Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace: Preview and TV schedule

Mike Hewitt

Crystal Palace have moved out of the bottom three by stringing together a couple of back-to-back wins, and hope to maintain their momentum against Arsenal on Sunday.

Looking at the league table, you'd expect Arsenal to run away with victory against Crystal Palace on Sunday. Recent form, though, suggests a slightly tougher task awaits the Gunners. Tony Pulis has kickstarted a remarkable revival for a side that looked all but doomed just a few weeks ago, with Palace beating Hull City and Stoke City in their last couple of matches.

However, there's no doubt that Arsenal still really ought to pick up three points and bounce back after stalling against Southampton in their last game. They would move provisionally top of the table with a victory, with Manchester City not playing until their meeting with Chelsea on Monday night.

Arsène Wenger is still combating a lengthy injury list, with three first-choice midfielders out injured or suspended in Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini. Rather ironically, the player the Gunners signed on deadline day to offer injury cover in the centre of the park, Kim Källström, is also injured. Palace only have three names on their injury list, and could hand debuts to the mammoth five players they brought in on deadline day.

Arsenal injuries and suspensions

Out: Abou Diaby (knee), Yaya Sanogo (back), Theo Walcott (knee), Jack Wilshere (ankle), Aaron Ramsey (thigh), Mathieu Flamini (suspended), Kim Källström (back). In doubt: None.

Crystal Palace injuries and suspensions

Out: Jerome Thomas (calf), Kagisho Dikgacoi (calf), Glenn Murray (knee). In doubt: None.

Projected lineups

Arsenal: Wojciech Szczęsny; Kieran Gibbs, Per Mertesacker, Laurent Koscielny, Bacary Sagna; Mikel Arteta, Tomáš Rosický; Santi Cazorla, Mesut Özil, Serge Gnabry; Olivier Giroud.

Crystal Palace: Julián Speroni; Dean Moxey, Damien Delaney, Danny Gabbidon, Adrian Mariappa; Jason Puncheon, Mile Jedinak, Joel Ward, Yannick Bolasie; Marouane Chamakh; Cameron Jerome.

Match Date/Time: Sunday, 4 p.m. local, 11 a.m. ET

Venue: Emirates Stadium, London, England

TV: NBCSN (U.S.), Sportsnet World (Canada), Sky Sports 1/HD (U.K.)

Online: NBC Sports Live Extra (U.S.), Sky Go (U.K.), Arsenal Player (U.K. and international)

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