After the disappointing defeat to Bournemouth last time out and Alexis Sànchez's expected move to Manchester United, Arsenal need a victory against Crystal Palace this weekend to lift morale.

The Gunners are now eight points off the top four and a second season outside the Champions League – unless the club win the Europa League – is looking likely.

However, there is still plenty of time for Arsenal to change their fortunes and a victory over a resurgent Palace would be timely ahead of Wednesday's Carabao Cup semi-final second leg tie against Chelsea at the Emirates.

Arséne Wenger could opt to rest key players ahead of their fixture, with only 90 minutes separating the Gunners from a Wembley final. But given the pressure his side are under, the Frenchman is likely to name a strong starting XI.

Our unique algorithm has predicted the Arsenal side it believes will start the game.

Football Whispers uses data to predict teams’ starting XIs, taking into account injuries, suspensions, the statistical likelihood of a player being selected, the competition the match is in, players’ previous performances and the opponent’s style.

And you can also give it a go yourself. Just click ‘create your own’ on the line-up at the top of the page and pick your ideal XI for the game.You can also see each player’s stats once you’ve selected them.

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