Well before I start..HAPPY NEW SEASON, let’s hope Wenger spends a bit more money on the defence and we could be in with a shout this season.
1) Pulis has left Palace, not an ideal start for any team, especially one that will have to punch above it’s weight to stay up this season. Pulis completely turned around Palace last season, they were everyone’s favorites to go down and he steered them upto 11th.
2) Koscielny look’s likely to be fit, it will be nice to have one fit CB on the pitch.
3) Chambers has looked ok in pre-season, CB is our only weak position today.
4) Diaby maybe fit, but luckily so is everyone else bar the German’s and Theo so he shouldn’t get on the pitch .
5) Captain Arteta will get to try his new super Def Mid role where he doesn’t run about too much, breaks up play and just gives the ball to Jack and Aaron.
6) We beat Palace home and away last season 2-0.
7) We haven’t won any of our last 4 opening weekend games, Palace haven’t won any of the last 5.
8) Alexis will be the star attraction today, but Campbell, Ox and Sanogo will all be hoping to get on the pitch and make an impression today.
9) Giroud’s goal Vs City shows with a bit of competition for places amazing things can happen.
10) Wenger Knows, what a difference a year makes….
My starting 11 – Chesney, Deb, Chambers, Kos, Gibbs, Arteta, Jack, Ramsey, Alexis, Ox, Giroud.
COME ON THE ARSENAL.