Arsenal vs Crystal Palace 08/16/2014 Free Premier League Soccer Pick and Preview
Arsenal (0-0-0) Crystal Palace (0-0-0)
Saturday 16th August 2014 17:30(GMT)
The Line: Arsenal 1/4 Draw 5/1 Crystal Palace 11/1 See the Latest Odds
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Arsene Wenger did some good business in the off season signing Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona and holding onto the key parts of his FA Cup winning side. Aaron Ramsay was the to most of what Arsenal did well last season and this will be a big year for the Gunners midfielder. Last weekend the Gunners put Manchester City to the sword and Arsene Wenger will be looking for more of the same as the season starts in the Emirates on Saturday evening.
So before the season begins we have a manager leave a club, ironically Tony Pulis was the manager of the year last year in terms of accomplishments as he joined a club destined for relegation in November and saved them from the drop. Disagreements over a lack of signings has led to pulis walking away but on paper Palace look stronger than last season with Frazer Campbell and Hangeland too very good signings along with Liverpool's Martin Kelly. This is a horrible situation for the club though and an away game with Arsenal is probably among the worst games Palace could have faced.
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Very hard to pick anything but an Arsenal win here at home in the Emirates I expect the Gunners to come out with a clinical display and I am taking Arsenal -1 on the handicap. Follow me Twitter @antonpippo