Crystal Palace will hope to shock Arsenal below the lights at Selhurst Park because the Premier League season will get underway tonight.
This time final 12 months, Brentford defeated Arsenal within the first match of the marketing campaign and the Gunners have once more been chosen for the opening fixture.
There is optimism round Mikel Arteta’s aspect this 12 months, nevertheless, following the arrival of Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City and the striker’s early season kind.
Arsenal shall be trying to take the subsequent step this season after narrowly lacking out on Champions League qualification to rival Tottenham Hotspur final marketing campaign.
Here’s all the things it is advisable know forward of the Premier League opener.
When is Crystal Palace vs Arsenal?
The match will kick off at 8pm on Friday 5 August at Selhurst Park.
How can I watch it and is there a stay stream?
It shall be proven stay on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with protection of Friday Night Football with Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Kelly Cates starting from 7pm. If you’re not a Sky buyer you possibly can seize a NOWTV Day Pass right here to observe and not using a subscription.
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Crystal Palace vs Arsenal workforce information
James McArthur, James Tomkins and Michael Olise are out for Crystal Palace, whereas new goalkeeper Sam Johnson can be sidelined with an harm picked up in pre-season. There is pleasure across the signing of midfielder Cheick Doucoure from Lens and he’s set to make his debut in midfield. The again 4 is settled and though Palace at the moment are with out Conor Gallagher after the midfielder returned to Chelsea, Wilfred Zaha stays the important thing man at Selhurst Park.
Arsenal have a number of harm doubts of their very own forward of the brand new season, with Emile Smith Rowe, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Kieran Tierney and new signing Fabio Vieira all set for late health exams. Oleksandr Zinchenko is about to make his full debut at left again in Tierney’s absence, whereas Gabriel Jesus will lead the road. Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli will provide help on the wings.
Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Clyne, Andersen, Guéhi, Mitchell; Schlupp, Doucouré, Eze; Ayew, Edouard, Zaha
Arsenal XI: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard: Saka, Jesus, Martinelli
Crystal Palace: 16/5
It’s crunch time for Arsenal: can they ship on the pre-season optimism or will this be one other opening flop? Mikel Arteta’s aspect is much extra settled than this time final 12 months and the additions of Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko will make a distinction. The Gunners are definitely forward of Palace when it comes to their season preparations and I again Arteta’s aspect to barter a tricky environment and ship a tricky opening win. Crystal Palace 1-2 Arsenal