Published: Sun, January 21, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Mesut Ozil Starts - Arsenal Team vs Crystal Palace Confirmed

Mesut Ozil Starts - Arsenal Team vs Crystal Palace Confirmed

Mark Lawrenson is backing Arsenal to return to winning ways in the Premier League by beating Crystal Palace 2-0 at The Emirates on Saturday afternoon.

Arsenal's Nigerian striker Alex Iwobi (L) shoots by Crystal Palace's Welsh goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey during a football match at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 20, 2018.

Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere both shone in a side which could soon boast more attacking options, should Henrikh Mkhitaryan join as part of the Sanchez deal, while Borussia Dortmund officials confirmed an enquiry had been made about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Luka Milivojevic scored late on, but Palace slipped to 13th in the table.

However, Leroy Sane set up Aguero seven minutes from time for his and City's third, as the home side bounced back from defeat at Liverpool to restore their 12-point lead at the top of the standings after Manchester United had briefly cut it to nine earlier in the day. Last season when we were battling again I managed to score goals and was playing well.

Chelsea beats Brighton 4-1, Moses scores
Brighton felt hard done by referee Moss for a second time as Schelotto looked to have been pushed in the box on 35 minutes. It was the first time that Chelsea have travelled to the Amex Stadium since Brighton moved to their current home in 2011.

Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League last season as they missed out on Champions League qualification for the first time under Wenger.

Newcastle rallied, with Jacob Murphy's first goal for the club four minutes later getting his side back in it, before City goalkeeper Ederson nearly gifted the visitors a leveller but recovered well to deny Mohamed Diame. Second-half goals from Hazard and Victor Moses sealed victory. "We started with a lot of worries, for injuries and suspensions, but the response of the team was incredible".

"With the quality of players they have. they're always capable of producing that type of scintillating 20, 25 minute spell which really put the game beyond doubt", he said.

But the sight of Toffees midfielder James McCarthy going off with a broken leg cast a shadow over Everton boss Sam Allardyce's 1,000th game as a manager.

The win is Arsenal's first in 2018 and keeps them in sixth.

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