• 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). They had won eight of the previous nine (D1).
  • Palace have won just one of their five opening weekend fixtures in the Premier League (D2 L2).
  • 2013/14 was the first time that Crystal Palace managed to avoid relegation from a Premier League season.
  • If Arsenal win this match, they will have recorded 100 Premier League victories at the Emirates Stadium.
  • Mikel Arteta has scored two goals in three Premier League games against Crystal Palace.
  • Olivier Giroud has scored six goals in his last six Premier League appearances at the Emirates Stadium.
  • 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).
  • Tony Pulis' side have lost just one of their last eight Premier League matches (W5 D2 L1).
  • Arsenal have won seven and lost just one of the 10 previous Premier League encounters with Crystal Palace.
  • The Gunners were the most accurate team in terms of shooting last season; hitting the target with 54% of their attempts at goal.