Arsenal XI vs Crystal Palace as Rob Holding starts with 18-year-old starlet named in squad

Mikel Arteta has named his Arsenal XI to take on Crystal Palace at Emirates Stadium

Rob Holding starts in defence for Arsenal in their Premier League clash against Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon.

The 27-year-old replaces the injured William Saliba who is expected to be out for a couple of week with a back problem.

Gunners boss Mikel Arteta continues with Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and Leandro Trossard in attack, while 18-year-old defender Reuell Walters is named among the substitutes.

Gabriel Jesus, Reiss Nelson and Fabio Vieira are also on the bench, with Fabio Vieira, Jorginho and Kieran Tierney providing Arteta with a number of experienced players to call upon if required.

Arsenal XI vs. Crystal Palace: Ramsdale; White, Holding, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Xhaka, Ødegaard; Saka, Martinelli, Trossard.

Arsenalsubs: Turner, Tierney, Walters, Kiwior, Jorginho, Vieira, Smith Rowe, Nelson, Jesus.