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Arsene Wenger has ruled out his German World Cup winning trio, Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski, for the opening game of the season. The Gunners boss is likely to field three new faces, though, with Callum Chambers, Mathieu Debuchy and Alexis Sanchez all expected to start.
Assistant manager Keith Millen will select the Crystal Palace team after the sudden departure of Tony Pulis. Defender Adrian Mariappa is expected to have shaken off a rib injury.