Arsenal head to Selhurst Park on Monday night to end Matchday 2.
An away trip to Crystal Palace in what is a London derby won’t be plain sailing for the Gunners. It will be their first road fixture of the year after they got their 2023/24 season off to a winning start last weekend as they beat Nottingham Forest 2-1.
However, Mikel Arteta would’ve undoubtedly drawn concerns from the manner of their slender triumph.
4 things to watch when Arsenal visit Crystal Palace on Monday night
The Gunners will be looking to pick up on their performance from the first half at the Emirates against Forest and secure their second win of the new season. Here are four things to look out for on Monday night.
1. Away form
If the Gunners are looking to challenge for a Premier League title, how they play away from the Emirates is essential. Last season the Gunners were 12-3-4 earning 39 points from those 19 fixtures.
The year prior the Gunners were 9-1-9 in away fixtures earning only 28 points. In most years, Arsenal’s away record may have earned them a Premier League crown last season, but they were unfortunate enough to have been beaten by a treble-winning outfit. In fact, Arsenal earned more points than Man City did away from home, but it was CIty’s pristine record at the Etihad which helped them to their third-straight league title.
However, at the very least, Arsenal’s away record last year was 11 points better than the season prior. They must produce similar numbers in 2023/24 to challenge the Cityzens once more.
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