Arsenal vs Crystal Palace – Premier League: Live score and updates

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace LIVE: Rob Holding starts at centre back in place of the injured William Saliba for the Premier League leaders – as Eagles interim Paddy McCarthy names his first side since Patrick Vieira’s sacking

Follow Sportsmail’s live blog for the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Crystal Palace. 

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Teenage goalkeeper Joe Whitworth keeps his place in goal for the visitors.

Michael Olise and Wilfried Zaha both start, but there is no place in the squad for Albert Sambi Lokonga who is ineligible as he is on loan from Arsenal.

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Arsenal have made just one change to the team that beat Fulham last weekend.

As expected, William Saliba misses out with a back injury, and is replaced by Rob Holding.

Fresh off the back of three assists last weekend, Leandro Trossard will lead the line once more.


💪 Holding at the back
🧱 Xhaka in midfield
🪄 Trossard up top
Let’s finish strongly before the international break!

Former Palace player Paddy McCarthy will be in the dugout for today’s game, and could get the job until the end of the season.

However, there are plenty of other names in the mix, including ex-Palace boss Roy Hodgson, who could be in line for a sensational return to Selhurst Park on a short-term deal.

Man United boss Erik ten Hag controversially claimed earlier this week that Arsenal have been fortunate with injuries this season.

He might want to revise that statement after Thursday night’s match as William Saliba and Takehiro Tomiyasu both limped off in the early stages against Sporting.

It’s going to be fascinating to see how the Gunners line up this afternoon. Team news is less than 15 minutes away.

Without a win in 2023, Crystal Palace decided to call time on Patrick Vieira’s time at Selhurst Park on Friday.

Just two days after that bold call, will they upset the odds and beat the league leaders today?

It’s all come down to Premier League glory for Arsenal.

The Gunners were knocked out of the Europa League by Sporting Lisbon on Thursday, and Mikel Arteta has labelled today’s game ‘a final’.

Can Arsenal get straight back to winning ways at the Emirates?

Welcome to our live coverage of today’s Premier League clash between Arsenal and Crystal Palace.

The final top-flight match before the international break is less than 90 minutes away, with kick-off at 2pm.

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