Friday, September 30, 2022

Ramsdale and Smith Rowe start, Pepe and Tierney absent: Crystal Palace v Arsenal team news

The Arsenal are back in action this evening, visiting Selhurst Park to take on Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace.

Here are the official line-ups.

Crystal Palace: Guaita, Clyne, Guehi, Andersen, Mitchell, Kouyate, Schlupp, Gallagher, Ayew, Mateta, Zaha

Subs: Butland, Ward, Tomkins, Milovojevic, McArthur, Hughes, Eze, Edouard, Benteke

Arsenal: Ramsdale, Cedric, White, Gabriel, Tavares, Partey, Xhaka, Odegaard, Smith Rowe, Saka, Lacazette

Subs: Leno, Holding, Ogungbo, Swanson, Lokonga, Elneny, Martinelli, Flores, Nketiah

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Nainsley Aitland Miles

Tavares is starting, not Tierney.


Kieran Tierney (knee) and Nico Pepe (illness) miss out on today’s matchday squad


Tierney not in squad. With zaha back that’s a big challenge for tavarez/Cedric


Heaven must be missing an angel. Don’t take away the music!!
(👎👎👎 – I’ll do it myself)


Hm has Ramsdale recovered enough to start? Hope we aren’t rushing him or anything. COYG 🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴


Huge game. COYG

David C

Wow, where are Pepe and Tierney? I guess Tomi wasn’t ready too.



Tierney knee injury from Scotland games.


Who are those people on the bench?

Nainsley Aitland Miles

The Future.


Apart from Leno, Elneny and Eddie who may be gone in summer.

Johnny 4 Hats

This one is interesting to me. I’ll be completely honest, after the 2-2 draw at home, I was seriously questioning Arteta as manager, maybe more so than at any time this season. We’d just drawn with Brighton and snuck past Norwich 1-0 at home, we were playing shit and I didn’t even really celebrate the injury time equaliser. I was ranting at my buddy about how Arteta isn’t the right fit, no identity, inexperienced… Yada yada yada.  Don’t I feel stupid? Fast forward six months and we are cooking on serious gas. But I remember Palace really being the better… Read more »


Cedric v Zaha is a worry

Nainsley Aitland Miles

Correct, Zaha should be worried.

Bleeding gums murphy

Bossed and tactically outmanoeuvred in every position


Ruddy injuries.


He’ll be on the bench next week – bdum tsssss

Anders Limpar

Dodgy fullbacks, lets hope they put a decent performance in

Nainsley Aitland Miles

Tyrick Mitchell is actually a decent fullback.

Anders Limpar

Yeah very decent

Anders Limpar

hate to say I told you so 🙁

Nainsley Aitland Miles

You told me so!


Tavares had a good run when Tierney was away. I know he lacks match fitness, but fingers crossed he can pull the same


I see us dropping points tonight without Tierney.

Nainsley Aitland Miles

Nah I reckon we’ll win it with a clean sheet.

SLC Gooner

Given the run of matches coming, I guess it makes sense to give Tomi and now Tierney as much possible recovery time. But this could certainly be a banana peel match.

Teryima Adi


Man Manny

Xhaka has to watch over Tavares big time.
Apart from that, we should be fine.
Martinelli to come in and run at a tiring defence in the second half.


I’m not sure if I can say it’s strange that EST starts over Martinelli when he had a little bit of an injury recently I think, I’m more concerned about Tierney. Is it serious does anyone know? And I thought Tomiyasu would at least make the bench today.




The biggest thing about Tierney on the left this season especially since Tomi has been out (injured you cretins) has been him being more reserved with Xhaka having more license to go forward. Going to need to see a much more responsible and less cavalier Tavares tonight or we’re in trouble.

Billy bob

Unfortunately I had a bad feeling about tonight’s game, probably because today has generally been pants, but to concede a poor goal like that!!! Mountain to climb!!!

Billy bob

Best we can hope for is to nick a goal before half-time, then regroup and get back into the game properly second half!! Unfortunately I am concerned we’ll let in a third


Second half can’t come soon enough, we’re on the ropes!!


Ya this is awful, Partey hasn’t got a single pass right since minute 1. Most of the guys are switched off


So disappointing..
When was the last time Tomiyasu played for Arsenal?
He just seems to be permanently injured…

Alan Sunderland

He wouldn’t have made a difference so far. Long way to go, partey and odegaard can’t possibly play another half as poorly. We start quickly and get those 2 on the ball will be a different game.


No way arteta is turning this game around. He doesn’t win losing games usually least 2 goals down against a good team on the night.
Good night gunners.

Nainsley Aitland Miles

Well Martinelli needs to come on for the second half, but for who. I’d suggest Xhaka off and play 4-1-4-1.

Alan Sunderland

Xhaka was our best player tonight, every time there was a substitution he had to move position and was competent all game.


Tavares is very poor. Never watched him in the Portuguese league. Was he any good?

Alan Sunderland

He’s not very disciplined, was pathetic for 1st goal. Poor free kick to give away from white as well.


I think we must bring in Holding for Tavares. Cedric can play left back.

Malaysian gunner

All this talk about Zaha missing was just a smoke screen.Arsenal have a mt to climb.


One goal Tavares was easily pushed. The other he set people on by

Alan Sunderland

He might be the only player ever to be substituted twice at halftime in a season.


True, can’t think of anyone else


Tavares is easily the worst signing of last summer, but no signing in January was criminal .


We are shambles tonight


This is the start of the annual Arsenal collapse.
Just when things looked on the up.
Pathetic performance….


Lack of depth is going to haunt us by seasons end. Dreadful today from start to finish, simply cannot afford another one of them performances this season.

Jan Ethes

Why not Leno?

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