In reality, the 3-0 riot over Arsenal in south London back in April will be fresh in the minds of many Arsenal fans and perhaps the players; a day where the Gunners" fans were booing their own players and the "Wenger Out' campaign was spilling over.
The Gunners came back from 2-0 down against Liverpool last week to salvage a point with a 3-3 draw. Nacho Monreal will be out for around two weeks with an ankle injury, whereas Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud are both out of Thursday's game with hamstring issues.
Also, midfielder Santi Cazorla remains a long-term absentee with an Achilles injury.
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He said one reporter at the agency had been killed and one injured. "The target of the attack was the Tabayan cultural centre". It also said that at least 13 journalists and media personnel were killed previous year while the number was four in 2015.
Roy Hodgson has made the Eagles tough to beat at home and will be eyeing the scalp of Arsenal to pull away from an increasingly congested bottom of the table. The hosts are just a point above the drop zone and a defeat could put them back among the relegation candidates, while a victory could take them as high as twelfth.
Belgium forward, Christian Benteke returns for the game against Arsenal after he was suspended for the game with Swansea. Whilst defender Joel Ward could be a fitness doubt for the side.
Arsene Wenger matches Sir Alex Ferguson's Premier League record of 810 games as manager this evening having outlasted a number of touchline rivals in the capital.
After losing their first three home league games of the season without scoring, Crystal Palace are unbeaten in their last six at Selhurst Park (W3 D3 L0) and have scored exactly two goals in each game. Although Aaron Ramsey has begun training again, the Welsh global is still not match fit as he continues rehabilitation on a hamstring injury.