Arsenal are touted as comfortable 4/11 favourites by Paddy Power to defeat managerless Crystal Palace despite losing their first game in 13 matches during the week.
Both sides have had a dramatic this week with events not going in either of their favours but Arsenal seem to be the more likely to bounce back the stronger come the end of Saturday’s game.
Arsenal’s high-flying start to the season was brought crashing back down to Earth on Tuesday night following a 2-1 loss to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League but The Gunners are still sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League with a two point lead over Liverpool.
The main concern for Arsene Wenger ahead of Saturday’s lunchtime kickoff is over the fitness of Jack Wilshere who picked up a knock in Tuesday’s game and will need a fitness test to see if he can be available.
Alongside that, Mathieu Flamini will still be on the sidelines too after picking up a concussion last weekend in the 4-1 thumping of Norwich at The Emirates.
The odds are certainly stacked in Arsenal’s favour as Arsene Wenger’s side are unbeaten on the road with the 1-1 draw with West Brom the only time they have dropped points away from the Emirates all season.
Crystal Palace are in dire straits at the moment as the 4-1 loss against Fulham saw manager Steve Holloway sacked and also now leaves The Eagles 5 points away from escaping the relegation zone.
Caretaker boss Keith Millen is likely to stick with the same side that suffered on Monday night as he looks to see where the main weaknesses in the team are.
It means that Moroccan striker Marouane Chamakh will play against The Gunners for the first time since leaving
The Emirates and he will no doubt be eager to end his goal drought against the same side that saw him fall out of the international picture.
The only solace that Palace can take in the game is that their sole win this season has come at home giving fans some reassurance that they can get the job done at Selhurst Park when need be.
Although both sides have experienced some troubles this week, Arsenal are certainly in a better position than what Crystal Palace are and The Gunners will be looking to take full advantage come tomorrow afternoon.