Arsenal will be hoping that the international break hasn’t stifled their momentum, which had been built up following a string of impressive performances, including a 3-1 victory against North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium. Crystal Palace, on the other hand, has struggled on the road this season, picking up just one point from three league games away from home and losing the Carabao Cup to Watford at Vicarage Road. Here is everything you need to know about Arsenal vs Crystal Palace football prediction for the Premier League match of the season.
Granit Xhaka is the only injury concern in Arsenal for the visit of Crystal Palace.
Albert Sambi Lokonga is his most likely replacement in the middle of the park.
On the right, Nicolas Pepe is attempting to force his way into the starting XI, but Mikel Arteta should stick with Bukayo Saka.
The Crystal Palace manager, Patrick Vieira returns to Arsenal without Eberechi Eze and Nathan Ferguson.
The Eagles came back from a 2-0 deficit to grab a point against Leicester in last game, with Jeffrey Schlupp and Michael Olise, who both scored off the substitute, vying for starting spots.
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace prediction
Following a poor start to the season, Arsenal has won four games in a row. Given the Seagulls’ blistering start to the season, a 0-0 draw against Brighton last time out can be viewed as a plus.
Under Patrick Vieira, Crystal Palace has had a good start, although they have only one win from their first seven games. However, as evidenced by their 2-2 draw with Leicester earlier this month, the squad has plenty of fighting spirit.
Arsenal’s new-found defensive determination, however, should help them win their fifth game in a row on Monday night.
In their last five road encounters, Crystal Palace have conceded at least two goals (Premier League).
In Crystal Palace’s last three away games, there have been more than 2.5 goals scored (Premier League).
Crystal Palace have failed to win their last 5 away matches (Premier League).
Arsenal possible starting lineup: Ramsdale; Tierney, Gabriel, White, Tomiyasu; Lokonga, Partey, Rowe, Odegaard, Saka; Aubameyang
Crystal Palace possible starting lineup: Guaita; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Gallagher, Milivojevic, McArthur; Ayew, Edouard, Zaha
Our Prediction: Arsenal 2 – 1 Crystal Palace