Arsenal vs Crystal Palace – Premier League: It can almost be said that, without Ozil, there’s no Arsenal.
Arsène Wenger’s team is winless for 5 official matches, with the German having played in only one of those matches, on the home draw against Chelsea for the Premier League.
The Gunners have tied with the Blues in another occasion, on a Carabao Cup match, getting 2 results there that can be considered acceptable.
However, the draw against West Bromwich and the loss against Bournemouth also have an impact on a team that is also out of the FA Cup, having been eliminated by Nottingham Forest of the Championship.
This Saturday, hosting Crystal Palace, the Gunners’ objective will be getting closer, once again, to the top spots, although the perspective of seeing Arsenal recovering until reaching the Champions League’s spots again, via the Premier League, seems to be more and more distant.
Crystal Palace, in turn, has been recovering and climbing some spots on the league table, with some good results recently, such as the draw against Manchester City and the victories over Southampton and Burnley.
The Eagles of London have also been eliminated from the FA Cup, losing to Brighton, but their only loss on the last 12 league matches was, precisely, against Arsenal, on the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace – Betting Tip and Prediction:
There is, therefore, a reunion between two teams that faced off very recently, on a match where Alexis Sánchez was fundamental for the 3-2 victory.
His presence on that match, as well as Ozil’s, might be fundamental for what the Gunners will be able to achieve in this match.
Crystal Palace is also facing a spree of physical problems but, at this stage, without that having so much impact on the team’s performance.
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