Crystal Palace vs Arsenal: TV channel, team news, lineups & prediction

  • Arsenal travel to Palace after narrowly beating Nottingham Forest in first game
  • Eagles looking to make progress under Roy Hodgson and won on first day at Sheffield United
  • Gunners did the double over Palace last season and have won three of last five meetings
Crystal Palace host Arsenal at Selhurst Park
Crystal Palace host Arsenal at Selhurst Park / Visionhaus / Getty Images

Crystal Palace host Arsenal at Selhurst Park on Monday night over a year after the pair met on the opening day of last season.

The Gunners ran out 2-0 winners on that occasion, banishing the painful memories of their defeat to Brentford on the opening day of 2021/22, and quickly proved their win over Patrick Vieira's side was no flash in the pan.

Arsenal went on to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title, while Palace went in an entirely different direction. After a promising first season in charge, Vieira was sacked as the Eagles threatened a battle against relegation, with former boss Roy Hodgson coming in to save the day.

He remains in charge in south London but will know he has work cut out for him against an entertaining and much improved Arsenal.

Here's 90min's preview of the game.

Where are Crystal Palace vs Arsenal playing?

  • Location: Selhurst Park, London
  • Stadium: Selhurst Park
  • Date: Monday 21 August
  • Kick-off Time: 20:00 BST / 17:00 ET / 12:00 PT
  • Referee: David Coote
  • VAR: Jarred Gillett

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal H2H Record (Last Five Games)

  • Crystal Palace: 1 win
  • Arsenal: 3 wins
  • Draws: 1

Current Form (Last Five Games)

  • Crystal Palace: LWWLD
  • Arsenal: LLWDW

How to watch Crystal Palace vs Arsenal on TV and live stream


TV channel/live stream

United Kingdom

Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky GO UK, Sky GO Extra, NOW

United States

Peacock Premium



Crystal Palace team news

Michael Olise has signed a new Palace contract but won't face Arsenal
Michael Olise has signed a new Palace contract but won't face Arsenal / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Palace shrugged off the departure of talisman Wilfried Zaha to Galatasaray before the season's start with a 1-0 win over Premier League new boys Sheffield United.

Odsonne Edouard scored the only goal at Bramall Lane, and he's likely to lead the line again as Palace look to get a first win in front of their home support.

Will Hughes and Nathan Ferguson are sidelined, as are Michael Olise and Matheus Franca - the former having recently signed a new four-year deal to commit his future to the club and the latter an exciting new signing for Palace.

Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Arsenal

Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Johnstone; Ward (c), Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Lerma, Doucoure; Ayew, Eze, Schlupp; Edouard

Arsenal team news

Jurrien Timber
Jurrien Timber suffered a serious knee injury on debut / Clive Mason/GettyImages

Arsenal have been dealt a huge blow after scans revealed that the knee injury suffered by new signing Jurrien Timber is serious.

He needs to undergo surgery on an ACL tear, joining Gabriel Jesus on the sidelines, while Mohamed Elneny is still recovering from a long-term knee injury of his own. Folarin Balogun has a foot injury and Albert Sambi Lokonga, who spent last season on loan at Palace, is also unavailable.

Gabriel may come back into the starting lineup after being surprisingly dropped on the first day.

Arsenal predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace

Arsenal predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace (4-3-3): Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Rice, Odegaard, Havertz; Saka, Nketiah, Martinelli

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal score prediction

Crystal Palace's win on the opening day of the season was a huge shot in the arm given the uncertainty around Olise's future.

The Eagles are a talented, hard-working side, and the Frenchman's commitment will serve the club well as they transition into a post-Zaha era.

They will be up against it though against Arsenal, who weren't at their best on the opening day of the season but showed glimmers of what they can do in the final third. Mikel Arteta's squad has greater depth, despite Timber's injury, and they will be a force to be reckoned with both at home and on the road.

Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli looked sharp against Nottingham Forest, and they'll fancy their chances of pushing Arsenal to a first three points away from the Emirates.

Prediction: Crystal Palace 1-3 Arsenal