EPL: Arsenal v C Palace preview

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Arsenal hope to have defender Laurent Koscielny fit following a minor Achilles problem for the Barclays Premier League opener against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Midfielder Abou Diaby has recovered match fitness and should be in the squad, but German World Cup winning trio Lukas Podolski, Mesut Ozil and Per Mertesacker will be given more time after their late return to pre-season training.
Colombia Goalkeeper David Ospina is still recovering from a thigh injury, while midfielders Theo Walcott and Serge Gnabry continue their rehabilitation from respective knee problems.
Crystal Palace caretaker boss Keith Millen will select the side for the Eagles’ Barclays Premier League opener against Arsenal on Saturday following the shock departure of Tony Pulis.
Millen also faced the Gunners in his first game in temporary charge in October after Ian Holloway had left the club but he was unable to prevent Palace losing 2-0.
Defender Adrian Mariappa is expected to be available after shaking off a rib injury while new signings Martin Kelly, Brede Hangeland and Fraizer Campbell could all feature.

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