Premier League Arsenal – Crystal Palace: team news as Thomas Partey starts on the bench

Thomas Partey

Arsenal are taking on Crystal Palace tonight (8pm) for the matchday 18 of the English Premier League at Emirates Stadium.

Mikel Arteta then decided to bench Thomas Partey who has just returned from injury as he is not yet fit to start.

However, Gabon superstar and gunners captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in the starting XI.

On the other side, Cote d’Ivoir striker Wilfried Zaha starts as well as Nigerian talent-gifted midfielder Eberechi Eze while Jordan Ayew will be watching from the bench at the kickoff.

Senegal centre-back Cheikhou Kouyaté, however, starts alongside Tomkins.

Read more: Arsenal have missed Thomas Partey, said Arteta as midfielder returns

Arsenal XI: Leno, Luiz, Holding, Maitland-Niles, Bellerin, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka, Rowe, Aubameyang, Lacazette

Crystal Palace: Guaita, Mitchell, Kouyaté, Tomkins, Ward, Eze, Milivojevic, McCarthur, Townsend, Zaha, Benteke

Kickoff time: 8pm

Arena: Emirates Stadium

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