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Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal live score, updates, highlights & lineups from the Premier League opener

Crystal Palace host Arsenal as the 2022/23 Premier League season gets under way with a compelling fixture at Selhurst Park on Friday night.

The Gunners are hoping to take the final step in their development as a top four side this season after only just missing out on Champions League qualification to north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur last term.

Palace, meanwhile, have their sights set on the top half of the Premier League table after finishing 12th last season. A victory over Arsenal on the opening night would point Patrick Vieira’s team in the right direction.

Gabriel Jesus is expected to make his Premier League debut for his new team after making the £45m switch to the Emirates Stadium from Manchester City this summer. 

The Sporting News is following the match live and providing live score updates, commentary.

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Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal live score

  1H 2H Final
Crystal Palace 0
Arsenal 1

Goals: 19′ Martinelli – ARSENAL – Assist: Zinchencko

Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal live updates, highlights from the Premier League

19 mins: GOAL! Crystal Palace 0 Arsenal 1 (Martinelli) – There’s the first goal of the Premier League season and Martinelli grabs it! Zinchenko peeled away at the back post from a corner kick to head the ball back into the danger area and Martinelli flicked it over the line! Arsenal have the lead!

15 mins: You can see what Jesus will bring to this Arsenal team. The Brazilian forward is dribbling past Palace defenders and is drifting out wide to create space for himself to run into. He has the potential to be a transformational signing for the Gunners!

11 mins: Palace started well, but Arsenal have taken a grip of things in the last five minutes or so. They are playing some nice stuff with the ball at their feet. The home side are having to sit deep and keep things tight at the back for the time being.

8 mins: Zinchenko has a shot! The ball fell nicely for the Arsenal left back on the edge of the Palace box, he struck it cleanly, but Guaita makes the stop. The chance is recycled and Partey has an effort too, but his shot is blocked 20 yards out from the goal.

4 mins: Should be 1-0! What an opportunity for Arsenal! Jesus dribbles through the Palace defence, he scuffs his shot, the ball falls nicely for Martinelli, but he somehow manages to put his shot across goal and wide of the far post!

3 mins: It’s been a solid start to the match by Crystal Palace who are controlling possession in the early stages. Of course, this Palace team have changed their style of play since the appointment of Vieira last summer. They like to play with the ball at their feet.

1 min: Palace kick off and the 22/23 Premier League season is under way! The hosts are in their usual red and blue shirts while Arsenal are in a slightly familiar light pink away shirt.

5 mins from kickoff: Ok, here we go! Crystal Palace and Arsenal are walking out of the tunnel at Selhurst Park. The 22/23 Premier League season is just minutes away!

10 mins from kickoff: This will be Odegaard’s first Premier League match as Arsenal’s official new club captain. The Gunners needed a new skipper after the departure of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the January transfer window and Odegaard has been picked by Arteta as his replacement.

15 mins from kickoff: Not long until the 22/23 Premier League season gets under way! This should be a compelling first fixture. We will learn a lot more about how strong these two teams will be this season after full time!

20 mins from kickoff: Selhurst Park will be packed this evening! Of course, the last time Crystal Palace hosted Arsenal in the Premier League the Eagles ran out 3-0 winners! Can they repeat that sort of performance tonight?

30 mins from kickoff: Saliba will make his long-awaited Premier League debut this evening. The Frenchman enjoyed a very successful spell on loan at Marseille last season and he starts for Arsenal at centre back with White pushed out to the right back spot with Tomiyasu injured.

50 mins from kickoff: Edouard starts: Vieira has opted for Odsonne Edouard as his number nine with Nathaniel Clyne starting as a full back. Besides those two selections, Crystal Palace line up as most would have expected!

55 mins from kickoff: Saliba starts! The Arsenal starting lineup and matchday squad has been announced and William Saliba has been picked to start! Jesus starts up front and Zinchenko is at left back for the Gunners.

60 mins from kickoff: This is the second successive season that the Premier League has kicked off on a Friday night, but it’s still relatively rare. The floodlights gives it added sparkle!

75 mins from kick off: What do you expect from these two teams this season? Palace will be aiming to finish in the top half while Arsenal want Champions League qualification. Can they both achieve their objectives? 

90 mins from kickoff: Arteta has a number of injury concerns ahead of tonight’s match at Selhurst Park. Kieran Tierney, Emile Smith Rowe and Takehiro Tomiyasu are all doubts. We’ll learn more once the team news is released in 30 minutes’ time!

100 mins from kickoff: Selhurst Park is one of the most atmospheric stadiums in the Premier League and it should be very loud this evening! Palace enjoyed a positive 21/22 campaign – can they build on it this season?

110 mins from kickoff: Arsenal fans are excited ahead of the start of the 22/23 season, and perhaps with good reason! The Gunners had a strong pre-season. Jesus has made an instant impact and Arsenal have hopes of making the step into the top four!

120 mins from kickoff: Good evening and welcome to The Sporting News’ live coverage of the Premier League curtain-raiser between Crystal Palace and Arsenal.

Vieira’s team host the Gunners at Selhurst Park, and while the away side are the favourites, it should be noted Palace beat Arsenal 3-0 in the same fixture last season. This could be fascinating! 

Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal lineups

Jack Butland misses the opening match of the 2022/23 season through injury with summer signing Sam Johnstone also on the sidelines. This means Vicente Guita starts as Palace’s goalkeeper against Arsenal.

Michael Olise is also an injury absence for the Eagles with James McArthur unavailable. Cheick Doucoure has been favoured by Vieira at the base of the Palace midfield to prevent Arsenal from imposing themselves in the centre of the pitch.

Crystal Palace XI (4-3-3): Guaita (GK) — Mitchell, Guehi, Andersen, Clyne — Doucoure, Eze, Schlupp — Ayew, Zaha, Edouard

Jesus starts up front for Arsenal with support from Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka in the wide areas. Kieran Tierney and Takehiro Tomiyasu are injury absences and so Oleksandr Zinchenko and Ben White have been picked to play in the full back positions.

Fabio Vieira and Emile Smith Rowe have been omitted from the squad due to injury concerns with Arteta sticking with the tried and tested midfield trio of Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka and Martin Odegaard.

Arsenal predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Ramsdale (GK) — Zinchenko, Gabriel, Saliba, White — Thomas, Xhaka — Martinelli, Odegaard, Saka — Jesus

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How to watch Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal

  UK USA Canada Australia
Date August 5 August 5 August 5 August 6
Time 20:00 BST 15:00 ET 15:00 ET 05:00 AET
TV channel Sky Sports Main Event USA Network
Streaming NOW TV/BT Sport FuboTV FuboTV Optus Sport

In the US, televised Premier League games are also available on fuboTV, which also offers a free trial to new subscribers.

In Canada, every Premier League game streams live and on demand exclusively via fuboTV.

Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal betting odds

Crystal Palace are underdogs against Arsenal as the 2022/23 Premier League season gets under way, but there could still be some value in backing the Eagles.

Vieira’s team claimed a 3-0 win in their home league fixture against Arsenal last season and Palace have the quality to at least make life difficult for the Gunners.

  UK
(Sky Bet)
USA
(DraftKings)
Canada
(Sports Interaction)
Crystal Palace Win 10/3 +340 4.45
Draw 13/5 +275 3.88
Arsenal Win 4/5 -130 1.68
Over 2.5 Goals 4/5 -115 1.84
Both Teams to Score 8/11 -135 1.74

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