So the season begins for Arsenal at last! There have already been some interesting results, not least Man Utd losing at home to Swansea, and Everton only drawing with Leicester, so nobody can expect any easy games in the opening games.
Here is the confirmed starting teams:
Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Koscielny, Chambers, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey, Alexis, Cazorla, Sanogo
Substitutes: Martinez, Monreal, Coquelin, Rosicky, Chamberlain, Campbell, Giroud
Crystal Palace: Speroni, Kelly, Dann, Hangeland, Ward, Puncheon, Jedinak, Ledley, Bolasie, Chamakh, Campbell
Substitutes: Hennessey, Delaney, McCarthy, O’Keefe, Bannan, Gayle, Murray
Let’s all hope that Wenger has made the right decision in starting Sanogo ahead of Giroud. We all have seen he is capable of scoring goals, but just the one game doesn’t inspire me with confidence.
But with Cazorla, Ramsey and Alexis supporting the youngster up front I’m sure he can impress us today. Otherwise there are no big surprises, and it was practically this team that beat Manchester City, so surely a managerless Palace shouldn’t cause us any problems?