There is little doubt that Arsene Wenger will have been working hard with the Arsenal squad in training this week, with the aim of getting the Gunners to put right the problems that led to our shock home defeat to West Ham last Sunday.
There is a lot for the boss to work on for sure, because Arsenal were poor all over the pitch, but one of the main aims must surely to be our failure to create many chances despite dominating possession. And while our lack of chances left Olivier Giroud with not a lot to work on, I think that Wenger might just shuffle his pack and start with Theo Walcott through the middle tomorrow.
This would not be a punishment for Giroud but a tactical switch and one I think could be a great move. With Alexis Sanchez fit and ready to go and with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looking good and having been the only player that impressed in our first game, Arsenal would have a front three blessed with blistering pace and danger.
With Crystal Palace in good confidence and playing at home, they are likely to be more adventurous than West Ham were and that should bring our counter attacking more into play. So are the Ox, Alexis and Walcott going to be the key to Arsenal bouncing straight back with a much needed win?