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Preview: Crystal Palace v Arsenal

20 February 2015



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ABOUT
Palace head into the first of three London derbies in the space of their next four games, looking to improve on a record of seven wins in their previous 29 capital clashes in the Premier League era.

Arsenal have a good record against Palace in recent years, having won seven and lost none of their last 10 games against the Eagles, and are unbeaten in their last 11 trips to Selhurst Park.

However their recent form on the road is troubling for Gunners fans, having won just three of their last six, and they have dropped the second most points away from home this campaign - 10 in total.

In fact they've only come from behind once to win this season - but that was at the Eagles' expense on the opening day of the season as Aaron Ramsey netted a last minute winner against Keith Millen's Eagles.


TEAM NEWS
Crystal Palace: Alan Pardew is hopeful that Mile Jedinak and James McArthur could return to play some part in tomorrow's game

As well as being injured Yaya Sanogo is ineligible to play against his former club, whereas Shola Ameobi and Lee Chung-yong are approaching full fitness.

Arsenal: There will be no repeat of a late winner for Ramsey who is out with a hamstring injury, and he joins Mike Arteta (ankle) and Mathieu Debuchy (shoulder) in the treatment room.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back after a groin problem and Calum Chambers and Mathieu Flamini could also come back into contention, although Arsene Wenger may decide to rest some of his players with a Champions League clash against Monaco on the horizon.


MATCH OFFICIALS
Referee: M Clattenberg
Assistants: S Beck and I Hussin
Fourth Official: A Madley


HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
Palace winsDrawsArsenal wins
League2819
FA Cup012
League Cup112
Total31023


LAST MEETING AT SELHURST PARK

26th October 2013
Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal
Premier League

Arsenal beat managerless Crystal Palace to stay top of the Premier League, despite having Mikel Arteta sent off.

Arteta scored a penalty after Adlene Guedioura's foul on Serge Gnabry before his 65th minute dismissal for a professional foul on Marouane Chamakh.

Palace came close to a leveller but Joel Ward's shot hit the crossbar and Wojciech Szczesny brilliantly saved a Mile Jedinak volley.

Olivier Giroud secured Arsenal's win when he headed in late on.

Watch highlights here on Palace Player.


TICKETS
There are now only a limited number of tickets available for this game.

The Holmesdale Road and Whitehorse Lane Stand are now sold out and in both the Main and Arthur Wait Stand we now have only a small number of seats remaining. 

This match is priced under category A+ and the limited number of tickets that remain are available to members and guests of season ticket holders. Tickets for this match are not linked to the purchase of other games.

CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets or you can call the box office on 08712 00 00 71.


BETTING
Crystal Palace to win: 15/4
Draw: 13/5
Arsenal to win: 3/4
Odds courtesy of SkyBet. 

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LIVE COVERAGE
Live commentary of all 90 minutes from Selhurst Park will be available on Palace Player. CLICK HERE to log in or sign up. 

You can also make predictions and debate the game at Sport Lobster here


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