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Team News: Wickham To Make First Start

16 August 2015


Connor Wickham is set to make his first start for Crystal Palace in this afternoon's game against Arsenal.

The striker is one of two changes made by Alan Pardew from the side that beat Norwich City last weekend, with the summer signing come in for Glenn Murray up front.

The other change sees Yannick Bolasie return to the starting line-up in place of Jordon Mutch, with Jason Puncheon sent to play more centrally.

Arsenal meanwhile also make two changes with Alexis Sanchez coming in for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the wing.

Hector Bellerin has recovered from a thigh strain and takes his spot at right-back ahead of Mathieu Debuchy.

Palace: McCarthy, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare, Cabaye, McArthur, Zaha, Puncheonl, Bolasie, Wickham. Subs: Hennessey, Mariappa, Jedinak, Mutch, Lee, Bamford, Murray.

Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Ramsey, Ozil, Cazorla, Sanchez. Subs: Ospina, Debuchy, Gibbs, Gabriel, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott.

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