Premier League: Can the Gunners put an end to their losing run?

Following a two week hiatus, Arsenal will return to Premier League action when they host Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners will be looking to end a three game losing run, which featured League defeats to West Ham and Fulham before getting dumped out of the FA Cup by Liverpool.

The poor results has seen them go from being top at Christmas to being fourth on the table, five points off the top, and any further dropped points will spell disaster for their title aspirations. Palace are on a dismal run themselves, having picked up just one win in their last nine games and failing to register any clean sheets as well.

They were also dumped out of the FA Cup in midweek by Everton and to top it all off, star man Michael Olise is out with a thigh injury. With the Gunners prevailing in their last three contests, it will take a massive effort to get anything out of this game.

Brentford host Nottingham Forest at the Gtech Community Stadium as striker Ivan Toney prepares to make his long awaited return from an eight month suspension.

The Bees are just three points clear of the relegation zone in 16th, and a point behind Forest who lie in 15th, as both teams battle to claim maximum points.

On Sunday, Liverpool will face Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium in what is expected to be an entertaining encounter. The Reds lead the way in the league having lost just one game all season and are two points clear of second placed Man City. They have won their last four games, including a 2-0 FA Cup victory over Arsenal. 

They have faced off against the Cherries twice this season, winning 3-1 in the League and 2-1 in the League Cup. They will however be missing Mohammed Salah, who is on AFCON duty with Egypt. Bournemouth beat Liverpool 1-0 on this ground last season after digesting a 9-0 thrashing at Anfield in the reverse fixture, and with former Liverpool man Dominic Solanke in red hot from with 13 goals this season, they will be hoping to cause an upset.

Bottom side Sheffield United will continue their battle to beat the drop when they take on West Ham at Bramall Lane.