Van Aanholt, Sakho, Tomkins, Wan-Bissaka; McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Schlupp; Zaha, Townsend.  

Arsenal: Leno, Lichtsteiner, Sokratis, Mustafi, Bellerin; Xhaka, Torreira; Aubameyang, Ozil, Iwobi; Lacazette. 

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