Crystal Palace welcome their most illustrious visitors since returning to the Premier League today, when table-topping Arsenal make the short journey south to Selhurst Park. And you can pick up your memento of the fixture in the form of the Palace Programme.
Former Gunner Marouane Chamakh is today’s cover star, as the Moroccan international striker talks about his time at the Emirates and his start to life in SE25. And another ex-Arsenal man, Jerome Thomas, relives his time at the club, where he won two consecutive FA Youth Cups alongside the likes of Steve Sidwell, Moritz Volz and Jay Bothroyd.
Meanwhile, injured duo Paddy McCarthy and Glenn Murray return in today’s edition, as the subjects of My Dream XI and Footballing Firsts respectively.
Regular columns from Stephen Browett, Mile Jedinak, Mark Bright, Kevin Day and Alex Warner reflect on an eventful week for the Eagles on and off the pitch, as they reflect on Monday night’s defeat to Fulham and the subsequent departure of former boss Ian Holloway.
Ollie also features in our News Round-Up, where we also mark the FA’s 150th anniversary and show our support to Palace fan and Strictly Come Dancing star, Susanna Reid.
The Daily Mirror’s Arsenal expert, John Cross, is today’s columnist in From the Press Box, as he recalls the role the Eagles played in developing some of Arsenal’s greatest ever players, including Ashley Cole and Ian Wright.
There’s an in-depth look at today’s opposition, as we examine how the Gunners could line-up in Inside the Camp, while we also feature an interview with midfield star, Aaron Ramsey.
We also take a trip down memory lane to Palace’s 1-0 victory over Arsenal, in November 1979 and club historian Ian King remembers some of the stars who have played for both sides, in his regular Foot In Both Camps series.
All this and a whole lot more is available in today’s perfect-bound 80-page edition of the Palace Programme, for just £3.50. Copies will be sold around the ground throughout the day.