Crystal Palace vs Arsenal – Football Match Report – August 5, 2022

Arsenal had a successful start to the season, with a first-half goal giving Mikel Arteta’s side a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League opener at Selhurst Park on Friday.

Gabriel Martinelli He headed the net from close range in the 20th minute after a neat corner kick before a powerful cross from Bukayo Saka Converted to his own net by the Palace defender Mark Joyehy In the final minutes to secure three opening points for Arsenal as they maintained their momentum from a summer of positivity around the red half of north London.

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“We started really strong … to win here you have to suffer,” Arteta told Sky Sports. “We did that and that’s part of the mindset that we want to build, to come to these places and find a way to win,”

Arsenal took their impressive form before the start of the match, pressing well and dominating the start of the match. It was a great summer signature Gabriel Jesus Who was at the center of the action with Arsenal.

With just five minutes to go, Jesus brilliantly dribbled through a handful of Palace defenders before his shot slammed into the path of Martinelli, whose shot was swept off the far post with the goal at his mercy.

But Martinelli didn’t have to wait long to make up. This time he was hired by another Arsenal summer recruit from Manchester City Oleksandr Zinchenko. With a good corner routine, Zinchenko’s header Bukayo SakaThe draw for the ball deep across the goal, where Martinelli got enough header to defeat Vincent Guetta In front of the palace.

Palace started to gain a foothold as the first half went on and it took two impressive defensive contributions from Arsenal to keep their lead in the first half.

Odson Edward He had a clear chance with a header from six yards but Aaron Ramsdale He responded well to diving and kicking the ball to safety. Minutes later it was Granite Shaka He intervened after stepping in to block Edward’s shot from close range over the bar.

Ramsdale was called into action again at the start of the second half, cleverly coming off his streak to deny it God bless you After the palace player played clean Wilfried Zaha In the second half.

But while he lacked the starting power in his start to the match, he helped Arsenal with a stellar performance on his debut. William Saliba In defense, they fixed themselves to prevent further drama. And when Juehi was caught by Saka’s ball across the goal five minutes before the end of the match, Arsenal could relax knowing they would be the first winners of the 31st Premier League season.

“It was very good because we started with a win and a clean sheet,” said Saliba, who has spent the last two and a half years on loan in France. “It was a tough match, but we won in the end, very good. I waited a long time, but we are [did it] In my first game, and I’m very happy.

“We knew it was going to be a very difficult match, but we were ready and focused,” he added. “That’s good for confidence, it’s very good and I hope we can continue like this.

“We have to enjoy tonight, but starting tomorrow we have to focus on the next match because it’s not over, it’s only the first match.”