It’s back! The Premier League returns this evening as Arsenal travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace in the opening fixture of the season.
Excitement is building for a tasty first offering. Crystal Palace won the corresponding fixture 3-0 win last season with Jean-Philippe Mateta, Jordan Ayew, and Wilfred Zaha on the scoresheet
Always a sense of optimism for the first game, but more so at Arsenal with a clutch of exciting new signings and after five wins out of five in pre-season.
Arsenal will be hoping for a better return than 12 months ago when they were involved in the opening match against Brentford and lost 2-0.
Crystal Palace also lost their opening game last season and won just one of their next eight league matches.
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal Line Up
The first of the season 🙌
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) August 5, 2022
Our first starting XI of 2022/23 ✊
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 5, 2022