Wounded Gunners Invade Palace
Marouane Chamakh and Julian Speroni remain sidelined by respective hamstring and finger injuries. Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is available after an extended break following the Copa America.
Hector Bellerin has overcome a thigh strain but Tomas Rosicky, Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck remain out.
Arsenal haven’t lost their opening two league games since the first ever Premier League season 23 years ago. They bounced back to win the FA Cup and League Cup that season.
But a defeat at Selhurst where they’re unbeaten in 12 visits would rock the club to its core. They could almost kiss goodbye to any title dream.