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Team News: Ayew Handed Start Against Arsenal

28 October 2018

Roy Hodgson has made one change to his Palace team for today's visit of Arsenal, with Jordan Ayew returning in attack.

The on-loan striker missed last weekend's 2-0 defeat to Everton, but is back in Hodgson's line-up in place of Jeffrey Schlupp as he aims to opening his Eagles account since his summer switch from Swansea City.

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25 October 2018

There is good news for the Palace manager in terms of his bench, with Max Meyer and Alexander Sørloth recovering from their illnesses that caused them to miss the trip to Merseyside to be amongst the substitutes.

Despite winning two matches already this week, Unai Emery has made two changes to his Gunners team for today's game, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang handed a start at Selhurst after scoring twice off the bench in Arsenal's 3-1 victory against Leicester City on Monday.

The other change sees Matteo Guendouzi replace Stephan Lichtsteiner as Emery's team look to record their 12 straight win in all competitions.

Palace: Hennessey, Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Townsend, Ayew, Zaha. Subs: Guaita, Kelly, Riedewald, Schlupp, Puncheon, Meyer, Sørloth.

Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Guendouzi, Torreira, Xhaka, Iwobi, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette. Subs: Cech, Lichtsteiner, Sokratis, Smith-Rowe, Ramsey, Mkhitaryan, Welbeck.

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