Arsenal vs Crystal Palace LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

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Arsenal returned to winning ways in emphatic fashion with a 5-0 drubbing of Crystal Palace to climb one place to third in the Premier League. Gabriel's headed goal from a corner and a Dean Henderson own goal - also largely the work of Gabriel - put Mikel Arteta's side in control in the first half, and with Palace looking lacklustre, Leandro Trossard increased the lead just short of the hour as he finished off a sweeping move.

Substitute Gabriel Martinelli confirmed Arsenal's superiority and added some gloss to the scoreline with two almost identical finishes in stoppage time. Palace, who are 14th, had a few chances of their own and almost equalised when Jefferson Lerma's swerving shot was well-saved by David Raya shortly before Arsenal made it 2-0.

Such was Arsenal's comfort that Arteta was able to make four substitutions late on with Declan Rice, Kai Havertz, Trossard and Gabriel all being given a breather. Arsenal's victory ended a run of three successive defeats in all competitions and put them level on points with Aston Villa and champions Manchester City.

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace latest news

  • GOAL! Martinelli nets stoppage-time brace

  • GOAL! Trossard adds third after slick counter

  • GOAL! Second for Gabriel before half-time

  • GOAL! Gabriel heads Arsenal into early lead

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15:16 , Matt Verri

After three defeats on the spin, this was just what the doctor ordered as Arsenal got back on track with a thumping win over Crystal Palace.

Mikel Arteta had admitted the Gunners could not afford to slip up again if they want to stay in the title race.

With that in mind, this clash against Crystal Palace was all about Arsenal getting three points - and in the end, they did so in style.

The win moves them up to third in the Premier League and two points off leaders Liverpool, who travel to Bournemouth on Sunday.

This was Arsenal’s first game since January 7, when they were dumped out of the FA Cup by Liverpool, and it will have lifted some of the doom and gloom around Emirates Stadium.

For so long it looked like a performance that would not live long in the memory, but Arsenal put Palace to the sword late on after relying on their usual strengths this season early on.

Read our full analysis here!

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Player ratings

14:43 , Matt Verri

David Raya 8

One of his best performances in an Arsenal shirt. Distribution was excellent and he played a big hand in the third goal.

William Saliba 7

Oozed class with his performance, which included one audacious turn inside his box to lose an attacker. Barely put a foot wrong all game.

Gabriel 8

Opened the scoring with a header from a corner and thought he had another, but it was given as an own-goal. Dominant defensively.

Read our full Arsenal ratings here!


Too easy for Martinelli...

14:36 , Matt Verri

Palace very generous in helping the Brazilian find some form in front of goal...

Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

14:31 , Matt Verri

A case of job well done for Arsenal. Two set-pieces goals to add to the tally - and three well-taken goals on the counter.

Palace crumbled late on but Arsenal made them pay. Up to third in the Premier League.

FT: Arsenal 5-0 Crystal Palace

14:27 , Matt Verri

That's full-time.

Brilliant afternoon for Arsenal, who were in control from the moment Gabriel headed home early on.

A Henderson own goal doubled the lead, before Trossard put the result beyond doubt and Martinelli scored a late brace.

GOAL! Arsenal 5-0 Crystal Palace | Gabriel Martinelli 90+5'

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And almost a carbon copy, Palace falling apart.

Again Martinelli allowed to charge down the left, again he curls a finish into that corner.

GOAL! Arsenal 4-0 Crystal Palace | Gabriel Martinelli 90+4'

14:23 , Matt Verri

That caps a pretty perfect afternoon for the Gunners!

Played in down the left, opens up his body and guides a finish low into the far corner.

Arsenal 3-0 Crystal Palace

14:21 , Matt Verri

90+1 mins: Six minutes added on.

Palace supporters are protesting in the away end, banners are going up.

"Wasted potential on and off the pitch, weak decisions taking us backwards," one says.

Arsenal 3-0 Crystal Palace

14:19 , Matt Verri

89 mins: Andersen keeping Arsenal at bay, as the Gunners continue to get in down the left wing.

Ball falls for Zinchenko, who sends a tame effort straight at Henderson.

Arsenal 3-0 Crystal Palace

14:16 , Matt Verri

86 mins: Zinchenko played in on the overlap, Andersen does brilliantly to read the cut-back. Arsenal had so many players forward.

And again, this time as Martinelli looks to pick someone out.

Arsenal 3-0 Crystal Palace

14:13 , Matt Verri

84 mins: Franca on for Palance and he can lead a counter on the right.

Cuts inside, looks to poke the ball through to Mateta but Kiwior is there to intercept.

Arsenal 3-0 Crystal Palace

14:11 , Matt Verri

81 mins: Final two Arsenal changes.

Jesus replaced by Nketiah, and Gabriel is off for Kiwior.

Gabriel had gone down, bit of an injury scare for the Gunners, but he looks ok as he walks off and sits on the bench.

Arsenal 3-0 Crystal Palace

14:08 , Matt Verri

78 mins: Eze with a brilliant turn away from Odegaard, glides into pace and slides a pass wide to Mitchell. Ball in, charged down. Corner.

Swung in and once again Gabriel is there in the middle to head clear.

Arsenal 3-0 Crystal Palace

14:05 , Matt Verri

75 mins: Smith Rowe looks very sharp considering his lack of minutes, some really nice touches.

Arsenal flood forward, so many bodies in attack. May have jinxed Smith Rowe, who can't take Jesus' pass in his stride.

Would have been clean through.

Arsenal 3-0 Crystal Palace

14:03 , Matt Verri

73 mins: We'll get one of those changes for now.

Rice will get 20 minutes or so of rest, as Jorginho comes on.

Arsenal 3-0 Crystal Palace

14:01 , Matt Verri

72 mins: Martinelli very keen to make an impact, he's come on and has tried to run with the ball at every opportunity.

Looks like Kiwior and Jorginho will be coming on for the Gunners before long.

Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

13:59 , Matt Verri

A great reception for Emile Smith Rowe as he comes on. Fans making it clear they want him to stay.

Arsenal 3-0 Crystal Palace

13:58 , Matt Verri

69 mins: Jesus offside for about the 25th time today, this time play waved on as Palace have the ball.

Arsenal making a couple of changes. Popular ones too.

Martinelli and Smith Rowe on, as Trossard and Havertz make way.

Arsenal 3-0 Crystal Palace

13:56 , Matt Verri

66 mins: Another Palace corner, deep towards Andersen but it's over everyone.

Whipped back in, Havertz heads it out and Schlupp scuffs a volley back in. Rice completes the clearing job.

Arsenal 3-0 Crystal Palace

13:53 , Matt Verri

64 mins: Needless from Jesus, trips Eze just outside the box. Dangerous position.

It will be Eze to take, plenty of power and Raya tips it over. Was straight at him.

Arsenal 3-0 Crystal Palace

13:51 , Matt Verri

62 mins: And now Arsenal really are flying.

Jesus swivels into space, plays it through to Trossard. Cross finds Odegaard, he lays it off for Jesus and the shot is blocked.

Offside flag goes up, wouldn't have counted anyway.

Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

13:50 , Matt Verri

Nearly all the Arsenal side went to celebrate with Trossard there, but not Gabriel.

He turned and pointed to Raya before hugging him. The goalkeeper's throw started all that.

GOAL! Arsenal 3-0 Crystal Palace | Leandro Trossard 59'

13:49 , Matt Verri

It was very dramatic from Jesus, as Clyne pulled him back. Not enough contact, according to VAR. On we go.

Palace win a corner at the other end, comes to nothing and Raya starts the counter.

Jesus away down the right, squares it for Trossard. He cuts inside onto that right foot, and fires past Henderson! Ruthless.

Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace

13:47 , Matt Verri

57 mins: Odegaard slides the ball outside to Jesus, not a great pass and the Brazilian has to slow down.

Angle narrows for the shot, deflected behind for a corner.

Odegaard whips it in deep, patient from the Gunners before Saka shoots. Blocked, Jesus goes for the rebound... and goes down. No penalty!

Arsenal furious.

Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

13:44 , Matt Verri

Some interesting movement from Arsenal in attack.

Havertz has gone out right at times since the break, with Saka playing as the left No8.

Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace

13:43 , Matt Verri

53 mins: Palace need to get the ball to Eze more. Arsenal struggling to get it off him when he does run with it.

Problem is, he's playing out on the left and not really getting involved much.

Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace

13:40 , Matt Verri

50 mins: Great ball out from Raya, Arsenal away on the break.

Jesus in so much space on the right. Saka goes down in the middle, ball cut back to Trossard... swings at thin air. Big chance.

Saka wants a penalty, not going to get it though.

Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace

13:39 , Matt Verri

49 mins: Bad news for those with Gabriel in their FPL teams. That second Arsenal goal has gone down as a Henderson own goal.

Eze, meanwhile, lets fly from distance, Raya turns it behind. Eze takes the corner himself, Arsenal goalkeeper comfortably claims.

Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace

13:36 , Matt Verri

47 mins: Arsenal win a corner inside a minute of the restart. Palace still haven't learned their lesson - Gabriel able to get up again, this time he can't make contact with the header.

Comes out to Rice, who shoots straight at Henderson from distance.

Back underway!

13:34 , Matt Verri

Second-half is up and running.

13:32 , Matt Verri

Graham Potter is at the Emirates this afternoon, watching on.

He's been linked with the Crystal Palace job before - not sure Roy Hodgson will be delighted to hear of his presence.

Gabriel or Henderson?

13:28 , Matt Verri

Looks like it could eventually be deemed an own goal...

Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

13:22 , Matt Verri

The hosts are two goals to the good thanks to a brace from Gabriel...Magalhaes.

Both goals coming from set-pieces, one from either side. Arsenal in control and feels like a chance for forwards to get their confidence back.

HT: Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace

13:20 , Matt Verri

So far, so good for Arsenal.

The threat from set-pieces has been the difference in the first-half, Gabriel with at least one goal and maybe two. Second header may go down as an own goal though.

The Gunners in charge at the break.


Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace

13:18 , Matt Verri

45+3 mins: Lovely move, as Jesus clips a ball over the top.

One touch from Trossard to bring it down, a second to fire over the bar. Looked like it took a deflection... goal-kick given.

Arsenal players convinced it should have been a corner, replays suggest they are right.

Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace

13:17 , Matt Verri

45+2 mins: Arsenal just keeping the ball now, happy to see this through to half-time.

Jesus gets them back on the attack though, switch out to Saka. Dangerous ball in, headed away.

Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace

13:16 , Matt Verri

45 mins: Lerma fine to continue after that lengthy stoppage.

Four minutes added on at the end of the half.

Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace

13:13 , Matt Verri

43 mins: Break in place as Lerma lands really awkwardly.

Challenged in the air with Jesus, and the Palace man looks to have landed head first.

Physios are swiftly on.

Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

13:12 , Matt Verri

Not sure the script writers got the memo about which Gabriel needed to score a hat-trick today...

Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace

13:11 , Matt Verri

40 mins: Arsenal win a free-kick out wide, after a brilliant turn from Jesus.

Guess what? Clipped towards Gabriel, ducks under it this time with Zinchenko free.

His first ball back in is cleared, with Gabriel lurking, and Zinchenko then sends a shot wide.

Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace

13:09 , Matt Verri

38 mins: These corners have been brilliant from Arsenal.

Gabriel won the header, hit Henderson on the back of the head and then went in. May well go down as an own goal.

Brief VAR check, Henderson thought he was fouled. Goal given.

GOAL! Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace | Gabriel 37'

13:07 , Matt Verri

Odegaard again has a chance to get a shot away in the box, opts to flick it outside to Saka. Mitchell across to concede a corner.

Gabriel the target again?

Yep... AND SCORES AGAIN! Brilliant ball in, chaos at the back post and it's bundled home.

Arsenal 1-0 Crystal Palace

13:04 , Matt Verri

34 mins: Terrible clearance from Raya, straight to Lerma. He goes for goal from distance, Raya parries it behind for a corner.

It's a really poor ball from Eze though, Havertz heads it away at the near post.

Arsenal 1-0 Crystal Palace

13:03 , Matt Verri

32 mins: Eze smashes the free-kick into the wall, before Clyne fires an effort of his own at goal.

Not on target, but very nearly falls perfectly for Mateta. Striker can't react quickly enough though.

Arsenal 1-0 Crystal Palace

13:01 , Matt Verri

30 mins: Arsenal have already been caught offside a fair few times. Jesus in particular a bit too keen o make runs and get involved.

Eze brings Palace forward, he's been really sharp on the ball. Wins a free-kick in a great position, as Rice lunges in.

Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

12:58 , Matt Verri

Arsenal's joy is coming when they are able to draw Palace out of their low block.

Eagles starting to push higher up the pitch now after going behind.

Arsenal 1-0 Crystal Palace

12:57 , Matt Verri

26 mins: Wouldn't say Arsenal have looked hugely threatening in open play, but they're certainly in control of this match.

Arteta will be desperate for a second goal though, to really ease any nerves.

Arsenal 1-0 Crystal Palace

12:54 , Matt Verri

23 mins: Havertz with an incredibly optimistic penalty appeal.

Goes down in the box, slight contact from Andersen, and Havertz basically catches the ball as he falls over. Free-kick for handball.

Arsenal 1-0 Crystal Palace

12:52 , Matt Verri

22 mins: White slides a great pass through to Saka, who just about keeps himself onside. Tries to square it for Jesus, Richards intercepts and turns the ball behind for a corner.

Saka to the near post this time, Gabriel powers a header wide. Palace cannot deal with him at set-pieces.

Arsenal 1-0 Crystal Palace

12:50 , Matt Verri

20 mins: Trossard and Havertz both making good runs in behind, stretching the Palace defence.

A bit too keen there from Trossard though, as Jesus fires it into him. Offside.

Arsenal 1-0 Crystal Palace

12:47 , Matt Verri

17 mins: Palace having their first decent spell of possession of the match.

Arsenal solid in their shape though and then pick their moment to press, as Palace go all the way back and Henderson shanks a clearance out of play.

Arsenal 1-0 Crystal Palace

12:44 , Matt Verri

14 mins: Arsenal full of confidence now, White wins a corner as he flies forward on the overlap.

Richards again tasked with marking Gabriel, Saka to swing the ball in.

Gabriel not far away from getting on the end of it, it bounces off Lerma and onto the bar! Inches away from a second goal, in bizarre fashion.

Simon Collings at the Emirates Stadium

12:42 , Matt Verri

A goal from a set-piece...may I point you in the direction of a piece all about Arsenal's work on them elsewhere on Standard Sport.

Click here to read that!

GOAL! Arsenal 1-0 Crystal Palace | Gabriel 11'

12:41 , Matt Verri

Nice ball from Zinchenko to open up Palace, Henderson doesn't come for it so Trossard keeps the attack going. Cross is charged down, corner.

Rice swings it in... and Gabriel powers a header home at the back post!

Just too strong in the air.

Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace

12:38 , Matt Verri

7 mins: Just so many bodies for Arsenal to get through.

Odegaard scoops a ball over the top to Havertz, drops for Jesus and he lashes a shot over the bar as he loses his balance.

Simon Collings at the Emirates

12:37 , Matt Verri

Really feels like an afternoon where Arsenal could do with an early goal. The past month has been full of frustration and breaking the deadlock early would release the pressure valve.

Biggest takeaway from the first few minutes? Crystal Palace assistant Ray Lewington is wearing shorts.

Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace

12:35 , Matt Verri

5 mins: Zinchenko whips a ball into the middle, Richards doesn't deal with it and the ball falls for Odegaard.

He has space to get a shot away, tries to work it onto his left though and takes too long. Chance goes.

Arsenal 0-0 Crystal Palace

12:32 , Matt Verri

2 mins: It's a back five for Palace this afternoon - fair to say Arsenal are going to see plenty of the ball.

Sharp start from the Gunners, moving the ball around nicely.


12:30 , Matt Verri

Underway at the Emirates!

Here we go!

12:26 , Matt Verri

Players are out onto the pitch in north London.

Plenty of talk from the Arsenal camp about how good the trip to Dubai has been for them - time to find out just how true that is.

Not long now!

12:21 , Matt Verri

Just a few minutes until the players are in the tunnel.

Roy Hodgson under pressure amid Palace's poor run of form, but the 76-year-old isn't ready to retire to the beach just yet...

How it stands...

12:15 , Matt Verri

Arsenal will move up to third in the Premier League table with victory this afternoon.

They would be only two points behind Liverpool at the top, but Jurgen Klopp's side have the chance to extend their advantage again tomorrow against Bournemouth.

Hodgson says Palace aren't in a relegation fight, but they do sit just five points clear of the bottom three. Any positive result this afternoon would be a big boost.

Arteta: Arsenal had phenomenal camp

12:09 , Matt Verri

Mikel Arteta is confident his side will feel the benefit of their hard work in Dubai as they look to rejuvenate their stalled title bid.

It's one win in seven matches for Arsenal heading into this match, but Arteta believes the mood has been lifted.

“It was great, it was a phenomenal camp in every sense,” he said.

“We worked really hard on things that we wanted to do, and we recharged our batteries.

“The context and the change in environment in beautiful weather helped, and the togetherness and the moments that we shared together were great. We feel fully recharged.”


Pre-match thoughts from Hodgson

12:05 , Matt Verri

"We are looking forward to getting back to it, you should always look forward to coming to Arsenal," the Palace boss tells TNT Sports.

"Our job today is to focus on the task at hand, we know what problems Arsenal can cause us and we have to be aware and combat that.

"We won't have much of the ball but when we do have it we have to make sure we do something with it. We have to ask them questions in the same way they will ask plenty of us."

For the first time in 2024...

11:57 , Matt Verri

It's January 20, but this is Arsenal's first Premier League match of the year.

Coming off a winter break, it really is a chance for a fresh start for the Gunners.

Have to make it count.

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Arsenal address set-piece weakness

11:50 , Matt Verri

The break in the calendar has allowed Arsenal to address some of the issues that have derailed their season — and set-pieces is a key area where they must get back on track.

Arsenal have scored 11 goals from attacking set-pieces in the Premier League this season, the joint-most along with Everton. They conceded just one goal from corners in their first 14 Premier League games but have since shipped four in the past six matches.

Able to intensify their training sessions in a sunnier climate, Arsenal worked on both their attacking and defensive set-piece routines in Dubai.

The man leading sessions on corners and free-kicks is set-piece coach Nicolas Jover, who helped make Arsenal one of the best set-piece teams in the Premier League before their recent drop-off. Jover has worked wonders since joining Arsenal in 2021.

He likes to keep sessions short (ideally 10 to 15 minutes long) to ensure he has players’ attention. His instructions are clear and simple, while Arsenal have even sometimes erected a giant screen at the side of the training pitch to play clips on.

Read more on that here!

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Simon Collings at the Emirates

11:43 , Matt Verri

Can Arsenal produce a much-needed clinical display in front of goal?

Jesus and Zinchenko start

11:37 , Matt Verri

Big boost for Arsenal to have Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko starting, having both been injury doubts.

Kai Havertz lines up in midfield, with Jorginho dropping to the bench having started in the FA Cup defeat to Liverpool, and Leandro Trossard is preferred to Gabriel Martinelli.

For Palace, Dean Henderson comes into the side in goal as promised, and Jean-Philippe Mateta gets the nod to lead the line.

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Crystal Palace team news

11:33 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Henderson, Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Lerma, Richards, Hughes, Eze, Mateta, Schlupp

Subs: Johnstone, Tomkins, Matheus Franca, Edouard, Ebiowei, Ahamada, Riedewald, Adaramola, Ozoh.

Arsenal team news

11:31 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Raya, White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko, Odegaard,Rice, Havertz, Saka, Jesus, Trossard

Subs: Ramsdale, Smith Rowe, Martinelli, Nketiah, Kiwior, Cedric, Jorginho, Nelson, Walters

Stage is set!

11:27 , Matt Verri

Team news coming up in the next few minutes...

Arsenal need Brazilian duo to hit form

11:23 , Matt Verri

A two-week break and some sun in Dubai has helped lift the gloom around Arsenal.

Back-to-back Premier League defeats and an FA Cup exit to Liverpool preceded their warm-weather training camp, but Arsenal still believe they can achieve something special this season.

After three defeats on the spin, the Gunners looked in desperate need of a break, and the eight-day training camp offered them the chance to reset.

Nowhere was that needed more than in attack, where Arsenal had 61 shots in their last three games but scored just once.

Gabriel Jesus has struggled with form and fitness all season, and the same goes for fellow Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli.

At this stage last season, Jesus and Martinelli had scored 12 goals between them. So far this campaign, they have managed just five.

Read our full preview here!

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Hodgson: Palace won't be relegated

11:14 , Matt Verri

Roy Hodgson insists Crystal Palace will not get sucked into a relegation fight.

Palace have won just one of their last 11 matches and head to Arsenal just five points above the drop zone.

The injury-hit Eagles are 14th in the table and have finished between 10th and 15th position every season since their return to the top flight in 2013. They went out of the FA Cup on Wednesday as Everton beat them 1-0 in a third-round replay at Goodison Park.

Asked what his side have left to play for this season, now that they are out of both cup competitions, a frosty Hodgson replied: “What do Brentford hope for, what do Fulham hope for, what do [Nottingham] Forest hope for?"

He added: “I don’t see us [finishing] in the top six. The players we have, the way we are, the organisation and group of players we’re working with, I’m certain they’ll get us clear of relegation.

“Around us we’ve got a lot of teams in the same neck of the woods as we are, but a few are a few points above us at the moment.”

Frank confident Toney will stay

11:06 , Matt Verri

Thomas Frank has said that Brentford have not yet received any bids for Ivan Toney, amid interest from Arsenal and Chelsea.

The striker will make his first-team return this evening against Nottingham Forest after an eight-month ban for breaching gambling rules.

Toney has said it is "obvious" that he wants to play for "a big club", and Frank will be relieved when the January window closes.

“It is 99 point something [per cent clear] that he will stay here,” said Frank. “But football is crazy, so you never know what is going to happen tomorrow. He is very committed to help the team.

"It is 99 point something [per cent clear] that Ivan Toney will stay at Brentford.

"I spoke with him yesterday about it. We just have that point zero something number of craziness in football that you can’t rule out.”


Timber could return this season

10:56 , Matt Verri

Mikel Arteta is hopeful that Jurrien Timber could still play for Arsenal again this season.

The defender suffered a serious knee injury back in August when making his Premier League debut for the Gunners against Nottingham Forest and has been out of action ever since.

However, the 22-year-old has now begun working on the grass and did some basic passing drills last week during Arsenal’s warm-weather training camp in Dubai.

It has raised hope that Timber may return this season and give Arsenal a boost during the run-in.

“There is a possibility, but at the moment he’s still very far from competing,” said Arteta, when quizzed on Timber’s potential comeback.

“That’s the realistic picture of it. Are we hopeful that he could have a realistic impact before the end of the season?

“If everything goes well, it looks like that might happen. At the moment though it’s too early to make that call.”

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Hodgson: Palace pushing for signings

10:49 , Matt Verri

Roy Hodgson says Crystal Palace are "working hard" to complete "at least a couple" of signings in the January transfer window.

Palace, like the majority of Premier League clubs, are yet to sign any players so far this month, but they have been linked with a number of targets.

The Eagles are keen to strengthen in a number of areas, including at full-back and in central midfield. Hodgson admitted this week that he would like to work with Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips, but acknowledged the player will have plenty of interested parties.

Standard Sport understands that Palace continue to monitor long-term centre-back targets such as Valencia’s Cristhian Mosquera and Peterborough's Ronnie Edwards, but reinforcements in that position may have to wait until the summer.

“I can’t give any update in regard to any player, but [sporting director] Doug Freedman and [chairman] Steve Parish are working hard to try to bring a couple of players at least into the club," Hodgson said.

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Smith Rowe to stay at Arsenal

10:42 , Matt Verri

Arsenal have no plans to loan Emile Smith Rowe to West Ham and the midfielder is determined to fight for his place.

The Hammers are in the market for attacking reinforcements and have expressed an interest in Smith Rowe.

The 23-year-old has battled injury problems over the past 18 months and has started just one Premier League game this season.

Arsenal, however, have no interest in loaning out Smith Rowe and he is also focused on winning back his place in the Gunners team.

“I’m really happy with Emile,” said Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta on Friday. “He’s in the right trajectory. Now, he’s settled, he’s training really well and you know I'm not going to talk about individual situations.

“Emile is Emile. We know he’s got incredible qualities and we're really happy to have him. What he needs now is chances to put all the desire and quality that he has on the pitch. In order to do that we have to give him minutes.”

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Early start!

10:33 , Matt Verri

The Arsenal ground staff have been up and at it this morning...

Standard Sport prediction

10:26 , Matt Verri

Both teams have had time to take stock of their seasons thus far with the winter break, and both will know improvement is needed.

Mikel Arteta's Gunners face a tall order to keep pace with Liverpool and Manchester City, and beating Palace is already non-negotiable. The joy of Roy Hodgson's return late last season is already a distant memory, and another relegation fight is not out of the question.

Fighting at opposite ends of the table, and with a bit of rest under their belts, this should be a fairly routine day at the office for Arsenal.

Arsenal to win, 3-0.

Crystal Palace team news

10:20 , Matt Verri

Dean Henderson will get the nod to start in goal over Sam Johnstone.

Henderson’s first run in the Palace starting lineup since his £20million summer move from Manchester United came during a five-game spell over the festive period, when Johnstone was out through injury.

Johnstone returned for Wednesday’s FA Cup third-round replay defeat at Everton, but manager Roy Hodgson has now confirmed that Henderson will take over once more at Arsenal.

Addressing the fitness of the rest of his squad, Hodgson said on Friday: “The ones out before the game on Wednesday are still out.

"Joel Ward, Rob Holding, Cheick Doucoure — are still out. And Michael [Olise].”

Predicted Crystal Palace XI: Henderson; Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Richards, Lerma; Eze, Schlupp, Edouard; Mateta

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Arsenal team news

10:13 , Matt Verri

Arsenal hope to have Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko available for this afternoon's clash.

The pair both missed the Gunners’ FA Cup third-round defeat by Liverpool on January 7.

Jesus is the most likely to return against Palace as he trained with the group out in Dubai during Arsenal's warm-weather training camp after being sidelined with a knee issue.

Zinchenko has not played since the Gunners lost to West Ham on December 28 and has been battling a calf problem.

“We still have a few unfortunately on that list that we haven’t managed to get back yet, but hopefully they are much closer and some of them are in a better place than we expected,” said Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta on Friday.

“Individually I'm not going to tell you exactly how everybody is, but we are still missing a few. We are touch and go with a few, that’s what I would say.”

Predicted Arsenal XI (4-2-3-1): Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior; Rice, Jorginho; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus

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How to watch Arsenal vs Crystal Palace

10:06 , Matt Verri

TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on TNT Sports, with coverage beginning at 11.30am ahead of a 12.30pm kick-off.

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Discovery+ app and website.

Live blog: Follow all the action right here, featuring expert analysis from Simon Collings at Emirates Stadium.

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10:00 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of Arsenal vs Crystal Palace!

Both sides in Premier League action for the first time in 2024 and both in need of a positive result, after finishing last year in stumbling form.

We'll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 12:30pm GMT from the Emirates Stadium. Stay with us!

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