Written by Jim Daly

Good news folks! Arsenal are going to be without Chilean superstar Alexis Sanchez for the second game of the season at Selhurst.

Sanchez scored 25 goals and got 10 assists for the Gunners last season as they finished third in the Premier League and was voted into the Team of the Season.

But after helping Chile win the Copa America this summer is going to be given an extended break meaning he will return to training later, claims The Telegraph.

Arsene Wenger did the same thing for Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski and Mesut Ozil after last summer's World Cup.

He won't play for Arsenal until they play Liverpool on August 24th, meaning he won't be available for the Palace game a week before. 

He failed, though, last season to score against Palace in both games as the Eagles pushed the Gunners close twice, but still..every little helps!