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ARS vs CRY: How the Gunners could line up without injured players.

Mikel Arteta's Arsenal will welcome Crystal Palace and their manager Patrick Vieira at the Emirates as the Gunners aim to take all 3 points later tonight.

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Arsenal, who seem to have return to a balanced form before the international break, will be looking to continue the positivity by recording a win tonight.

Ahead of the game, Arsenal have two major injury worries in its side. Granit Xhaka's injury is long-term while Gabriel Martinelli, who picked up an injury during the international break, is unlikely to make it to the squad list.

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In this article, we'll be taking a look at how the Gunners lineup could look like without these players. Check it out below:


Mikel Arteta is likely to use the 4-3-3 formation according to some sports media outlets like Hard Tackle and Sports Mole.

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In the backline, there is unlikely to be changes made with Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ben White, Gabriel and Kieran Tierney all expected to start in front of Aaron Ramsdale, who will continue to keep Bernd Leno on the bench.


As for the middle of the park, Thomas Partey is expected to start as a defensive-midfielder with Smith-Rowe and Martin Odegaard lining up in front of him.


As for the positions up front, Bukayo Saka is expected to be drifted to the left-wing while Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe occupy the central and right wing positions respectively.

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See the illustration of the possible lineup:

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The game promises to be a very interesting one we're going to see the return of Arsenal legend, Patrick Vieira to the Emirates Stadium, now as a coach of the opposition side.

Key Stat

Arsenal Football Club has won none of their last three meetings with Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium.

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