Arsenal start their 2022-23 Premier League marketing campaign tonight (August 5) as they tackle London rivals Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
The Gunners have loved a superb pre-season, successful 5 of their six matches. They’ve introduced in 5 new gamers this summer season, together with Manchester Metropolis duo Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko. The duo have been named within the beginning XI towards Palace.
Mikel Arteta will probably be determined to information the membership to their first high 4 end because the 2015-16 season. The north London outfit blew a golden alternative to qualify for the Champions League final time period as a consequence of a disastrous finish to the marketing campaign.
They misplaced towards Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United in the previous few weeks and completed fifth.
A key results of Arsenal’s demise final season was their 3-0 defeat towards Palace at Selhurst Park. So Arteta’s males will certainly be eager to avenge that consequence this night.
The Gunners will even be eager to enhance upon final season’s opening recreation, through which they fell to a 3-0 defeat at fellow London aspect Brentford.
Forward of the conflict, Arteta named his beginning XI. Solely three members of the staff that performed towards Brentford on the opening day of final season function towards the Eagles.
One participant that notably caught the attention on the staff sheet was 21-year-old defender William Saliba. The Frenchman will lastly begin his first Premier League recreation, three years after signing for the membership from Saint-Etienne.
The centre-back was named Ligue 1’s Younger Participant of the Season on-loan at Marseille final season. His inclusion within the aspect has led Gunners supporters to precise their pleasure on Twitter:
Mikel Arteta expresses excitment for Arsenal’s new season
The Spaniard is heading into his third full season as Arsenal boss and nonetheless has lots to show. The top of the newest marketing campaign would have harm Mikel Arteta. They misplaced six of their last 12 Premier League video games to be pipped to fourth by their arch-rivals Tottenham.
Nonetheless, the signings the membership have made throughout the window have raised expectations on the Emirates Stadium. Forward of the Palace encounter, Arteta was requested in regards to the temper within the camp earlier than the brand new season. The 40-year-old replied (as quoted on Arsenal’s official web site):
“I believe we’re all enthusiastic. We had the pre-season that we wished, it was effectively organised, we had good outcomes, good performances, good preparation, however now the ball begins to roll to tomorrow night in a totally completely different context towards a Premier League staff and we all know what to anticipate there.”
“But it surely’s true, we’re with a degree of vitality and ambition to have a profitable season and we’ve got to point out that on the pitch tomorrow night time.”
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