EPL Preview: Arsenal vs Crystal Palace, Key Stats, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction


Patrick Vieira will visit his old stomping ground this Monday when he takes his Crystal Palace to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal.

Venue: Emirates Stadium

Key Statistics

Arsenal are unbeaten in their last five competitive games.

They have kept seven clean sheets in their last eight games.

The Gunners have scored five goals but have conceded 10 times in the league this season.

They have won their last seven Premier League home games played on a Monday, scoring 15 goals and conceding just twice in return.

Crystal Palace have scored eight times but have conceded 11 goals in the league this season.

Palace manager Patrick Vieira made 279 Premier League appearances for the Gunners.

Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale has the best goals-conceded-per-minute ratio in the Premier League this season, with only one goal conceded every 360 minutes.

Head to head

Arsenal have a good record against Crystal Palace and have won 29 out of 49 matches they have played against the Eagles. 

Crystal Palace have five victories while 15 games ended in a draw.

Latest Performances in all competitions

Arsenal: D-W-W-W-W

Crystal Palace: D-D-L-W-D


Arsenal will look to continue their revival this Monday when they welcome Crystal Palace to the Emirates. Mikel Arteta’s side overcame a hard start to the season and are entering this game in good form, having won three of their last four games.

They will now hope they can continue on that run and go higher up the table as they are currently occupying a place outside of the top ten.

The hosts will be confident of picking up another home win here, having won four of their last five Premier League home games (L1), as many as they had in their previous 15 at the Emirates combined.

Meanwhile, Granit Xhaka remains the only injury absentee for Arteta.

Possible Arsenal starting line-ups

Aaron Ramsdale; Takehiro Tomiyasu, Kieran Tierney, Gabriel, Ben White, Sambi Lokonga, Thomas Partey; Martin Odegaard, Emile Smith-Rowe, Bukayo Saka; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Crystal Palace 

Patrick Vieira will lead his Crystal Palace side out of the Emirates tunnel this Monday looking to leave with happy memories after 90 minutes. The Frenchman spent nine successful years at the club winning Premier League and the FA Cup.

But despite his affiliations to the Gunners, Vieira will lead his team out against his former club with the intention of taking all three points. In doing so, he will become the fourth ex-Arsenal player to face the Gunners as a coach. However, he will have to pray for some luck to be on his side as each of the three before him lost their first game against the Gunners, two by at least a two-goal margin. 

The Eagles, meanwhile, head into this game in patchy form after winning just one of their opening seven games of the season (D4, L2).

They have often played well but are without results to show for their efforts. They will hope that it will be different this time and they will be able to get their second league win this season.

Meanwhile, Nathan Ferguson and Ebere Eze are back in training after suffering injuries to their Achilles. But Vieira has maintained that the pair will not be rushed back into first-team action.

Possible Crystal Palace starting line-ups

Vicente Guaita; Joel Ward, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell; Gallagher, James McArthur, Luka Milivojevic, Andre Ayew, Wilfried Zaha; Christian Benteke.


After picking up a 2-2 draw against Leicester City last time out, Crystal Palace will be confident of picking up a similar result against Arsenal. However, the Gunners have the quality and momentum on their side and should be able to win this game eventually.