Crystal Palace vs Arsenal will be the first match of the Premier League season 2022/23 when the two teams will face each other at 2:00 on August 6.
Palace are not active in the transfer market but still have a pretty good preparation for the new season. They have a good record of pre-season friendly competition when they won 3, drew 1 and lost only 1 in 5 appearances.
Palace’s attack works quite effectively when it has scored 12 goals after only 5 matches. However, the defense was not good when conceding 8 goals.
Coach Patrick Vieira has shaped the play and main frame of Palace after the first season of familiarization. They appear to be a dark horse full of annoyance with the big guys.
On the opposite side, Arsenal is one of the most active teams in the transfer market when they have brought in 5 rookies including Marquinhos (£3 million), Fabio Vieira (£30 million), Matt Turner (£8 million), Gabriel Jesus (£45m), Oleksandr Zinchenko (£30m).
Before entering the 2022/23 season, Arsenal had prepared quite well, losing only 1 and winning 6 matches in 7 pre-season friendly matches. Coach Mikel Arteta is very determined to help the team advance further after losing the top 4 place unfortunately last season.
Regarding the situation of the two teams in the upcoming match, Palace will not have any notable absences while Arsenal still do not have the service of Kieran Tierney due to injury.
Coach Arteta is likely to launch the strongest possible squad with rookies Zinchenko, Jesus and the pillars from last season such as Ben White, Gabriel, Xhaka, Odegaard, Saka or Martinelli.
On the Palace side, coach Vieira will also throw the best cards he has in his hand such as Eze, Guehi, Zaha or Ward.
Expected lineups Crystal Palace vs Arsenal
Crystal Palace: Guaita – Andersen, Ayew, Doucoure, Edouard – Eze, Guehi, Mitchell – Schlupp, Ward, Zaha
Arsenal: Ramsdale – Saliba, White, Gabriel – Zinchenko, Xhaka, Partey, Saka – Martinelli, Odegaard, Jesus.