Arsenal vs Crystal Palace preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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Arsenal come into this game looking to secure their fifth successive win, following an extra-time FA Cup victory against Newcastle United on Saturday. 

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace will be looking to bounce back from a tame 1-0 loss at the expense of Wolverhampton Wanderers on Friday evening - as Roy Hodgson's side went out of the FA Cup in the third round. 

The Gunners have looked a rejuvenated team in recent games and are in a run of form no Arsenal fan would have predicted just a few weeks ago. Their last league game, a 4-0 thrashing of West Bromwich Albion, pushed Mikel Arteta's men up to 11th in the table. 

The Eagles also won last time out in the league, as they breezed past a helpless Sheffield United side to pick up a 2-0 win, and their sixth victory of the season in the process.

  • Team News 

Thomas Partey is set to make his return to the Arsenal squad following a lengthy spell on the sidelines. The Ghanaian returned to full training last week. 

Centre half, Gabriel Magalhães, may also return for the hosts after completing a period of self-isolation due to testing positive for COVID-19

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Arsenal are likely to be without Gabriel Martinelli, who is suffering from an ankle injury picked up in the warm-up against Newcastle.

Palace will be without Jeffrey Schlupp after it was announced he may be out for up to three months with a hamstring injury, sustained  in the Eagles win against Sheffield United. 

Central defenders Gary Cahill and Scott Dann, will be assessed closer to kick-off after both missed their FA Cup tie against Wolves. 

  • Predicted Lineups 

Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Leno; Bellerin, Holding, Pablo Mari, Tierney; Dani Ceballos, Xhaka; Saka, Smith-Rowe, Aubameyang; Lacazette

Crystal Palace (4-4-2): Guaita; Ward, Tomkins, Kouyate, Mitchell; Townsend, McArthur, Milivojevic, Eze; Benteke, Zaha

  • Ones to watch 

Arsenal: Alexandre Lacazette

Alexandre Lacazette is starting to come good for Arsenal and, with 5 goals in his previous five games, he has been Arsenal's star man in recent weeks. He's been supplying a much needed goal threat with Pierre- Emerick Aubameyang not firing on all cylinders.

Lacazette will fancy himself to get on the scoresheet on Thursday, against a Palace side that have failed to keep a clean sheet away from home all season.

Crystal Palace: Wilfried Zaha 

After a blistering start to the season, Wilfried Zaha has been quieter as the campaign has progressed, however, the Ivorian continues to be the Eagles main man.

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Roy Hodgson is likely to start him up top alongside Christian Benteke. Zaha will need him to be on top form for Palace to get a result out of this game.

  • Previous Meeting

The most recent meeting between the two sides was in January 2020. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored and got sent off in the game as Palace held Arsenal to a 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park.

  • Where to watch

The game kicks off at 8:00 GMT time on Thursday evening and will be broadcast live in the UK via Sky Sports.

There will also be a live blog on VAVEL that you can opt to follow along for minute to minute updates on the game.