Sunday, January 1, 2017
8AM PT/11AM ET/4PM BT
Emirates Stadium, London
Well, if you want Arsenal to try and stay in the title race and not become mired in a battle for a Champions League spot, we need to get all 3 points. So, yeah, I’d say it’s quite important.
Long-term absentee Santi Cazorla is still out. Recent injured first-teamers Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott and Kieran Gibbs are definitely out. Danny Welbeck has been back in full training for about a week, but it would be surprising if he made the match-day squad tomorrow. Shkodran Mustafi is back and should be in the match-day squad tomorrow, possibly in the starting XI.
How to watch:
In the US, NBCSN or Telemundo. Also, streaming online on NBC Sports Live Extra. In the not-US, check out livesoccer.tv.
The time for waiting is over - here's our first starting XI of 2017#AFCvCPFC pic.twitter.com/HtkOESu47P— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 1, 2017
#CPFC XI vs @Arsenal: Hennessey; Kelly, Dann (c), Tomkins, Ward; Cabaye, Flamini, Puncheon; Townsend, Zaha; Benteke.#ARSCRY— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) January 1, 2017