Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal visit Crystal Palace this evening (8pm kick-off) needing a win to keep the pressure on the Premier League’s top four.
The Gunners saw Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United all win over the weekend to open up a slight gap on Wenger’s side, although victory for the North London outfit at Selhurst Park tonight would move them back above United into fifth, and to within four points of Pep Guardiola’s City in fourth.
And with a game in hand over the Citizens, even after tonight’s clash, Wenger’s men will still feel that they can record a 21st successive top four finish come May.
However, it won’t be easy against a Palace side resurgent under Sam Allardyce, and looking upwards after winning four of their last five Premier League games.
They go into tonight’s encounter three points clear of the bottom three, and although they can’t move up a place even with a win this evening, the Eagles know that victory would take them a step closer to ensuring their Premier League status is in tact come May.
Nonetheless, Wenger’s Arsenal will be confident of recording a second successive league victory, although the 67-year-old may make a few changes to his starting eleven.
Thus, here are THREE Arsenal players who deserve a chance against Palace this evening…