August 16, 2015 • 13:30 • Selhurst Park, London
Referee: L. Mason
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After the shocking defeat against West Ham at home, Arsene Wenger side will try to find their first win for the new season against Crystal Palace. The Gunners will find it hard at Selhurst Park as the hosts will try to repeat the same thing they did last time when they “welcomed” Arsene Wenger side in front of their fans.
Unlike Arsene Wenger side, Crystal Palace started the season with a hard earned 3-1 victory against Norwich away thanks to Zaha, Delaney and Cabaye goals. Yohan Cabaye has found the net on his debut meanwhile the ones who impressed against Norwich were the winger Zaha and Puncheon. The Eagles showed on the opening game of the Premier League that they will build on their good performances that they’ve showed on the second part of the last season, hinting themselves to be clear of the relegation fight.
Alan Pardew admits that his side will fight for the victory besides missing some important players like Marouane Chamakh , an ex-Arsenal winger.
“It’s difficult to stop them [playing their way], but we need to play our game,” he said.
“Generally our performance at Norwich was below our best. We want more control in games this year, which will be interesting for our fans and for the media.We want to wrestle control from Arsenal. It will make a different kind of statement if we were to beat them.”
Crystal Palace XI: McCarthy, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare, McArthur, Jedinak, Puncheon, Cabaye, Zaha, Murray
Despite having a great pre-season and winning the Community Shield against Chelsea, Arsenal failed to impress on the opening game of Premier League in front of their fans at Emirates Stadium.
Despite the loss last week, Arsene Wenger remains calm for the next clashes admiting that the embarrasment on Emirates Stadium against West Ham will make his team to return much stronger and win the following games, starting from this week-end against Crystal Palace.
Wenger says defeat last week doesn’t take Arsenal’s potential away
The Gunners will still miss Jack Wilshere on the midfield, who isnt expected to return soon and Danny Welbeck who got a bruised patella and is expected to return at the end of August.
Wenger has taken the decision to start with the same line up that he used against West Ham last week, the the only change – to start Alexis Sanchez from the first minute.
Arsenal XI : Cech (GK); Mertesacker, Debuchy, Monreal, Koscielny; Carzorla, Ozil; Ramsey, Sanchez, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Giroud.