Crystal Palace vs Arsenal preview: Eagles haven't beaten the Gunners in the league at Selhurst Park since 1979

A look ahead to the Premier League fixture at Selhurst Park

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It’s a big game for…

Petr Cech: Arsenal’s £11m signing from Chelsea took to Twitter to admit to his mistake in Sunday’s home defeat to West Ham. The Czech Republic international will be looking to return to form against Alan Pardew’s men.

 

Weird /best stat…

1979: The last time that Crystal Palace beat Arsenal in the league at Selhurst Park.

Remember when…

Palace’s Finnish midfielder Aki Riihilahti scored this equalising goal against Arsenal’s invincibles in a 1-1 draw from November 2004.

Player to watch…

Yohan Cabaye: A player constantly linked with the Gunners during his time at Newcastle United; a debut goal against Norwich City on the opening day showed why many are tipping him to be one of the signings of the season.

Past three-meetings…

Crystal Palace 1 (Murray) Arsenal 2 (Cazorla, Giroud), Premier League, February 2015

Arsenal 2 (Koscielny, Ramsey) Crystal Palace 1 (Hangeland), Premier League, August 2014

Arsenal 2 (Oxlade-Chamberlain 2) Crystal Palace 0, Premier League, February 2014

Form guide…

Crystal Palace: W

Arsenal: L

Vital information…

KICK-OFF TIME: 1.30pm, Sunday 16 August

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 from 12.30pm, highlights on Match of the Day 2 BBC1, 10.30pm  

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