Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Starting Lineups, TV Times and Open Thread

The first Premier League match of the 2014/15 season shown on the free, over-the-air NBC network in the United States kicks off at 12:30pm ET today for a game that features David against Goliath. And David has just lost its leader.

For viewers in the United States, here’s the TV/Internet schedule:

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace, 12:30pm, NBC and mun2 and NBC Sports Live Extra

Starting lineups – 

Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Koscielny, Chambers, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey, Alexis, Cazorla, Sanogo

Subs: Martinez, Monreal, Coquelin, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Campbell, Giroud

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Kelly, Dann, Hangeland, Ward, Puncheon, Jedinak, Ledley, Bolasie, Chamakh, Campbell

Subs: Hennessey, Delaney, McCarthy, O’Keefe, Bannan, Gayle, Murray

Referee – Jonathan Moss

Commentators (US) – Arlo White and Lee Dixon

Before, during or after today’s matches, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.


6 thoughts on “Arsenal vs Crystal Palace: Starting Lineups, TV Times and Open Thread”

  1. Arteta, Sanogo, Gibbs not good enuff for Arsenal imo... Sanogo and Arteta especially should be no where near the starting line up. Wenger still needs a top Def Mid and out and out Striker and probably another quality defender. Id be surprised if he doesnt try to get at least the def mid and striker before the transfer window closes

  2. Arlo and Dixon are unbearable. Yammering on and on about random things whilst not announcing the actual matchplay.


  3. Watch Yaya Sanogo bump Hangeland back, to create space for Koscielny to come in for the header. Smart move by Sanogo.

  4. As for Alexis, seemed to me he was pushed off the ball alot in this match. He's going to have to adjust to English squads physicality pretty quick if he doesn't want to be a bust.


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