👀 How the game unfolded: At first, Arsenal looked just a tad shaky but as the game went on, we looked like a well-drilled unit. The arrivals of Zinchenko and Jesus have clearly had an impact on the rest of the team. Goals from Martinelli and Saka have bagged us the three points.
However, we must credit Ramsdale for his many saves and, of course, the rest of our defence for successfully keeping a clean sheet. Palace had numerous chances to score but thanks to our players, we begin 2022/23 with a win and a clean sheet! 🥂
🕑 79' - 90' Arsenal just playing the ball around to end the game after that Saka masterclass!
⚽ GOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL!!!! Saka gets the second one for Arsenal!
🕑 68' - 78' Ramsdale called to action at least a couple of times over the past 20 minutes and he makes some key saves to maintain the clean sheet. Arsenal are fighting hard for those three precious points and we couldn't be prouder. Meanwhile, Odegaard had a sublime chance to score but he ended up passing the ball.
🕑 57' - 67' Palace really going at it with all they have to get the goal but it looks like they will not avoid defeat. Arsenal deserve credit for not conceding even once so far.
🕑 47' - 57' White gets a yellow card as the first 10 minutes of the second half go by without much action. Palace showing intent to get the equaliser but Arsenal are holding strong.
🕑 46' We resume action at Selhurst Park!
Arsenal players rated in first half (out of 10)
Good: Ramsdale - 8, Martinelli - 9, Saliba - 7, White - 7, Jesus - 7, Odegaard - 7.5, Zinchenko - 7.
Average: Partey - 6, Saka - 6, Xhaka - 5, Gabriel - 5.
🕑 33' - 45' Ramsdale keeps the scoreline intact by making a key save to deny Palace. Meanwhile, Xhaka receives a yellow card for unnecessarily going down during the game.
🕑 22' - 32' Palace appear to have sobered down since Arsenal's goal. Now, the Gunners have the upper hand and we imagine Patrick Vieira isn't too pleased about the scoreline.
🕑 11' - 21' How amazing was that goal? Martinelli may have missed that first chance but boy, did he make up for it with that goal. And something has to be said for Zinchenko's near-perfect cross.
⚽ GOOOAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLL!!!! Martinelli makes up for that miss with our FIRST GOAL OF THE SEASON!
🕑 1' - 10' Arsenal yet to stamp their mark on the game. Palace are doing a good job with the support of the home crowd. It almost looks like Arsenal struggling to keep up with Palace's aggression, despite boasting greater possession. And let's pretend THAT Martinell miss did not happen...
🕑 0' Things are underway at Selhurst Park.
💥 Our first match of 2022/23 begins!
🗣️ A word from
Mikel Arteta before kick-off
"We’re all excited. Obviously, we signed some very important players that are bringing a different mentality. They already won a lot. They need to inspire now our young team to get to another level. That’s our aim."
👉 Here's how our rivals take the field
👀 A look at how we are lining up
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