Arsenal have a few injury concerns and a clogged schedule to deal with as they travel to Selhurst Park, but the starting eleven shouldn’t be too different from the Liverpool clash.
Arsenal’s starting elevens have been simple to predict this season, as Wenger’s rotation policy has has seen the squad split into two distinct teams. However, with a handful of injury concerns and games coming every couple of days, that could change this week.
Nacho Monreal, Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud will be absent due to injury. With Arsenal now playing with a back four, Shkodran Mustafi should return to partner Laurent Koscielny.
In midfield, Jack Wilshere is expected to continue deputising for Ramsey. Petr Cech, Hector Bellerin, Granit Xhaka, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Alexandre Lacazette are also expected to feature. However, questions remain over left-back and the final attacking spot.
Ainsley Maitland-Niles has played the last three games at left back, but Wenger may opt for Kolasinac’s height against Palace. In attack, Alex Iwobi has been starting recently, but his lack of form could see Danny Welbeck given a chance.
With Chelsea to come in midweek, I feel Wenger will use Sunday’s game against West Brom to rotate a bit, and go with his best team for Thursday.
Predicted XI vs Palace: Cech; Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Maitland-Niles; Xhaka, Wilshere; Iwobi, Ozil, Alexis; Lacazette