Arsenal journey south of the Thames to face Crystal Palace for the opening sport of the 2022/23 Premier League season.
The competitors’s chief government Richard Masters signposted the beginning of a brand new marketing campaign by declaring: “Let the cleaning soap opera start.” Nevertheless, Arsenal have put the cameras away for the upcoming time period after Amazon documented their earlier, finally underwhelming, season.
Here is the primary Premier League XI for a yr Mikel Arteta can identify and not using a lens directed at his well-gelled hair.
GK: Aaron Ramsdale – The England understudy was lumbered with the nickname “Boris” whereas on worldwide obligation. Nevertheless, whereas the inspiration for his sobriquet misplaced his publish over the summer time, Ramsdale remains to be firmly Arsenal’s primary.
RB: Ben White – Arsenal’s calamitous curtain-raiser final season prompted glee from all corners of the web, with White bearing the brunt after a debut to overlook. One yr on, the defender merely cannot endure an evening fairly so troubling – can he?
CB: William Saliba – 1,107 days after formally signing for Arsenal, Saliba could also be in line for his Premier League debut.
CB: Gabriel Magalhaes – It took till November for Gabriel to lose his first Premier League sport final season.
LB: Oleksandr Zinchenko – With Kieran Tierney’s health reliably unreliable as soon as once more, the previous Manchester Metropolis man might make his aggressive debut for the Gunners.
CM: Martin Odegaard – At simply 23, Arsenal’s new membership captain is the membership’s youngest everlasting skipper since Cesc Fabregas wore the armband at 21.
CM: Thomas Partey – The Ghana worldwide rated the primary 18 months of his Arsenal profession a 4 out of ten final December. However he was solely worthy of a two on his earlier journey to Selhurst Park.
CM: Granit Xhaka – Handed extra attacking impetus because the season wore on, Xhaka averaged extra touches within the last third than the departed putting duo of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang final time period (per FBref).
RW: Bukayo Saka – Arsenal’s shining beacon of constant high quality was the one participant to function in all 38 Premier League matches final season – a streak he will certainly prolong this weekend.
ST: Gabriel Jesus – Regardless of what number of caveats preseason calls for, the sight of a staff’s new striker rattling off seven objectives in his first 5 (uncompetitive) video games for the membership is dangerously thrilling.
LW: Gabriel Martinelli – Arsenal’s new quantity 11 will hope to lean extra in the direction of Robin van Persie than Andre Santos following his “promotion” to the primary staff squad this summer time.