Overview Of: Breaking!!! Arsenal began the new Premier League season in fine fashion with a 2-0 victory.
Arsenal began the new Premier League season in fine fashion with a 2-0 victory away to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
New signings Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko made their debuts for Mikel Arteta’s side on Friday and both made an impact, with Jesus catching the eye and Zinchenko providing the assist for the opening goal of the game.
Gabriel Martinelli was the beneficiary, heading in from close range, with Arsenal belatedly adding a second in the closing stages when Bukayo Saka’s cross was deflected into his own net by Marc Guehi.
Palace had chances to equalise in the intervening period, forcing strong saves from Aaron Ramsdale, but he and Arsenal stood firm to earn their first three points of the new campaign.
Jesus immediately showed what he will bring to Arsenal by dancing through the Palace defence before seeing his shot deflected into the path of Martinelli, who wastefully missed the target.
Martinelli soon had his goal, however, as Saka’s deep corner was headed back across goal by Zinchenko for the forward to nod in.