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Arsenal predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace - Premier League

Krishan Davis
Arsenal will look to continue their unbeaten run
Arsenal will look to continue their unbeaten run / Steve Bardens/GettyImages
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Arsenal return to Premier League action on Monday night as they host Crystal Palace at the Emirates, looking to continue their mini-revival following the international break.

The Gunners come into the encounter unbeaten in their last four games - a run which includes their best display of the season by some way in the 3-1 victory over Tottenham in the north London derby.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta will be confident his side can continue that streak on Monday night, although the Eagles have shown their steel under Patrick Vieira in recent draws against Brighton and Leicester.

Here's how Arteta should set up his side.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Takehiro Tomiyasu
Tomiyasu featured for Japan during the break / Hiroki Watanabe/GettyImages

Aaron Ramsdale (GK) - Unfortunate not to be handed his England debut during the break. The impressive Ramsdale has made the number one spot his own and will continue here having kept four clean sheets in five appearances so far.

Takehiro Tomiyasu (RB) - His signing seems like a very smart piece of business so far. The Japan international will continue at right-back.

Ben White (CB) - Settled into the side after a bit of a shaky start, with the signs of a partnership developing between him and the next man in this lineup (not that he'd know because he doesn't watch football).

Gabriel (CB) - Seems to be clear of niggling injuries for the time being, and Arteta will hope his relationship with White continues to blossom here. Arsenal haven't lost since they started partnering each other.

Kieran Tierney (LB) - Returns from a successful international break for his country. The extra few days' rest should mean he starts here.


2. Midfielders

Thomas Partey
Partey has shored up Arsenal's midfield / Julian Finney/GettyImages

Thomas Partey (DM) - Another player who is managing to stay fit. Arsenal haven't lost since the Ghanaian returned to the lineup.

Albert Sambi Lokonga (DM) - With Granit Xhaka out for a good while the new signing will continue to deputise. Yet to set the Premier League alight, but plenty of potential.

Martin Odegaard (AM) - Had really come into his own before a lacklustre display against Brighton before the break. Arteta will hope the Norwegian rediscovers his best creative form here.


3. Forwards

Emile Smith Rowe
Arsenal's frontline has been in fine form of late / Harriet Lander/Copa/GettyImages

Bukayo Saka (RW) - A fine England goal against Andorra during the break for Saka, who will look to continue some very impressive form of late.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ST) - Scored for Gabon on international duty on Monday to add to recent strikes against Spurs and Norwich. He's had a week to recover so should be ready here.

Emile Smith Rowe (LW) - The writer's brain: *Don't call him the Croydon De Bruyne, don't call him the Croydon De Bruyne, don't call him the Croydon De Bruyne*. The Croydon De Bruyne will start here having scored for England's Under-21s during the break. He's in fine fettle.


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