Arsenal face Crystal Palace at home looking to bounce back© and learn lessons™ from the 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth last weekend.
Since that game, there’s less depth in the squad with the departure of Theo Walcott to Everton, and as yet Arsenal haven’t brought anybody in during the transfer window aside from the young Greek defender, Konstantinos Mavropanos, who played for the U23s this week.
However, there is the hope that we’ll welcome back some players from injury and Arsene Wenger provided the latest team news update at his press conference this morning.
“We have some uncertainty over Maitland-Niles who was sick yesterday with flu,” he said.
“We should have Koscielny and Monreal back available for Saturday. Maybe Ozil back, as well, he should be back, so that’s the good.
“Olivier Giroud is one week away.”
With Sead Kolasinac in the squad for the trip to Bournemouth we assume he’ll be available, and it looks as if we’ll have a bit more experience and depth for a game from which we desperately need three points.