Arsenal take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park this evening.

Here are the official line-ups.

Crystal Palace: Guaita, Ward, Cahill, Tomkins, Mitchell, McCarthy, Kouyate, Schlupp, Townsend, Zaha, Benteke

Subs: Butland, Kelly, Van Aanholt, Clyne, Riedwald, Rak-Sakyi, Ayew, Mateta, Batshuayi

Arsenal: Leno, Chambers, Holding, Gabriel, Tierney, Partey, Elneny, Saka, Smith Rowe, Pepe, Aubameyang

Subs: Ryan, Cedric, Mari, Xhaka, Ceballos, Odegaard, Willian, Lacazette, Martinelli

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Adrian Drum

Good line up. Bring Martinellin as sub

goonerrah

Arteta not allowed to make subs before 80th min, its in his contract

The_Golden_Wrigglesworth

Typical exaggerated nonsense. I’ve definitely seen Arteta make a sub as early as the 77th minute.

backsakacrack

Where was this lineup when our season was on the line?
I’ve seen Xhaka, Laca, Ceballos, Cedric and Willian stink the place out for over 6 months and now you finally pick the best players in their best positions on May 19th?
Jesus F Christ

lessthanthesumoftheirparts

Totally agree. And looking at utd’s recent form I’d fancy our chances against that feckin bunch of mercenaries in the EL final as well.
What a cock up from Mikel it has been. He looked the gift horse directly in the mouth and it shat all over his front lawn. Ignorance, naivety, arrogance, call it what you want but his semi final decisions have set this club back over two seasons.

Okester

He’s just giving us a taste for next season 😉

myrtle

Too little, too late.
His decisions have directly cost this club £100 million, better players and untold future revenues generated from increased exposure and return to the CL top table.
I’m certainly not going to clap my hands.
I’d give us a good shot vs Man utd in that EL final as well, with their 1 win in 5. Emperors new clothes.

Thierry Bergkamp (non negotiable)

To be fair, how many times this season have we been on here and said “good lineup, I like that”, then they played like shit and lost?

The Arsenal

Laca’s been okay when surrounded by the youth. Xhaxa has been ok this season.

magirlyeyes

I find it hilarious how we beat man u away with Partey and Elneny in midfield and Arteta has tried it about… 1 times since?
An incredible lack of self-analysis and awareness. Stick with what’s working, they complement each other well. It’s good to see it back at last.

DefaultGray

Is it right we’re wearing the sharp new yellow kit? Didn’t like it at first glance but it’s already grown on me (then again I thought this years raspberry ripple one was daft at first but I actually really liked it)

Bryan

I would have love to see martinelli cuz he seems to be the only one who can defenders one on one neatly conpare to pepe.gabriel n holding partnership havent been convincing.all the same would have love to see azeez n balogun get few minute.COYG !!! LETS GO GIVE HUDSON A BYEBYE STREAK OF GOALS

Bryan

Beat*

Corona X

‘Beat’ was your only correction? 😛

I do agree with you though, would’ve loved to see him start… Let’s hope he comes up and rips them a new one!

Bleeding gums murphy

Holding needs to be back up defender, squad player, not starter. He isn’t good enough to start as a regular

Gervinhothegoat

He’s our most reliable defender you absolute melt.
Honestly some people on here don’t have a clue about football stick to your little FIFA game

Bleeding gums murphy

Don’t talk like a cxxt with your insults keyboard warrior hard man. Have some respect.

Gervinhothegoat

I don’t respect your retarded opinion.
Blabbering on about holding on every single post. Our defence has been solid this season open your eyes you cunt

Bleeding gums murphy

That’s the first time I’ve mentioned holding in ages 😂. You sound sound like an absolute coward who’s having a tough time with life. Don’t be scared, believe in yourself. You are safe now.

Gervinhothegoat

Back to your game of FIFA now Kevin.

SFGooner

I feel like we only get to our “best” team by the end of the season

David

Seem like he playing the players most likely to be still here next season. Would like to see a few of the youths getting a run out though. Not even one on the bench!

The Arsenal

Think its an indication on who is leaving and i couldn’t be happier.

Gervinhothegoat

ARTETA OUT!

Appels&Pere

Your name explains it all.

Biggles

Pretty unlikely now, I’d suggest. Time to re-focus?

Bleeding gums murphy

What a cxxt

Twatsloch

Spare Willian so he can be fresh and well rested when he arrives at his new club in Miami.

Obama Young

He shouldn’t have even made the bech, we should have Balogun, Nelson, or Azeez there instead.

Mpls

You’re assuming they’ll all be here next year. Balogun yes, we’ll see with the others. Nelson I have my wonders about considering how few opportunities he’s gotten this season.

The Arsenal

Has to even trick the soccer fools into thinking Willian is worth air.

Biggles

Hopefully, we can make it three wins in a row. Palace can be tricky though.

Smiggles

Or 4 even!

Biggles

Whoops, yes four in a row overall. I was really thinking about our last four PL games of the season post the EL exit.

Obama Young

I’ve been hoping to see us play Chambers, Holding, Gabriel, and Tierney together as a back 4 for months now.
Of course the way these things sometimes go, they’ll probably play poorly now that we’ve finally tried it.

EddyF

I like this. Can morph into the 325 in attack.

Leno
Chambers Holding Gabriel
Partey Elneny
ESR Saka
Pepe Auba Tierney

Anders Limpar

So now there is nothing to play for we have a balanced team, players in there strongest positions, form players haven’t been dropped, the kids start…. sigh

Sank

Willock scored another one for Newcastle.

I was not our player we would had been bidding minimum 30 million for him. Arteta should certainly use him properly.

goonero

Arteta couldn’t get a squeek out of him in 30 something appearances last season, wonder what Steve Bruce does that he doesn’t?

Biggles

Part of it must be different team, different players, different tactics, playing time, the player is a little more mature etc. – lots of things, surely. There are numerous examples of players not doing well at Club A then coming into their own at Club B, as Arsenal know only too well to their (very expensive) cost in a few cases. The approach/attitude of the manager may well be another factor, of course. In reality, you just don’t know until/unless Willock returns to us (which I really hope he does) and is given a fair run out so we can… Read more »

The Arsenal

Big fish little pond etc. Proud of him tho and he should be ahead of Ceballos.Elneny and Xhaxa.

bob

How in the hell do Palace still have 11 on the pitch?

Tapps

3 sendings off at least!

Nainsley Aitland Miles

They don’t want to piss off the home fans back in the stadium.

Grabs

If it was other way round we would of had two sent off , on a happier not , ITS HAPPENING AGAIN 🤣

SB Still

We seem to playing to protect the 1 goal advantage, the last 15 will be very nervy. Hope we score another atleast.

SB Still

We have a glimmer of hope and we are refusing to take. Inhibited, handbrake on!

SB Still

I loved Arteta the player but Arteta the manager, I wish he was managing some other club now and joining us a good 2-3 seasons later!

SB Still

Phew!

SB Still

We got the red and blue confused with Barcelona!

Bergkamp2wright

We are dreadful.

Tribe

What is Arteta smoking?
Instead to push and speed up the game and put Martinelli instead of Saka and Lacazette for Auba, he puts Odegaard and pulls Smith-Rowe on the wing.
This kind of management will not be improved by new signings…

Partey’s shirt number matches the amount of times he’s given the ball away in this game.

Martin R

In the first half he was brilliant and his passing was excellent. He slowed down in the second half and was very sloppy.

Tribe

Wow, Xhaka for Tierney. What a phenomenal change. Xhaka on Zaha.
Oh my, oh my.

Ealing

The substitutes combine to score

Gunner08

Good win nice playing from Pepe, and good to see martenneli get on the scoresheet.