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Team News: Pardew Makes Four Changes

21 February 2015

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has made four changes to his side to face Arsenal this afternoon.

After the FA Cup exit to Liverpool last weekend, the Eagles manager has recalled Jason Puncheon and Wilfried Zaha to his starting 11, replacing Yannick Bolasie and Marouane Chamakh.

Jordon Mutch was cup-tied for the match against the Reds last weekend and he replaces Martin Kelly, with Joel Ward returning to full-back and Pape Soaure making his Premier League debut.

Damien Delaney also comes back into the side as captain ahead of Brede Hangeland, and the in-form Fraizer Campbell keeps his place, having scored two goals in his last two outings.

There is also some good news on the Palace substitutes bench as Mile Jedinak returns after his ankle injury, and Shola Ameobi could be in line to make his Palace debut.

Arsenal meanwhile have made four changes to the side that beat Middlesbrough in the FA Cup fifth round last weekend.

David Ospina returns in goal, with Per Mertesacker, Nacho Monreal and Francis Coquelin replacing Kieran Gibbs, Mathieu Flamini and Gabriel.

Jack Wilshere also returns to the squad after a long injury lay-off, and is named on a strong bench including Theo Walcott.

Palace: Speroni, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare, Zaha, Mutch, Ledley, Puncheon, Gayle, Campbell. Subs: Hennessey, Hangeland, Kelly, Jedinak, Bolasie, Ameobi, Murray.

Arsenal: Ospina, Monreal, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Chambers, Coquelin, Cazorla, Ozil, Sanchez, Welbeck, Giroud. Subs: Szczesny, Gabriel, Gibbs, Bellerin, Rosicky, Wilshere, Walcott.

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