Arsenal lost their opening Premier League fixture against West Ham United last Saturday and many would not have seen that coming. Having said that, Arsene Wenger and his charges will be looking to gain maximum points when they travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace on Sunday.
The FA Cup champions lost woefully to the Hammers by 2 goals to nil in their own backyard and they are expected to put in an impressive performance against Palace.
Despite his errors which led to the two goals, Petr Cech is still expected to start in between the sticks after his £10.9m summer switch from Premier League champions Chelsea.
At right back, Hector Bellerin should get the nod and Spanish ace Nacho Monreal is to assume duties at the left-back position. Lanky Germany international Per Mertesacker is highly likely to continue in central defence with France’s Laurent Koscielny his partner.
Francis Coquelin, Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla are expected to start, with Rosicky and Welbeck still out injured. Alexis Sanchez is also set to start the match and the Chilean will likely replace Aaron Ramsey. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be rewarded for his impressive performances in the last two games and is to assumer duties at the right wing.
Lastly, Arsene Wenger could replace the shoddy and sloppy Olivier Giroud with England international Theo Walcott and the former Southampton ace would be expected to the line in attack for the Gunners.