Arsenal v Crystal Palace – Confirmed lineups: Wenger Suffers Blow As Star Forward Misses Out, Ozil returns

Arsenal take on Crystal Palace in the Premier Leauge today looking to get back to winning ways and keep open a possibility of a top-four finish.

The North London based outfit have dropped eight points behind the top-four after a surprise 2-1 defeat against Bournemouth last weekend.

The London derby today takes place at the Emirates Stadium with a 15:00 (GMT) kick-off.

Arsene Wenger is without star forward Alexis Sanchez. The Chile international has been closely linked with a move to Manchester United in January.

Meanwhile, Mesut Ozil returns to the starting lineup today after missing last weekends encounter with to a knee injury.

The playmaker of Turkish origin has however also been linked with a move away from the north London based club after failing to pen a new deal.

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Arsenal v Crystal Palace Confirmed Lineups:

Arsenal XI: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal Elneny, Wilshere, Xhaka, Ozil, Iwobi, Lacazette

Subs: Ospina, Mertesacker, Kolasinac, Chambers, Maitland-Niles, Nelson, Nketiah

Crystal Palace XI: Hennessey, Fosu-Mensah, Tomkinks, Kelly, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Cabaye, Milivojevic, Zaha, Sako, Benteke

Subs: Speroni, Square, Ward, Delaney, Riedewald, Lee, Townsend