Both sides will arrive in high spirits for the opening fixture of the new campaign in SE25 after an encouraging summer, in which the Gunners lost just one of their friendlies and scored a combined 10 goals, ahead of Chelsea and Sevilla. Thanks for replying without replying. -The £45m signing of hot-form Gabriel Jesus.
Arsenal will be desperate to build on that sense of excitement and anticipation and avoid the same fate that befell them in last year’s All London kick-off, when they were held to a disappointing display by newly promoted Brentford. Made the best after.
Looking to provide Mikel Arteta’s side with a reality check is a Palace team who will hope to make further progress this term under the tutelage of Arsenal icon Patrick Vieira.
The Eagles have won three of their last four friendlies, winning seven times in two matches against QPR and Montpellier, and have been boosted by the arrivals of Cheick Doucouré and Chris Richards.
Date, start time and location
Crystal Palace v Arsenal is scheduled for kick-off at 8pm BST on Friday 5 August 2022.
The match will be played at Selhurst Park.
Where to watch Crystal Palace vs Arsenal
TV Channel: Friday night’s game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event, with coverage starting at 7pm.
Live Stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the match online via the SkyGo app.
Live Blog: You can follow all the action at Selhurst Park via Standard Sport’s live blog with expert analysis from Simon Collings.
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Team News
Palace currently have some injury concerns, with James McArthur and Michael Oleis both out, along with goalkeepers Sam Johnstone and Jack Butland.
For Arsenal, Emile Smith-Rowe is set to be sidelined with a groin problem, while full-backs Kieran Tierney and Takehiro Tomiyasu have also struggled with injuries in pre-season.
New signing Fabio Vieira has yet to feature for his new club due to a foot problem and looks set to miss out on Friday.
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Prediction
It would generally be wise to urge caution when it comes to being overly optimistic about the Gunners’ early season prospects, with those predictions usually backfiring in a hurry.
However, it’s impossible to deny that the Gunners looked a force to be reckoned with during the summer, with their front four of Jesus, Bocayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli and new captain Martin Odegaard looking absolutely electric at times. .
Their lethal combination of lethality and constant high-pressing quickly overwhelmed Sevilla in last weekend’s 6-0 Emirates Cup demolition, giving Arteta’s men a similar flying Premier League campaign. More hopes were raised for the start.
Palace out under Vieira is certainly not an easy game to open with, although a hard-fought victory should be on the cards.
Arsenal to win 2-0.
Head-to-head (h2h) history and results
Arsenal failed to beat Palace last season, with a disappointing 3-0 defeat at Selhurst in April damaging their Champions League hopes and Alexandre Lacazette’s last-gasp equalizer in the Emirates clash. Courtesy only drew 2-2.
Crystal Palace wins: 6
Arsenal wins: 29