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Matchday Preview: Sevilla Visits Alaves, Arsenal Visits Crystal Palace, and AC Milan Opens Season At Bologna

<p>In gameweek two of the English Premier League, Arsenal travels to London rivals Crystal Palace for a matchup between two clubs vying for a second consecutive league win.</p>
<p>The Gunners defeated Nottingham Forest 2-1 to begin their Premier League season. The long-term injury suffered by recent addition Jurrien Timber has slowed the pace, however.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-138588″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-download-56-4-750×500.jpg” alt=”theindiaprint.com download 56 4″ width=”1649″ height=”1099″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-download-56-4-750×500.jpg 750w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-download-56-4-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-download-56-4-150×100.jpg 150w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-download-56-4.jpg 840w” sizes=”(max-width: 1649px) 100vw, 1649px” title=”Matchday Preview: Sevilla Visits Alaves, Arsenal Visits Crystal Palace, and AC Milan Opens Season At Bologna 6″></p>
<p>While Palace manager Roy Hodgson will be pleased to see Michael Olise remaining there and signing a new four-year contract after Chelsea had seemed to sign the French forward, new goalkeeper David Raya may start on the bench.</p>
<p>The Gunners are hoping Oleksandr Zinchenko, a defender from Ukraine, can replace Timber straight immediately.</p>
<p>Roy Hodgson, the manager of Crystal Palace, will want to improve his winless record against Arsene Wenger. While in charge of Watford and Palace, the Englishman has drawn twice and lost once.</p>
<p>In the La Liga, Sevilla will travel to Alaves in an effort to bounce back after its defeat to Manchester City in the UEFA Super Cup final.</p>
<p>Last weekend, Sevilla’s home game against Valencia and Alaves’ match against Cadiz both ended in losses. Alaves has lost all nine of its league games against Sevilla since returning to the top flight after spending a year in the second tier.</p>
<p>Sevilla, the defending league champions and winners of the Europa League, has lost three of its past five league games and has drawn two of those contests.</p>
<p>Granada will welcome Rayo Vallecano, who defeated Almeria in the first round of the league last weekend, in an effort to avenge its opening defeat at Atletico Madrid. In its past seven league games versus Granada, Rayo is undefeated.</p>
<p>There is a fresh look in Serie A. Bologna will be the next home of AC Milan. This season, the Rossoneri had a busy transfer window, adding six new players, including American star Christian Pulisic.</p>
<p>Milan won the title in 2022, but last year they came in fourth. In addition, Claudio Ranieri’s Cagliari team plays its first game back in Serie A against Torino.</p>
<p>The 71-year-old Ranieri, who is back at the team that more than 30 years ago served as the official launchpad for his managerial career, pulled off another apparently impossible accomplishment last season when he led Cagliari to promotion through the playoffs.</p>

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