Arsenal are aiming to kick-start their season this weekend, as they travel to Crystal Palace in a tricky fixture, both on and off the pitch.
The Gunners will take the short trip to Selhurst Park on Sunday afternoon, and will be even more desperate for three points following last weeks results.
A 2-0 defeat to West Ham left Arsenal fans shocked, and attention soon turned to Arsene Wenger’s failure to recruit any new signings in the attacking area.
And following that constant media scrutiny, the pressure is now all on the away side, who face a Palace team that are itching to play following their 3-1 victory over Norwich.
Alan Pardew has built a fantastic squad up in the short time he’s been with the Eagles, and a substantial number of signings will be ready to stand out once more this weekend.
We’ve taken a look at the three players that pose the biggest threat to Arsenal and their chances of walking home with their first win of their Premier League campaign.
1. Yohan Cabaye
Two seasons ago the 29-year-old was on the verge of heading to the Gunners, and after a failed move to PSG, Cabaye will cause serious problems against his former admirers.
The French international didn’t take long to get to grips with Premier League life again, after opening his Palace account last weekend, scoring the third goal in a 3-1 win.
And it’s not only goals that Cabaye can offer his new side, after picking up a very impressive rating of 8.28 on WhoScored, the highest of the Palace squad last weekend.
Working as a creative midfielder, the former Newcastle man has pretty much everything at his disposal, with Alan Pardew recently stating he was on the same level as the Arsenal players.
He will cause problems in both attack and defence, and following the worrying performance of our midfielders last week, Cabaye will be relishing the chance to get in among the middle of the park.
Also working as their main set-piece taker, there will be moments when Arsenal fans have their hearts in their mouth, but Petr Cech will be more focused than ever at Selhurst Park.
We all know what he is capable of, and Cabaye will thrive at this club that quite frankly he is too good for, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him on the scoresheet again this Sunday.