Alexander Sorloth is set to add to Roy Hodgson’s striker options by returning from a virus ahead of Crystal Palace’s visit of Arsenal. The 22-year-old Norway international, who joined the Eagles from Danish outfit FC Midtjylland in January for £9million, has only managed one goal in 13 appearances and has yet to start a Premier League game this term.
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Sorloth was absent from Palace’s 2-0 defeat at Everton on Sunday so Hodgson had to play Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend in centre-forward roles at Goodison Park because he is also without Christian Benteke due to a knee injury.
Neither looked as comfortable in central positions compared to their usual winger roles and Hodgson will no doubt be happy to have a natural striker fit and available to face Unai Emery’s in-form Gunners, who have won seven league games in succession going into Sunday’s Selhurst Park showdown.
Palace have the second-weakest goalscoring record in the top flight behind Huddersfield with just five in nine matches so far this term.