LATEST TEAM NEWS: Wenger laments over key absentees ahead of Palace test

Wenger on Cech - Ospina - KoscielnyArsene Wenger has confirmed the absence of his crucial trio: Will the Gunners miss them against Crystal Palace?

Arsene Wenger has confirmed that he will be without a few key players against Crystal Palace on Monday. The manager shed some light on the injuries to goalkeepers Cech and Ospina. French defender Laurent Koscielny will also miss the clash as he continues to recover from his Achilles problem. The Gunners should also have midfielder Francis Coquelin back after his family involvement.

Palace offer a stern test to Wenger’s side as they made a name for themselves last week. Sam Allardyce conjured a shocking win at the home of the possible champions Chelsea as he looks for another major relegation scalp in his managerial career. The Eagles had their glory cut-short though as they were beaten comprehensively by Southampton midweek. Christian Benteke and Wilfred Zaha are the two Palace players that the Gunners need to be vary of. The pair have contributed for the side in abundance and Wenger will be aware of the threat they pose.

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