Arsenal play host to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on New Year’s Day hoping a win over the Eagles will see them begin 2017 in a positive run of form.
Palace manager Sam Allardyce will take charge of his side for just the second time following Alan Pardew’s dismissal from the helm, while Gunners counterpart Arsene Wenger returns to familiar territory in the London derby.
Palace have beaten Arsenal just once in their Premier League history, but it’s been more than 22 years since they sealed a 2-1 win at Highbury, and Allardyce faces a stiff task in replicating that result on Sunday.
That being said, the north Londoners only just about edged West Bromwich Albion 1-0 on Boxing Day to end their spin of two successive losses, meaning Palace may fancy their chances for the first time in a while at theEmirates Stadium.
Date: Sunday, January 1
Time: 4 p.m
Venue: Emirates Stadium,