Confirmed Arsenal line-up vs Crystal Palace, Tomiyasu in

Arsenal have confirmed their starting line-up for tonight’s Premier League clash against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The Gunners started their top-flight campaign with a 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest at the Emirates Stadium.

They will be eyeing a second-straight victory, but have a challenge on their hands against their London rivals.

Palace have been a bogey club for the Gunners in the past while the club have a poor record on Monday nights.

Under manager Mikel Arteta, they have lost all four games at this time including a 3-0 loss at Palace last year.

Hopefully, they can put an end to the dreadful record this time around.

From the season opener, Arsenal have obviously made an enforced change with Jurrien Timber out with a knee injury. He is sidelined for several months.

In his absence, Takehiro Tomiyasu has been picked to start. The 24-year-old has been chosen ahead of Oleksandr Zinchenko and Kieran Tierney at left-back.

Zinchenko did play the closed-doors friendly against Luton Town last week, but manager Mikel Arteta has decided to handle him with caution after his calf issues.

Aside from him, no other changes have been made to the starting XI.

Arsenal starting line-up (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale; Partey, White, Saliba, Tomiyasu; Rice, Havertz; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Nketiah.

Partey is likely to start from the right-back role once again, but we may see him move into midfield when the Gunners are in command of possession higher up the field.

Tomiyasu could form a three-man backline with White and Saliba. Gabriel Magalhaes is surprisingly an absentee from the starting line-up for the second game running.

The manager has made the decision for tactical reasons, but this could spread speculation over his future, particularly with interest from Real Madrid and Saudi Arabia.

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