After recent events, a Europa League spot is highly likely for Arsenal to finish off the season on a high note as they travel to Crystal Palace. The match schedules for Wednesday at 9 pm.
The Eagles put on a show last time out against the Villans ending in a 3-2 win, whereas Gunners had one week to recover from their 1-0 win over rivals Chelsea.
An official statement from the club revealed that manager Roy Hodgson would leave the club. It is a successful career, having managed 16 different teams in eight countries. Rumors have it that manager Frank Lampard is in line to take over at the camp.
The perfect send-off for Roy Hodgson would be a win against the Gunners with the highest possible finish at 11th. However, the Eagles have another tough call on the final day against top-four chasing Liverpool.
On the other hand, all things might not get lost for Gunners who have a slim chance of making the top six race. However, Mikel Arteta needs to pick up wins against Crystal Palace and Brighton on the final matchday. Additionally, hopefully, Everton might drop points in their clash with Wolves.
Moreover, Arteta revealed plans for a hectic summer transfer window to change things at the camp. David Luiz is the first player to leave the side at the end of the season upon the expiry of his contract.
Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal Head to Head
Both sides have 15 games against each other, with Crystal Palace taking two wins while Arsenal wins eight. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Crystal Palace 3-2 Aston Villa
- Southampton 3-1 Crystal Palace
- Sheffield United 0-2 Crystal Palace
- Crystal Palace 0-2 Man City
- Leicester City 2-1 Crystal Palace
- Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal
- Arsenal 3-1 West Brom
- Arsenal 0-0 Villarreal
- Newcastle 0-2 Arsenal
- Villarreal 2-1 Arsenal
Crystal Palace Team News
It remains a waiting game whether Patrick van Aanholt and Luka Milivojevic will be available after missing out in their clash with Villa. However, Mitchell sealed his first goal and cemented his spot at left-back.
Arsenal Team News
Granit Xhaka recovered from a knee injury and might join Thomas Partey in midfield. Bukayo Saka might get a spot on the right-wing to pave the way for Callum Chambers. Concerns remain over Hector Bellerin after picking an injury against Chelsea.
Prediction and Odds
Arteta knows not to underestimate Palace; thus, we expect a strong starting XI to get the job done.
- Arsenal Win
- Goals Under 3.5
- Aubameyang to Score