Arsenal will hope to keep hold of their top-four spot when Crystal Palace travel to Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
When Crystal Palace travel to Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon, arsenal will hope to keep hold of their top-four spot.}
The Gunners sit fourth in the Premier League, just ahead of Chelsea on goal difference and one point behind bitter rivals Tottenham.
The Eagles are all-but safe from relegation and travel to north London with a number of defensive injury troubles.
Jeffrey Schlupp has been ruled out for the season, while Mamadou Sakho and James Tomkins are continuing their respective recoveries.
Arsenal will be weary following Thursday’s assignment in Naples,
and Palace have impressed away from home this term, but the hosts should prove too strong.
Arsenal will be without Aaron Ramsey for Sunday’s Premier League visit of Crystal Palace (kick-off 4pm).
The midfielder suffered a hamstring injury in Thursday’s Europa League win over Napoli and –
with a summer move to Juventus already agreed – he may have played his last game for the Gunners.
Since promotion in 2013, Palace have picked up just one point at Emirates Stadium and injuries to James Tomkins,
Mamadou Sakho and Jeffrey Schlupp will only weaken the visitors.
Arsenal will be without Aaron Ramsey for Sunday’s Premier League visit of Crystal Palace.
The midfielder suffered a hamstring injury in Thursday’s Europa League win over Napoli and – with a summer move to Juventus already agreed – he may have played his last game for the Gunners.
Sokratis Papastathopoulos serves the last of a two-game ban for collecting 10 bookings while Denis Suarez (groin) will be assessed ahead of the match,
with long-term absentees Danny Welbeck (ankle), Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin (both knee) still missing.
Crystal Palace will be without Jeffrey Schlupp when they travel to Arsenal.|When they travel to Arsenal, Crystal Palace will be without Jeffrey Schlupp.
The winger has been ruled out for the rest of the season with the ankle injury he suffered against Manchester City last weekend.
Schlupp joins centre-backs James Tomkins (groin) and Mamadou Sakho (knee) on the sidelines.
TV channel and live stream, and online coverage
The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels, and is available via Now TV with a day pass on offer for £8.99.
Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app.
You can also follow all the action with Sport2S’s LIVE blog.
Head to Head history and results (h2h).
This will be the 44th meeting between the sides. Arsenal currently boast 28 wins to Palace’s four, with 12 draws.
In October, Palace and Arsenal shared the points at Selhurst Park with Luka Milivojevic snatching a late point for the hosts from the spot.