Preview: Crystal Palace vs Arsenal

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This is the preview of Crystal Palace vs Arsenal as the two teams will kick start the new Premier League season.

The new Premier League season is getting started this week, after few months of break we can now watch our favourite teams play in the league.

Crystal Palace and Arsenal will go underway tonight at the Selhurst Park Stadium in London.

Ahead of the new season these teams have prepared so hard in terms of strengthening their squad.

Patrick Vieira added the likes of Cheick Doucoure, Chris Richards, Sam Johnstone to the squad for this season.

Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta’s team did wonderfully well in their preseason as their new striker Gabriel Jesus bagging goal in left and right.

Key Stats of Crystal Palace vs Arsenal

Crystal Palace are undefeated in their last six Premier League home games and kept clean sheets in each of the last five outings.

Crystal Palace have lost just one game of their last eight Premier League meetings with Arsenal (W2 D5).

Crystal Palace have won their opening top-flight league match in only five of their previous 22 seasons (D7 L10), although they have won two of their last four (D1 L1), beating Fulham in 2018/19 and Southampton in 2020/21.

Gabriel Jesus has scored in two of his last three Premier League visits to Selhurst Park.

Three of Arsenal’s last four goals against Crystal Palace in the Premier League have been netted in the 90th minute or later.

Player to watch

Preview: Crystal Palace vs Arsenal

Gabriel Jesus

Gabriel Jesus is a player to watch out for in the game, the Brazilian joined the Gunners from Premier League side Manchester City and have done well in their preseason game.

Following the departure of Aubameyang and Alex Lacazette in the team the Gabriel Jesus has given Mikel Arteta what he has been missing in the team.

So far, the Brazilian striker has done exceedingly well, scoring seven goals in pre-season.

Prediction

This is the first game of the Premier League and this will be a tough one but with the games each team have played in the preseason games, Arsenal looks like a strong and a better team than Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace 1-3 Arsenal

 

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