Premier League: Crystal Palace vs Arsenal preview and live stream
Premier League action on Monday night features Crystal Palace facing off against London rivals Arsenal at Selhurst Park. In their respective season openers, Palace secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Sheffield United, while Arsenal managed a 2-1 win against Nottingham Forest. Kickoff is set for 7pm GMT.
Crystal Palace kicked off their Premier League campaign on a positive note, securing a deserved victory over Sheffield United through Odsonne Edouard’s close-range finish. As they prepare to face Arsenal at Selhurst Park, the Eagles are aware of the challenge ahead. While their win against Sheffield showcased their attacking potential, facing Arsenal presents a tougher task. Palace’s solid home record from last season adds to their confidence, and they aim to start the season with consecutive victories, a feat not achieved since Hodgson’s inaugural campaign in 2020-21.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal displayed both promise and vulnerability in their opening match against Nottingham Forest. Despite taking a 2-0 lead, defensive lapses allowed Forest to pull one back, evoking memories of last season’s struggles to maintain leads. Arteta acknowledged the need for better control. While Taiwo Awoniyi’s counter-attacking goal tested Arsenal’s composure, Eddie Nketiah and Bukayo Saka’s strikes showcased their attacking prowess. Arsenal’s solid away record from last season, including 10 clean sheets and 39 points on the road, adds to their confidence. Arteta aims for a repeat result against Crystal Palace and hopes to gather momentum as his team mount another title charge.
In recent encounters, Crystal Palace secured a solitary victory in their last five matches against Arsenal, having lost three and drawn one. Meanwhile, Arsenal’s record at Selhurst Park remains strong, with just one loss in their last six visits.
Crystal Palace showed promise at Bramall Lane but failed to convert more chances. Eberechi Eze’s playmaking could be key. However, Arsenal’s history in London derbies and away games suggests they’ll prevail, despite their tendency to lose focus with a lead. Palace face a tough challenge, and while defeat might be likely, they’ll aim to exploit Arsenal’s weaknesses and make it a hard fought encounter.