At Selhurst Park, there is a lot of confidence as Crystal Palace looks to improve upon their Premier League 12th-place result from the previous year. With the club committed to redeveloping its stadium, there is also a real building project on the horizon. Fans are interested to see if manager Patrick Vieira can lead them to their first top-half finish since the 2014–15 season.
Coincidentally, they lost 2-1 against Arsenal to start that season, so another H2H defeat isn’t necessarily a terrible portent – not that ex-Gunner Vieira will think so! Eagles supporters will undoubtedly hope for a repetition of the 3-0 victory in this similar game last season, which was a part of a current six-match league home unbeaten streak.
The minimum goal for the North Londoners this season will be a top-four finish, even though Arsenal’s fifth-place result in the previous campaign represented development and justified the confidence in manager Mikel Arteta. In light of this, Arteta updated his still-young squad in the summer by bringing in Oleksandr Zinchenko, Gabriel Jesus, and Fábio Vieira.
Following a successful preseason that included victories over Chelsea and Sevilla, this London derby presents an early test of how those new players have adjusted! However, Arsenal’s season may depend on how well they perform on the road, given that they gave up 65 percent of their Premier League goals there last season, which is a league-high percentage.
Players to keep an eye on: Four of Gabriel Jesus’ five PL goal-scoring outings last season occurred in matches with over 3.5 goals, and Wilfried Zaha scored the opening goal in six of his seven Premier League goals here for Crystal Palace last season.
Hot fact: One or both clubs have failed to score in each of Palace’s last six Premier League openers (and Arsenal’s last four).
|England||Crystal Palace vs Arsenal||2|
|Turkey||Istanbulspor AS vs Trabzonspor||2|
|Portugal||Benfica vs FC Arouca||1|
|Belgium||Club Brugge vs Zulte Waregem||1|
|Italy||Sampdoria vs Reggina||1|
|Egypt||El Gouna vs Zamalek SC||2|
|Italy||Udinese vs Feralpisalo||1|
The Result Below:
|England||Crystal Palace vs Arsenal||2||Won|
|Turkey||Istanbulspor AS vs Trabzonspor||2||Won|
|Portugal||Benfica vs FC Arouca||1||Won|
|Belgium||Club Brugge vs Zulte Waregem||1||Won|
|Italy||Sampdoria vs Reggina||1||Won|
|Egypt||El Gouna vs Zamalek SC||2||Won|
|Italy||Udinese vs Feralpisalo||1||Won|