Arsenal head coach Unai Emery is unsure if Juventus-bound midfielder Aaron Ramsey has played his last game for the club after suffering a hamstring injury against Napoli on Thursday.
Granit Xhaka and Denis Suarez will have their respective hip and groin problems assessed, while Sokratis is suspended.
Crystal Palace are without Jeffrey Schlupp, who will miss the remainder of the season with an ankle injury.
Mamadou Sakho and James Tomkins are also unavailable.
MOTD COMMENTATOR’S NOTES
Given their patchy away performances, you feel they probably have to set a new club record for consecutive wins on their own patch if they’re to bag a top-four spot.
Crystal Palace could present problems though – they are the only team in the division to have won more games away than at home prior to the Easter weekend.
VIEW FROM THE DUGOUT
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson: “We can be happy with three of our last four away games resulting in victories, that’s tremendous. But it certainly doesn’t lead me to believe it will make things any easier to go to the Emirates and play Arsenal on Sunday.
“All we can do is prepare like we always prepare and to make certain that we go there knowing that we have it in us to get the victory but also how much of an effort, a struggle and fighting we have got to do to bring off that victory.”
Arsenal are average on the road but it is a different story at home, where they have not lost since the opening weekend of the season.
Palace always carry a threat on their travels but I only see one outcome here.
- Arsenal’s only defeat in their 18 top-flight home meetings with Crystal Palace came in October 1994 (W14, D3).
- Following their 2-2 draw at Selhurst Park in October, Palace are looking to avoid defeat in both league encounters in a season for the first time since 1979-80.
- The Gunners are vying for an 11th successive top-flight home win, which they’ve never achieved in a single season.
- Arsenal have won 30 of their last 31 Premier League home fixtures against sides outside the established top six, drawing the other game against Wolves in November.
- They have earned twice as many points at home as away this season: the margin of 22 points is the biggest in the division.
- If Arsenal win each of their remaining five league matches, they will finish with more than 80 points for the first time since 2007-08.
- Arsenal have won six straight London derbies at home in the Premier League, their best run since 11 victories in a row between December 2001 and November 2003.
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored six Premier League London derby goals this season, more than any other player.
- The Eagles have won three of their past four away fixtures in the Premier League.
- They have earned 59% of their points in away matches this season, the highest ratio in the division.
- Crystal Palace have scored an unrivalled 14 Premier League away goals in 2019 heading into the weekend.
- Palace have only won one of their last 13 Premier League games played on a Sunday, losing on five of the six most recent occasions.
- Their tally of 17 defeats in 2018-19 is the joint-most ever suffered by Roy Hodgson in a Premier League season. He also lost 17 of his matches in charge at West Brom in 2011-12.
- Christian Benteke could make his 200th Premier League appearance. His most recent goal in the division came against Leicester on 28 April last year.