Crystal Palace vs Arsenal: Preview, kick off time, TV, live stream

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Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal and Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace.

The curtain raiser for the 2022/23 Premier League season will be a London derby between Arsenal and Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park later tonight.

Both sides will approach the opening contest of the new campaign in high spirits after encouraging summers, with the Gunners losing just one of their friendlies and putting a combined 10 goals past Chelsea and Sevilla with no reply thanks in no small part to the red-hot form of £45million recruit Gabriel Jesus.

Arsenal will be eager to build on that sense of excitement and anticipation and avoid the same fate that befell them in last year’s all-London kick-off, when they were bested by newly-promoted Brentford after a dismal display.

Looking to provide Mikel Arteta’s side with a reality check is a Palace team that will hope to make further strides this term under the tutelage of Arsenal icon Patrick Vieira.

The Eagles won three of their last four friendlies, notching seven times in two matches against QPR and Montpellier, and have been boosted by the arrivals of Cheick Doucouré and Chris Richards.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off later tonight on Friday, August 5, 2022. The match will take place at Selhurst Park.

Where to watch Crystal Palace vs Arsenal

TV channel: Friday night’s game will be televised live on Super Sports 3, with coverage beginning at 7pm.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app.

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal team news

Palace have a few injury concerns at present, with James McArthur, James Tomkins and Michael Olise all sidelined, along with goalkeepers Sam Johnstone and Jack Butland. Doucoure is poised for a full debut.

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For Arsenal, Emile Smith Rowe is set to remain out with a groin issue, while full-backs Kieran Tierney and Takehiro Tomiyasu have also been nursing injuries across pre-season, though Arteta hoped they might be able to train on Thursday.

It’s the same with the new signing Fabio Vieira, who is yet to feature for his new club due to a foot problem.

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