Arsenal travel to Selhurst Park seeking to stay in touch with table topping Brighton and Manchester City when they face Crystal Palace in the last fixture of matchday 2 on Monday night. 

The Mikel Arteta coached side have a chance of stopping Palace and becoming only the third team to win their opening two games after Brighton and City. 

On the other hand, Palace, who battled to a 0-1 victory against newly promoted Sheffield United, will be keen to build on that momentum when they play in their first home match this season. 

Under the reinvigorated leadership of Roy Hodgson, the Eagles are hoping to win back-to-back games to start the season for just the second time since 2006/07. 

Arsenal completed the double over Palace last season and will be confident of getting the job done against the hosts.

However, Palace’s form under Hodgson is promising as they have been beaten just twice since his return to the club (W6, D3). 

At home, they are even more resolute as they have lost just one of the last ten matches (W3, D6). 

Will Arsenal be the ones to add a second defeat on their patch? 

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What time does Crystal Palace vs Arsenal start? 

The game kicks off at 10pm Kenyan time at Selhurst Park in London. 

Palace vs Arsenal Team News 

Arsenal have suffered a huge blow following the news of summer signing Jurrien Timber rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament and will need to cope without the Dutch international who bedded in seamlessly to the Gunners style. 

As a result, they need to work out their defense but have Alex Zinchenko back in full training. 

Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Martin Odegaard and Declan Rice are all expected to form the core of the team. 

Eddie Nketiah’s spot is also safe for now with Gabriel Jesus still some way away from returning from injury. 

Palace are missing out on four big players as talented Michael Olise, Matheus Franca, Will Hughes and Malcom Ebiowei are all ruled out of the clash. 

The team will need to turn to Eberechi Eze for attacking incision and Marc Guehi for defensive cover to get the desired result. 

Palace vs Arsenal head-to-head 

From 26 games played, Arsenal have the upper hand in the fixture with 14 wins compared to Palace’s four victories. 

The remaining 8 have ended in draws. 

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Palace have won three of their last five matches while Arsenal has only lost one match in their five games.

Palace vs Arsenal prediction 

The Eagles haven’t lost in any of their last 8 home matches while Arsenal has a four-match winning streak. 

The last five meetings between the two has produced at least 2 goals and that is to be expected again.

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