Arsenal v Crystal Palace - JG Preview

Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud

The boys open their Premier League campaign at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday.

You can find out more about our opponents below:


Crystal Palace Full name: Crystal Palace
Manager: Keith Millen
Club colours: Red and blue shirts, blue shorts
Nickname:The Eagles


Three facts about Crystal Palace

  •  Tony Pulis left the club by mutual consent just 36 hours before the game.
  •  Palace signed right back Martin Kelly from Liverpool this week.
  • Palace have won just one of their five opening weekend fixtures in the Premier League.

Marouane Chamakh Crystal PalaceSTAR MAN
Marouane Chamakh
The former Gunner extended his contract with the Eagles in the summer after scoring five goals for Palace last season. The tall Moroccan holds the ball up well and is strong in the aerial duels. A proven assist-maker, Chamakh is technically agile and brings others into the game with his clever link-up play.