Arsenal continues its top-four pursuit with another London derby in the Premier League against longtime pal Patrick Vieira and his Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park (watch live at 3pm ET Monday on USA Network and online via NBCSports.com).
Since losing on New Year’s Day to Man City, Arsenal’s only PL loss came March 16 at Liverpool and the Gunners have surged into the catbird seat when it comes to claiming fourth place.
Third may be in play now that Chelsea’s again dropped points, but a loss would keep Tottenham in fourth after Spurs hammered Newcastle on Sunday to climb above their rivals.
Palace and Arsenal drew 2-2 at the Emirates back in October, another Monday match and one that saw Alexandre Lacazette rescue a point for the Gunners in the fifth minute of stoppage time. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Christian Benteke, and Odsonne Edouard also scored in the draw.
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Palace has two wins and two draws in its last four matches, and Vieira’s men are unbeaten across six in all competitions when you throw in a 2-1 FA Cup win over Stoke City and 4-0 demolition of Everton in the same competition.
Vieira, the legendary Arsenal midfielder, was recently honored by the Premier League Hall of Fame, and his manager career is off to a fine start in England after stints with Ligue 1 club Nice and MLS side NYCFC.
Here’s more you need to know before you watch Crystal Palace vs Arsenal.
How to watch Crystal Palace vs Arsenal live, stream link, and start time
Kick off: 3pm ET Monday
TV Channel: USA Network
Online: Stream via NBCSports.com
Crystal Palace team news, injuries, lineup options
Michael Olise (ankle) and Nathan Ferguson (thigh) are out, while Wilfried Zaha starts.
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) April 4, 2022
Arsenal team news, injuries, lineup
Takehiro Tomiyasu (calf) remains out but Aaron Ramsdale is back after a chest injury. Kieran Tierney misses out.
📋 Team news from Selhurst Park…
🧤 Ramsdale returns!
💪 Cedric x Tavares both start
🚀 Laca leads the line#CRYARS
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) April 4, 2022