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
Crystal Palace injuries and suspensions
Out: Jerome Thomas (calf), Kagisho Dikgacoi (calf), Glenn Murray (knee). In doubt: None.
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)