Arsenal trio Gabriel Jesus, William Saliba, and Oleksandr Zinchenko could make their competitive debuts for the Gunners against Crystal Palace on Friday night.
Head coach Mikel Arteta was confident ahead of Arsenal’s opening game, as the Gunners travel to Selhurst Park to clash with Crystal Palace on Friday night. Considering their form in pre-season and the players’ fitness levels, Arsenal had looked sharp and prepared for the Premier League challenge.
The tactician may have had his starting lineup for today’s match ready two weeks ago. Arsenal’s final pre-season match in the United States on show what looked like the strongest team available, considering those out of contention through injuries.
Takehiro Tomiyasu, Kieran Tierney, Emile Smith Rowe and Fabio Vieira missed the entire pre-season through fitness issues, and Arteta delivered an update on the quartet during his pre-game press conference.
Predicted Arsenal XI: Ramsdale; Ben White, Saliba, Gabriel, Zinchenko; Partey, Xhaka; Saka, Odegaard, Martinelli, Jesus