26 min Jesus turns to Andersen excitedly about halfway, then seems to be drawn back. Anthony Taylor gives nothing.
26 min Here is Gabriel Martinelli’s opening goal.
26 min “Just a quick note to say how much I love the Arsenal kit,” says Andy Bradshaw. The color they call ‘red pants left in the wash’?
It is now!
25 min Zaha’s cross to Edouard is intercepted by Saliba. The castle looks a little dangerous in the attack.
23 min Arsenal have 66 percent of the possession and five shots against Palace.
22 min Jesus knocks over a few players in the area before being kicked out. “He’s looking sharp,” Jamie Carragher says on Sky Sports. His communication and behavior have been first class.
It came from a corner of the training ground on the right side. Saka slotted it deep to the unmarked Zinchenko, who cleverly ran into space beyond the far post. He headed it to the ball, and Martinelli’s soft header went past Guaita from six yards.
Arsenal deserve the lead!
19 min “Rob, dear,” says Ian Copestake. “When you said ‘Jesus especially’, did you express your surprise that Arsenal are playing good football or just channeling Father Ted?”
It will be an ecumenical matter.
18 min A half-decent Palace attack, with Eze finding Zaha down the left. He whitewashes into the area and drives a cross that is clear by Xhaka.
17 min See 13 min. The is live one side, although without many clear chances.
15 min “I think we all know that Romario scored goals in friendlies, testimonials and warm-ups,” says Gary Naylor, “but are the pre-season tournament goals in the player’s record? Moneyball guys.”
Nothing could throw those boys. You can put a year’s worth of Nando’s on the other side of the office and they won’t explode.
13 min Arsenal continues to dominate. Palace have failed to threaten in midfield, which is usually a strength, and at this point it feels like a matter of time before Arsenal score.
11 min “What do you think of Arsenal’s signings?” Andrew Hurley asks. “Salib, who was hardly mentioned in the pre-season, could be one of the best ‘adds’. Jesus seems to have settled in well but they may need another forward, and another midfielder.
“It’s worth noting for all the criticism of the Kroenke family that they have supported Arteta at a net cost greater than most, but not all, clubs in Europe.”
I think they have done very well, not only this summer but under Arteta. I haven’t seen much of Saliba but he sounds like a serious talent. This first XI is really strong now.
10 min Here is Martinelli’s chance in the fourth minute.
8 min Jesus and Xhaka combine to find Zinchenko, whose deflected shot is saved by the falling Guaita. It’s all Arsenal, and minutes later Partey has a shot blocked by Schlupp.
7 min “Glad I can get in at least one round of PL action in a sunny and warm East Sussex before I head back to wet and wintry Australia next week,” Waz writes. “It would be very strange to watch at any time other than early morning. It might actually take a full turn for once. Bring it on!”
6 min Arsenal, especially Jesus, look really bright.
4 min: Martinelli misses a great chance! Jesus goes on a sensational run, nutmegging Doucoure and then zig-zagging past Andersen on the edge of the area. He fires a shot that is blocked and back across the area to Martinelli, who flicks it past the post from seven yards. What a chance.
3 min Nothing much to report. Arsenal play a 4-2-3-1, with Odegaard as No10; The shape of the Palace looks like 4-1-4-1.
1 min Ebere Eze has a first hand in the 2022-23 Premier League season. We’re going!
Here come the players, led by Marc Guehi and Martin Odegaard. The sun is shining, the home fans everywhere are cheering, and my tail is wagging.
Come back come back go back go back go back
A final bit of pre-season reading
“Gabriel Jesus is a real player.” Ian Copestake says. “It just has an annoying face. However, thanks to the internet it’s something I haven’t taken back.”
“Hey Rob,” Bill Hargreaves says. “Saw an article the other day that wasn’t specifically about Arteta’s leadership style, and it got me thinking about the different styles among PL coaches, and how different styles will have different long-/short-term strengths or weaknesses. , and according to different groups and cultures. An example would be SAF and the culture at Man Utd – hard to find, a hard culture to introduce different coaches?”
Indeed, one of Ferguson’s strengths was introducing different types of No2s (oh brace yourself). But yes, it’s an interesting topic – for example, I’m not sure that Arteta’s approach will be so successful with players with experience, but Conte is the opposite. And some coaches develop their style more effectively than others, as we’ve seen from the relative decline of Jose Mourinho.
It’s a beautiful and warm evening in south London, and the atmosphere is formed. I don’t know what to tell you.
“Rob, we are invited to email you with our thoughts,” Charles Antaki says. “Surely it’s too early in the season for ideas? I certainly don’t have any, and I doubt any experienced Arsenal fan has: there are certainly fogs of uncertainty floating in. Misty images of potential disaster ahead, no doubt. No clear, firm ideas of what’s going to happen, of course. Maybe, compared to the start of last season, it’s better this way.”
By the way. As I know from bitter experience, July and August are not the time for ideas.
“As an Arsenal fan I have a feeling at the beginning of this season that I haven’t had in years,” says Matt Emerson. “That’s true Optimism, instead of hope’s worse, illusory cousin. This will all change at 8:20, I’m sure, but it’s nice to push it back, albeit briefly…
I was trying to remember the last time Arsenal had something this good young lane Late 2000s/early 2010s, I guess, but then you have to go back to the early days of George Graham.
“A great slave from California,” says Mary Waltz. “Some may find it an insult to link Rob to a dog but I see it as a huge compliment. It’s great to have the Premier League and MBM back again. My Everton team lost their best player to Spurs and their second best to injury. , so the doomsday cloud is already over my head. Some things never change. Let’s get started!!!!!”
“Evening,” Martin Segerstråle says. “So, will Gabriel Jesus now prove that he’s a talented striker who didn’t fit into the Pepball system, or have Arsenal bought another Bendtner? I just have a feeling right quality players should not depend on the system.”
I’m not sure it was inappropriate for Pepball. He just wasn’t good enough to be a regular No9 for a team that wants to be the best in the world. But Pep still liked him – Jesus started a lot of big games, albeit often in wide positions – and it would be a surprise if he didn’t really do well at Arsenal.
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Barney Ronay season preview
No surprise in both XI. Cheick Doucoure is the only summer signing to start for Palace, while Arsenal have Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus. Their defense includes another starter: William Saliba, the French international who was on loan at Marseille last season.
Crystal Palace (maybe 4-3-3) Guita Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Eze, Doucoure, Schlupp; Ayew, Edouard, Zaha.
Subs: Johnstone, Ward, Milivojevic, Mateta, Hughes, Ebiowei, Richards, Riedewald, Plange.
Arsenal (probably 4-2-3-1) Ramsdale; Spi, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli; Jesus
Subs: Turner, Tierney, Holding, Cedric, Lokonga, Elneny, Nketiah, Pepe, Nelson.
Counselor Anthony Taylor.
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Some Palace transfer news
Christian Benteke joins Wayne Rooney’s DC United in MLS, ending a turbulent 10-year career in English football. Sometimes it was the fruit of a trick, sometimes it was very good.
The lovely thing about dogs is that they are always happy to see you. Even if you leave to send a message and come back two minutes later, you’ll be greeted as if you’ve been away since 2017.
Something similar happens every time a new football season begins. We’re all excited to celebrate the fact that football is BACK, even though it’s really gone. This year we had the Nations League in June and the Euros in July, not to mention a gazillion pre-season friendlies and 482,195 special transfers. Doesn’t matter. The loyal old football dogs that we are, we’ll always start wagging our tails before the first game of the season. Wag wag wag
This will be a unique season – the first, and possibly the last, to have a World Cup for a winter break. A night game at Selhurst Park, which produces pound for pound the best atmosphere in the Premier League, is a good place to start.
Crystal Palace v Arsenal is 12th and 5th in the 2021-22 schedule, although both teams – like anyone at the start end, before the waves of reality go to work – are looking up. Palace have realistic ambitions to finish in the top half, which would be only their second since the miracle season of 1990-91, while Arsenal have their chances of finishing in the top four for the first time in a happy, innocent way. , does not imagine. -The world-a world-reasonably-spring of 2016.
The palace has gone under the radar this summer. They have made some interesting, relatively low-key signings, notably Cheick Doucoure, but the main topic of discussion is how they would fare without a player who is not their first choice: Conor Gallagher, who is back. at Chelsea after a remarkable loan spell. On the plus side, the excellent Eberechi Eze is back after missing most of 2021-22.
Arsenal’s transfer business has been universally praised. Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko were good enough to play hundreds of games for England’s top team, while Fabio Vieira has the potential to become a star.
For richer and poorer, Arsenal under Mikel Arteta was all about potential. There is no more exciting youth team in England, perhaps Europe. Now they want to prove that you can earn something with children. A fourth place trophy will do for a start.
Kick off 8 p.m.