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Arsenal XI vs Crystal Palace: line-up planned, squad news confirmed, latest Premier League injury

Granit Xhaka is the only big absentee as he is still recovering from a knee injury he sustained last month.

Gabriel Martinelli is also uncertain after suffering an unspecified injury last week, but he was unlikely to start anyway.

Arteta may well name the same side that drew 0-0 with Brighton before the international break, but he could choose to change midfield.

Given that Arsenal are at home, the Spaniard may prefer to settle in a 4-3-3 formation – with an attacking midfielder trio consisting of Emile Smith Rowe, Martin Odegaard and Thomas Partey.

This would see Albert Sambi Lokonga give up the side and Nicolas Pepe would arrive to play side.

Arsenal predicted XI: Ramsdale; Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tierney; Smith Rowe, Partey, Odegaard; Saka, Aubameyang, Pépé.

On Monday 8:00 p.m. GMT, Sky Sports

Arsenal squad of: Leno, Ramsdale, Okonkwo; Cédric, Chambers, Gabriel, Holding, Kolasinac, Mari, Tavares, Tierney, Tomiyasu, White; Elneny, Lokonga, Maitland-Niles, Odegaard, Partey, Saka, Smith Rowe; Aubameyang, Balogun, Lacazette, Martinelli, Nketiah and Pepe.

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