In a sentence: A London derby between two teams in decent form. It’s the only match on Thursday night, so the post-Christmas TV audience will expect to be entertained.
Last time: A surprising 3-0 win for Crystal Palace in April. Goals from Townsend, Cabaye and a penalty from Milivojevic saw Sam Allardyce’s Eagles take a massive step towards ensuring their Premier League safety for another year.
This time: Crystal Palace are 9/2 to win with Arsenal at 13/19 and the draw 10/3.
You might remember: Arsenal winning 2-0 in 2013, despite having Mikel Arteta (who had scored the opening goal from the penalty spot) sent off with 25 minutes to go.