Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace extended its longest unbeaten streak in Premier League history to eight games with a 1-1 draw against Swansea the last time. The return to fitness of Wilfried Zaha has given Palace pace and deception to a wide Palace guide to win against Leicester and Watford in recent weeks.
Arsenal enter the game after a convulsive 3-3 draw at home against Liverpool, with Gunner recovering from a two-goal deficit. Arsene Wenger praised the creativity of his players after the draw, with his team scoring three goals in five minutes in the second half.
Wenger will want to avoid a performance similar to that of his team's screen in the first half against an unbridled Liverpool, where his team always gave the ball in midfield.
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Roy Hodgson remains without the unconditional defensive Mamadou Sakho, who continues to recover from a calf injury. Joel Ward is also out of the game with a groin problem, so it is likely that Martin Kelly will continue as Eagles right-back. Christian Benteke has completed his suspension for collecting his fifth yellow card of the season, while Jason Puncheon is available for the selection despite his recent charge for possession of an offensive weapon.
Arsene Wenger must select a team without Spanish defender Nacho Monreal, who remains out with an ankle injury, while Aaron Ramsey continues his rehabilitation with a strained hamstring.
What time does it start?
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal is at 20:00 on Thursday.
Hodgson has overseen a change in the fortune of Palace (Getty)
Where can i see him?
The game will be shown in Sky Sports Premier League, with coverage starting at 7:30 p.m.
It's a great game for …
Christian Benteke The Belgian striker, after his embarrassing foul against Bournemouth in a 2-2 draw at the beginning of the month, will aim to continue his redemption against Arsenal. The goal has fought for goals this season, although with a goal in his last game against Leicester, he will be eager to score another goal against an Arsenal team that has conceded the most goals outside of the wings in the first seven.
It's a great game for Benteke (Getty)
The best statistics …
Palace won their last home match against Arsenal 3-0, although they could not beat the Gunners in their 11 previous attempts at Selhurst Park.
Player to look …
Mesut Ozil. The elegant player has scored two in his last two games, one a glorious volley against Newcastle. The German has shown more and more his elusive qualities in recent weeks and hopes to continue his good form amid the speculation of a transfer in January to enter the last six months of his contract with Arsenal.
Özil has been in good shape lately (Getty)
Three previous meetings …
Crystal Palace 3 Arsenal 0, Premier League, April 10, 2017
Arsenal 2 Crystal Palace 0, Premier League, January 1, 2017
Arsenal 1 Crystal Palace 1, Premier League, April 17, 2016
It is likely that the Selhurst Park crowd has a good voice (Getty)
Form guide …
Crystal Palace DDWWD
Crystal Place 7/2