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Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal Official Teams and Preview

Arsene Wenger is well aware of the importance of the run of games coming up for the Gunners, with Chelsea in the league cup, Dortmund away, and Liverpool and Manchester United in the Premier League. The domestic title is the big one, though, and Wenger has no intention of taking it easy against today’s opposition Crystal Palace.

The boss is clearly taking no chances for the game, because he has decided against resting key players like Ozil and Ramsey, even though they looked tired on Tuesday. Wenger has made just two changes, but both Rosicky and Wilshere will be on the bench, so Jack’s ankle must be alright. This could be the game when Godzilla (Giroud, Ozil, Cazorla) really comes to the party.

Jack still believes! (…..Arsenal can win the title)

Now we all know that Jack Wilshere is Arsenal through-and-through, but could he really be serious that he believes that Arsenal can still win the title, despite being 18 points behind Man United in eighth place right now, in fact we are only nine points above the relegation places!

The Gunners have won just two of their last seven games, and were knocked out of the League Cup by lowly Bradford last week, but Jack is still using the word “realistically” whereas “extremely hopefully” would be more accurate!

Could Bayern’s Brazilian be the one to strengthen Arsenal midfield?

Rumour has it that Arsene Wenger has identified the Brazilian Luis Gustavo as the man to add some much needed steel to the spine of the Arsenal team. Wenger was heavily linked with a number of defensive midfielders in the summer, but nobody joined. The Arsenal boss seemed to have been proved right earlier in the season, when Abou Diaby was playing, but his injury woes have struck again.

The Gunners cannot afford to rely on the fitness of Diaby, and so Wenger is likely to sign a combative midfielder in January. The Mail reports that Gustavo, the 25-year old Bayern Munich midfielder, has jumped to the top of Wenger’s list after reports that the Brazilian had fallen out with his bosses at the German club.