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October 1 2023 11.52pm

Palace v Arsenal

Selhurst Park, Monday 8.00pm

Yohan Cabaye

Yohan Cabaye

Team news

Crystal Palace midfielder Yohan Cabaye is the latest player to be added to the Premier League's longest injury list after sustaining a calf strain at Southampton.

He joins Scott Dann (knee), James Tomkins (calf), Fraizer Campbell (leg) and Patrick van Aanholt (ankle) out of action.

James McArthur (back) could come in for Cabaye after recovering from injury and fellow midfielder Joe Ledley is available again after his wife gave birth.

Arsenal's third-choice keeper Emiliano Martinez will keep his place in the side with with both Petr Cech (calf) and David Ospina (back) injured.

Laurent Koscielny (achilles) and Lucas Perez (thigh) are sidelined, while Francis Coquelin is available again.

Palace (from): Hennessey, Mandanda, Speroni, Ward, Kelly, Delaney, Sakho, Fryers, McArthur, Milivojevic, Ledley, Townsend, Kaikai, Zaha, Sako, Remy, Schlupp, Lee, Benteke.

Arsenal (from): Martinez, Macey, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Mertesacker, Mustafi, Monreal, Gibbs, Maitland-Niles, Coquelin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Walcott, Reine-Adelaide, Iwobi, Sanchez, Giroud, Welbeck.


Roy Hodgson

"At the moment, we eased the pressure with four on the trot but we're a long, long way to go until we're safe but we've given ourselves an excellent chance of avoiding relegation now.

"I will be very, very disappointed, having worked so hard to get this chance, if we throw it away in the last eight games. We have eight games and I think eight points will be enough.

"Maybe past experience that I've had in saving teams in this position and the quality of the players that we've seen over the last four games, it is more like their potential in terms of performance.

"It is a tough run in and it will go to the wire. In the end, who can hold their nerve is the key to success when the pressure is on you at this level, when you get down to the single game mark and the bell starts ringing that time is running out."

Arsene Wenger

"Yohan Cabaye is a good player. We were interested in him at one stage when he was at Newcastle. He is a very good passer of the ball but Palace have a big squad with many good players. Having one player out is not always a problem for these clubs.

"It was a big surprise [Palace beating Chelsea] for sure because they played away from home. It was a shock for Chelsea.

"But it’s what we’ve seen since the start of the season - surprising results because the difference between the teams has become shorter so anything can happen in any game. But it doesn’t change my thinking about Monday. We know we have to be at our best."

Arsenal - league stats

Position Played Won Drawn Lost Points
6th 29 16 6 7 54

Full league table

Last five results

Date Type Home Team Score Away Team  
01/01/2017 League Arsenal 2 - 0 Crystal Palace loss
17/04/2016 League Arsenal 1 - 1 Crystal Palace draw
16/08/2015 League Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Arsenal loss
21/02/2015 League Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Arsenal loss
16/08/2014 League Arsenal 2 - 1 Crystal Palace loss

All time results

Last meeting

Arsenal 2-0 Palace

Sunday January 01 2017

Arsenal: Cech, Koscielny, Bellerin, Gabriel, Monreal, Xhaka, Iwobi (Oxlade-Chamberlain, 77), Elneny (Coquelin, 72), Perez (Ramsey, 72), Sanchez, Giroud

Subs not used: Maitland-Niles, Ospina, Mustafi, Reine Adelaide

Goals: Giroud (17), Iwobi (56)

Bookings: Monreal

Palace: Hennessey, Dann, Ward, Tomkins, Kelly, Townsend (Lee, 71), Cabaye (Mutch, 65), Puncheon, Zaha, Flamini, Benteke (Campbell, 77)

Subs not used: Speroni, Husin, Sako, Fryers, Phillips

Bookings: Tomkins

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