Predicted Arsenal lineup (3-4-2-1) to face Crystal Palace, Mkhitaryan and Ozil start
Arsenal are scheduled to host Crystal Palace in tomorrow's London derby at the Emirates Stadium.
The Gunners are currently occupying the fourth position in the league standings, but they have the opportunity to leapfrog Tottenham Hotspur with a triumph over the Eagles.
Bernd Leno has been undisputed choice for the goalkeeping duties since the beginning of October and there are no concerns regarding his position. He should start between the sticks.
The backline should remain pretty much the same from the midweek, barring Sokratis. The Greek is serving the final game of his two-game domestic ban and Shkodran Mustafi should replace him in the team.
In the midfield, Lucas Torreira appears a certain starter but there remain concerns regarding the fitness of Granit Xhaka, who picked up knock in the midweek European game.
In this absence, Matteo Guendouzi could partner Torreira in the centre of the park, considering Aaron Ramsey has now been ruled for an extended period with a hamstring concern.
In the frontline, Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are likely candidates to feature in the attack and the duo could feature behind Alexandre Lacazette, who may lead the line ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Emery has largely declined to feature both Aubameyang and Lacazette from the starting XI in the league, and the same may continue against Palace in the forthcoming league clash.
Predicted Lineup: Leno; Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Maitland-Niles, Torreira, Guendouzi, Kolasinac; Ozil, Mkhitaryan; Lacazette