see how the game went
Reinforced for the new European season, Arsenal suffered however made their Premier League debut on the proper foot. In the match performed this afternoon, the crew led by Mikel Arteta gained 2-0, away from residence, in opposition to Crystal Palace.
The objectives of the duel marked by the debut of Gabriel Jesus in the official matches with the new shirt have been scored by the Brazilian Martinelli, nonetheless in the 1st half, and in opposition to Guéhi, in the final minutes of the final part.
With the three factors secured and a short lived lead in the desk, Arsenal will return to motion on the thirteenth (Saturday) in opposition to Leicester at the Emirates Stadium.
Palace, on the different hand, have one other quarry forward of them: the crew owned by John Textor performs in Liverpool on the fifteenth (Monday).
Perfect begin for Arsenal
The guests began the match in opposition to the opponent and, in the play of 100% Brazilians, that they had the first scare of the duel.
Gabriel Jesus stole the ball in the attacking midfield, gave Doucouré a gorgeous go, cleared Andersen and tried to complete inside the field. The provide remained for Martinelli, who made a cross and narrowly missed the aim defended by Guaita.
Soon after, it was Zinchenko’s flip to be intimidated. The former Manchester City winger picked up Saka’s go and completed powerfully, however discovered the Palace keeper at work and in the palm of his hand.
After a lot hammering, Arsenal opened the scoring in the nineteenth minute, and in a play that has been rehearsed. In a proper nook taken by Saka, Zinchenko, already at the reverse finish and free, hit the heart. Martinelli deflected in the direction of Guaita’s aim and scored: 1 and 0.
Everything underneath management? Not a lot…
After the aim, Arsenal slowed down the tempo of the match and commenced to worth possession of the ball. The drawback is that goalkeeper Ramsdale, on each events, put virtually every part on the line to lose.
The followers’ first scare got here in the twenty seventh minute. The 24-year-old Briton, with the ball underneath management, took a while to shoot and, when he shot ahead, he noticed Edouard making an attempt to chop him off. The Palace striker barely managed to cease the opponent’s shot.
A minute later, Ramsdale made a by means of ball once more and needed to affect Gabriel Magalhães, who cleared the hazard.
Before the break, nonetheless, the archer regained his composure. After taking pictures from the left, Andersen completed in the center of the space and Edouard headed it – the keeper made a gorgeous save and prevented an equaliser.
At the begin of the 2nd leg, one other miracle for Ramsdale: in an Arsenal mistake, Zaha gave Eze a gorgeous diagonal go. The goalkeeper, nonetheless, closed the opponent’s angle and blocked the shot.
The commanders are neutralized, however…
After Ramsdale’s new look, Crystal Palace neutralized Arsenal’s attacking strikes as soon as and for all and, albeit timidly, took over the major actions of the confrontation.
Despite the makes an attempt, the guests’ line of defense proved to be safe and blocked a number of passes and pictures from the residence crew.
Young defender Saliba, teaming up with Gabriel Magalhães in the Premier League, excelled in interceptions.
Own aim and aid for Arsenal
In the thirty ninth minute, when Jesus was on the bench and the opponents have been underneath stress, the guests have been fortunate and scored the 2nd aim.
After an trade of passes that went from left to proper, Saka picked it up and, already close to the backside line, hit it onerous in the center of the space.
Defender Guéhi tried to clear the hazard for Crystal Palace, however it deflected in opposition to his personal web and gave the closing numbers to the duel: 2 to 0.
Crystal Palace 0x2 Arsenal
Competition: English Premier League – Round 1
Date and time: August 5, 2022 at 4:00 PM (Brazilian time)
Place: Selhurst Park Stadium
Yellow playing cards: Xhaka (ARS), White (ARS), Clyne (CRY)
pink playing cards: it wasn’t there
Goal: Martinelli, 19 min. of the 1st half, and Guéhi (in opposition to), 39 min. of the 2nd half.
CRYSTAL PALACE: Lookout; Clyne, Andersen, Guéhi and Mitchell; Doucouré (Milivojevic), Schlupp (Hughes) and Eze (Ebiowei); Zaha, Ayew and Edouard (Matteta). Coach: Patrick Vieira
ARSENAL: Ramsdale; White, Saliba, Gabriel Magalhães and Zinchenko (Tierney); Partey, Xhaka and Saka; Odegaard (Lokonga), Martinelli and Gabriel Jesus (Nketiah). Coach: Mikel Arteta