Crystal Palace won’t be able to field anything close to their best XI when they welcome fellow London side Arsenal to Selhurst Park for their second Premier League meeting of the current season.
The two teams shared four goals in the first league meeting at the Emirates Stadium in October as Crystal Palace came from two goals down to secure a point.
According to Crystal Palace manager, his team is down to the barebones and he needs help from the club bosses in terms of new players.
It doesn’t seem like help will come in form of big-money signings and the former Switzerland national team manager has told Crystal Palace officials to concentrate on loan signings or free transfer signings.
After the FA Cup loss to Derby County of the English Championship, Roy Hodgson told reporters that Max Meyer and Jairo Riedewald have joined the lengthy injury list at the club.
He also lost midfielder Luka Milivojevic to suspension after that game as a result of the red card given to him during the Derby County game which Crystal Palace lost 1-0 thus prompting the Rams to progress into the fourth round of the FA Cup.
Crystal Palace have appealed the red card given to Luka Milivojevic who has always been a thorn in Arsenal’s flesh with five goals in the last six games against the Gunners.