Arsenal will be looking for a good start against manager-less Crystal Palace. Opta rates their chances. Arsenal have won none of their last four Barclays Premier League opening weekend fixtures (D3 L1); including defeat to Aston Villa at home last season (1-3). You can lay Arsenal at [1.29]. Palace have won just one of their five opening weekend fixtures in the Premier League (D2 L2). Arsenal are [1.28] to win. 2013/14 was the first time that Crystal Palace managed to avoid relegation from a Premier League season. They are priced at [3.1] to go down this season. If Arsenal win this match, they will have recorded 100 Premier League victories at the Emirates Stadium. They are [1.84] to win half-time/full-time. Mikel Arteta has scored two goals in three Premier League games against Crystal Palace. Arteta is [4.2] to win. Olivier Giroud has scored six goals in his last six Premier League appearances at the Emirates Stadium. Giroud is [2.02] to find the net. Arsene Wenger's side have won their last five Premier League games in a row; they have not been on a longer run of consecutive victories since March 2012 (7). Arsenal are [2.68] to win both halves. Crystal Palace have lost just one of their last eight Premier League matches (W5 D2 L1). They are [11.0] in the Draw No Bet market. Arsenal have won seven and lost just one of the 10 previous Premier League encounters with Crystal Palace. They are [1.83] to win to nil. The Gunners were the most accurate team in terms of shooting last season; hitting the target with 54% of their attempts at goal. Over 2.5 goals is [1.8].