Arsenal will kickstart the brand new Premier League season with a London derby as soon as once more as they journey to Crystal Palace reside on talkSPORT!
The Gunners might be eager to keep away from a repeat of their antics on the opening day of final marketing campaign once they suffered a humiliating defeat to Brentford.
That consequence was adopted by one other two defeats to cap a depressing begin to the season however there may be renewed optimism beneath Mikel Arteta this time round.
Arsenal’s new stars Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko have hit the bottom working and the membership boasted an ideal report in pre-season.
Nonetheless, Palace will show their greatest take a look at to see how far they’ve come, with the Eagles having misplaced simply one in every of their final eight Premier League conferences with Arsenal.
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal: talkSPORT commentary
The opening match of the 2022/23 Premier League season will happen on Friday, August 5.
talkSPORT could have reside and unique protection of the sport at Selhurst Park which is scheduled to kick off at 8pm.
Adrian Durham might be your presenter whereas commentary will come from Sam Matterface and former England striker Dean Ashton.
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Crystal Palace vs Arsenal: Crew information
Patrick Vieira is fighting a goalkeeping downside forward of the go to of his former facet following Jack Butland’s damaged hand.
Sam Johnstone is closing in on a return from a thigh harm but when he fails to make the squad then veteran Vicente Guaita is anticipated to start out.
Arsenal in the meantime have been with out the identical quartet of Kieran Tierney, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Fabio Vieira and Emile Smith Rowe for weeks.
However Arteta remained optimistic about their well being following the 6-0 win over Sevilla, saying: “They’ll need to undergo what they should this week after which hopefully we’ll have them out there.
“They’re missing minutes however we’ll need to construct that up like every other harm that we get in the course of the season.”
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal: What has been mentioned?
Eberechi Eze, who bagged an audacious help in Palace’s 4-2 win over Montpellier, urged his facet to duplicate that efficiency on Friday.
“I haven’t seen it again but,” he mentioned post-match to Palace TV.
“It was enjoyable immediately, we performed effectively and that’s the kind of efficiency we have to put in for the sport on Friday, which is the essential one.
“It’s been enjoyable, taking part in in [centre] midfield. I performed there a couple of instances and it’s the place you may get on the ball, play and get touches on the ball. That’s what I wish to do.”
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal: Match information
- Gabriel Magalhães is the one present Arsenal participant to have scored for the membership of their opening recreation of a Premier League marketing campaign, netting on his debut at Fulham in 2020-21.
- Gabriel Jesus might make his Premier League debut for Arsenal on this recreation – the Gunners have had extra totally different Brazilian goalscorers than every other facet within the competitors (11). In the meantime, the previous Man Metropolis man has been concerned in seven targets in his final seven league video games (6 targets, 1 help).
- None of Arsenal’s final 17 Premier League video games has ended degree (W11 L6). It’s the longest ongoing run and not using a draw within the competitors among the many 20 present sides, whereas solely as soon as have the Gunners had an extended such run (25 between January and October 2018).
- Crystal Palace ended the 2021-22 Premier League marketing campaign unbeaten in six dwelling video games (W3 D3), whereas protecting a clear sheet in every of the final 5. The Eagles final had an extended unbeaten dwelling run within the top-flight between March-August 1992, whereas they’ve by no means stored six consecutive dwelling clear sheets within the prime division.
- Arsenal have had extra gamers despatched off of their opening recreation of a Premier League marketing campaign than every other facet (6), most lately Laurent Koscielny towards Aston Villa in 2013-14. Crystal Palace have had only one such pink card, although this did come towards Arsenal on the opening day of the 2014-15 marketing campaign.
- Arsenal have misplaced their opening Premier League match in 5 of their final 9 seasons (W4) after dropping their first match in simply one in every of their 19 campaigns previous to this run; the Gunners misplaced 2-0 to Brentford final time period.
- Crystal Palace have received their opening top-flight league match in solely 5 of their earlier 22 seasons (D7 L10), though they’ve received two of their final 4 (D1 L1), beating Fulham in 2018-19 and Southampton in 2020-21.
- Crystal Palace v Arsenal would be the fifth time in top-flight historical past the season has kicked off on a Friday evening, with the house facet successful on every of the earlier 4 events – Arsenal 4-3 Leicester in 2017-18, Man Utd 2-1 Leicester in 2018-19, Liverpool 4-1 Norwich in 2019-20 and Brentford 2-0 Arsenal final season.
- That is the third consecutive season Arsenal are beginning their Premier League marketing campaign with a London derby. They received 3-0 at Fulham in 2020-21, earlier than dropping 2-0 at Brentford in 2021-22’s season opener.
- Crystal Palace have misplaced simply one in every of their final eight Premier League conferences with Arsenal (W2 D5). Following a 3-0 win in April, the Eagles wish to win consecutive league video games towards the Gunners for the primary time of their historical past.
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