Arsenal vs Palace: Martin Odegaard to return with £21m signing on standby

Leandro Trossard could start in place of Gabriel Jesus for Arsenal as they hunt three vital points vs Crystal Palace

Arsenal vs Palace: Martin Odegaard to return with £21m signing on standby

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is set to make changes to his team for the visit of Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Some alterations will be enforced from the side that started the Europa League clash with Sporting Clube de Portugal in North London on Thursday evening, that ended in penalty heartbreak. 

However, others are expected for Sunday's Premier League clash against the now Patrick Vieira-less Eagles - as the Gunners aim to take advantage of Pep Guardiola's Manchester City taking part in the FA Cup quater-finals on Saturday - with victory over the south Londoners moving Arsenal a whopping eight points clear at the top of the table.

One switch comes in the backline with Takehiro Tomiyasu being replaced by Ben White at right-back, after the former Bologna star limped off after only eight minutes against the Lisbon outfit. The Japan defender was then seen leaving the Emirates after the match on crutches.

Meanwhile, Rob Holding - who replaced William Saliba after only 20 minutes against Sporting - is set to make Arteta's starting XI. january signing Jakub Kiwior is also being primed for a possible start if the Gunners boss opts for more pace, even if the £21m January signing failed to cover himself in glory during the 2-2 draw in Portugal during his debut in the first leg last week. 

Despite playing minutes 54 minutes and 19 minutes against Lisbon, after coming on as substitutes in the 66th and 101st minutes respectively, Bukayo Saka and Martin Odegaard are set to start for the Premier League leaders.

While it remains to be seen if Gabriel Jesus is readty to make two starts in three days after being out injured for so long - it could be that the former City attacker is named amongs the substitutes again with Leandro Trossard - fresh from impressively claiming three assists at Craven Cottage returns to his False No9 role where he crreates havoc between the lines. 

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