There will be no room for sentimentality when Arsenal clash with Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace side on Monday night with the Gunners lining up a surprise return to the Champions League.
A last-gasp Alexandre Lacazette goal was required to snatch a point from the Eagles at the Emirates earlier in the season and Mikel Arteta will be eager to see his side make lighter work of the south Londoners this time around.
Arsenal currently sit in fourth place with a game in hand on those chasing as well.
Arteta has been eager to fit in as much preparation as possible before the clash and even had his players in for training on Sunday.
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After the winger pulled out of England’s squad with COVID, there will have been concerns that Saka may not recover in time for the trip to Selhurst Park.
He has been one of the Gunners star performers and at this stage of the season, small margins can make a big difference.
He was spotted in full training with the first team and his return was confirmed earlier in the week when Mikel Arteta told his pre-match press conference: “‘Bukayo is feeling good he is training today hopefully he is still feeling as he was yesterday.
The impact Aaron Ramsdale has had on Arsenal since signing from Sheffield United in the summer transfer window has been undeniable, with his passion, passing range and shot-stopping winning him many a fan in the process.
He missed the Gunners last clash with Aston Villa but, if fully fit, he would be expected to start ahead of Bernd Leno against Crystal Palace.
Ramsdale was in high spirits on Sunday, laughing as he trained with his teammates ahead of the Monday night clash.