Ready to go
The Premier League is back with a London derby while Arsenal travel to Crystal Palace.
Mikel Arteta’s Gunners lost a Champions League spot last season with away defeats to rivals Spurs and Newcastle.
But they have strengthened in the summer with the signings of Manchester City duo Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko, Porto’s Fabio Vieira and Sao Paulo’s Marquinhos.
And they couldn’t have a better chance to prove things will be different on the road this season when they head to Crystal Palace.
Visiting Selhurst Park last season, they were stunned by the Eagles and the intimidating crowd as they succumbed to a 3-0 loss.
Jean-Philippe Mateta, Jordan Ayew and Wilfried Zaha scored for Palace on the day.
However, the Eagles have to cope with the loss of key midfielder Connor Gallagher, who has returned to parent club Chelsea after his loan ended.
Patrick Vieira’s men have had a relatively muted transfer window so far, spending just £30m in total compared to Arsenal’s £120m.
Midfielder Cheikh Doucoure joined from Lens for around £20m from Ligue 1, while American defender Chris Richards signed from Bayern Munich for around £11m.
Former Man Utd goalkeeper Sam Johnstone has been signed on a free transfer, as has Derby winger Malcolm Ebiowei.
And as always, Arsenal will have to contend with the pace and tricks of Palace’s talismanic winger Wilfried Zaha if they are to achieve a result.
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