Arsene Wenger rules out Mesut Ozil leaving Arsenal in January transfer window

  • Arsene Wenger rules out Mesut Ozil leaving Arsenal in January transfer window

Arsene Wenger rules out Mesut Ozil leaving Arsenal in January transfer window

Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Andros Townsend, Mamadou Sakho and Scott Dann headline the Eagles' lengthy injury list.

For years now, Arsenal have not made a statement of intent in any transfer window in terms of splurging huge cash on incoming players.

Having sold Theo Walcott already there is no doubt that the side is in need of rejuvenating and overall Mkhitaryan and Aubameyang is probably an improvement on Walcott and Sanchez. They face a rejuvenated Palace side that have reaped the benefits of Roy Hodgson's appointment in September.

"My personal situation is a bit secondary to all of that, what is important is how the team responds and what we make of 2018". We have to very quickly get over this transfer period because for us especially this period has been more disturbing than ever.

"He's been criticised many times in the past but he could lose the next 50 games he ever plays and it certainly wouldn't change one bit my respect for him as a manager or a person".

Crystal Palace are playing some really good football and they seem to have gotten themselves out of the relegation battle area and midtable.

"We certainly want him to be and I would presume Chelsea would want him to be because they might like to have a player who's going to be selected for England in their squad but there's literally nothing we can do about it".

As far as betting is concerned, the best bet is the over 2.5 goals. Here's hoping last weekend served as the metaphorical wake-up call that will kickstart the traditional Arsenal scramble up the table in the back half of the season.

The Gunners are in the throes of yet another period of discontent whilst conversely, Palace continue to defy their early season troubles and pose an interesting test for Arsene Wenger's team. That game saw Sanchez dig the Gunners out of a hole, but he won't be there to do it on this occasion. The Swiss worldwide has struggled to do this at times at Arsenal, but he'll be key if the shorthanded Gunners are to stop their five-match winless skid.

Palace, meanwhile, enjoyed a run of eight games without defeat before losing to Arsenal. I don't know where they're going to hurt Palace.

Probability of away win: 13%.