Arsenals slim title hopes faded away within 90 minutes at Upton Park last weekend. They looked like a fantastic side who were going to thrash West Ham when they were 2-0 up, but their defensive errors saw them conceded 2 goals within 2 minutes. Luckily they did manage to turn this around after being 3-2 down to snatch a draw resulting in 3-3.
The Eagles travel to The Emirates Stadium on Sunday and are without a win in their last seven away league games (D4 L3). Although new signing Emmanuel Adebayor (former Arsenal striker) has scored on two of his last three appearances against his old club. Emmanuel Adebayor/Reuters
The Gunners have only won two of their last five home league games (D1 L2) and are still yet to win a home league derby this season (D1 L2). Although Arsenal’s new unexpected hero Alex Iwobi has registered two goals and two assists in his first three Premier League appearances for Arsenal – could the 19 year old be the answer to Arsenals disappointing run of form?
Arsene Wenger could recall Petr Cech and Per Mertsesacker who were both unused substitutions last weekend at Upton Park. After struggling with aerial threats against West Ham, Gabriel could be replaced by the German Giant.
Crystal Palace should be completely safe from relegation now, having gained 38 points this week, so they can afford to rest players ahead of their FA Cup Semi Final clash against Watford.
Arsenal are unbeatable when the pressure is off and only have the Premier League to focus on now. Alexis Sanchez and Alex Iwobi are both in fantastic form and will certainly test the Eagles Defense.
I think this will be an easy 3 points for the Gunners and they will be too hot to handle for Crystal Palace.
2-0 to Arsenal.
Predicted starting XI