Arsenal’s full squad for Crystal Palace clash revealed with Takehiro Tomiyasu in line for return

Mikel Arteta an almost full contingent to call upon for Sunday’s trip to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park with only one player set to be a doubt ahead of the game

Arsenal head to Selhurst Park on Monday evening having been boosted by positive news over two squad members. The Gunners could potentially be set to welcome back both Bukayo Saka and Takehiro Tomiyasu back into the squad.

Academy graduate Saka has been ruled out for the past fortnight, missing international duty with England, having tested positive for Covid. He is set to return to Mikel Arteta ’s squad for the trip across the capital.

There is also more good news on the fitness front regarding Tomiyasu, with the Japanese international having not made a Premier League appearance since early January. The former Bologna man has been struggling with calf injuries and Arteta has suggested that he could potentially be in contention.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, he said: “I think he will be close. He’s been training more and more. He’ll be joining some sessions this week so let’s see how his injury is.”

There is however some bad news for the Gunners ahead of their clash with the Eagles. No. 1 goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale was out of the 1-0 victory over Aston Villa last time and appears unlikely to return.

Arteta said: “He hasn’t trained yet so we don’t know what he’ll be able to do on Monday. He wanted to play against Villa but it was a significant injury and he had to take his time and the physios are doing everything they can.

“We will see more in the next few days when he starts to do real training.”

The developments leave the Arsenal boss with plenty of thinking to do on his squad for the trip to Selhurst Park. Take a look at the options he has at his disposal ahead of the game.

Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno, Arthur Okonkwo

Defenders: Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney, Nuno Tavares, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Cedric Soares

Midfielders: Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka, Mohamed Elneny, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith Rowe

Forwards: Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah