Arsenal beat Crystal Palace to enjoy perfect start

Published on: 05 August 2022

Gabriel Martinelli became the first Brazilian player to score the first goal of a Premier League season

Arsenal got their campaign off to the perfect start as Mikel Arteta's side beat Crystal Palace in an entertaining 2022-23 Premier League curtain-raiser at Selhurst Park.

The Gunners maintained their impressive pre-season form with an energetic performance that was rewarded when Gabriel Martinelli nodded in a 20th-minute opener from new signing Oleksandr Zinchenko's headed assist.

It took Palace most of the first half to adapt to the visitors' tempo, but once they did Odsonne Edouard forced Aaron Ramsdale into a save after Joachim Andersen's header found him in the six-yard box.

Buoyed by a vibrant home crowd, the Eagles poured forward in search of a leveller but it was Arsenal who found the net again, Marc Guehi inadvertently heading Bukayo Saka's fierce cross into his own goal late on.

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Crystal PalaceStarting XIAvgSquad number13Player nameGuaitaAverage rating

5.20

12345678910Squad number17Player nameClyneAverage rating

5.19

12345678910Squad number16Player nameAndersenAverage rating

5.70

12345678910Squad number6Player nameGuéhiAverage rating

5.11

12345678910Squad number3Player nameMitchellAverage rating

5.08

12345678910Squad number28Player nameDoucouréAverage rating

5.24

12345678910Squad number15Player nameSchluppAverage rating

5.04

12345678910Squad number9Player nameJ AyewAverage rating

5.46

12345678910Squad number10Player nameEzeAverage rating

5.30

12345678910Squad number11Player nameZahaAverage rating

5.46

12345678910Squad number22Player nameÉdouardAverage rating

5.23

12345678910SubstitutesAvgSquad number4Player nameMilivojevicAverage rating

4.68

12345678910Squad number14Player nameMatetaAverage rating

4.98

12345678910Squad number19Player nameHughesAverage rating

4.92

12345678910Squad number23Player nameEbioweiAverage rating

4.97

12345678910Share your Crystal Palace player ratings withFacebookTwitterWhatsAppCopy and share linkArsenalStarting XIAvgSquad number1Player nameRamsdaleAverage rating

7.48

12345678910Squad number4Player nameWhiteAverage rating

6.87

12345678910Squad number12Player nameSalibaAverage rating

7.96

12345678910Squad number6Player nameGabriel MagalhãesAverage rating

7.26

12345678910Squad number35Player nameZinchenkoAverage rating

7.66

12345678910Squad number5Player nameParteyAverage rating

6.95

12345678910Squad number34Player nameXhakaAverage rating

6.86

12345678910Squad number7Player nameSakaAverage rating

7.59

12345678910Squad number8Player nameØdegaardAverage rating

7.30

12345678910Squad number11Player nameGabriel MartinelliAverage rating

7.75

12345678910Squad number9Player nameGabriel JesusAverage rating

7.80

12345678910SubstitutesAvgSquad number3Player nameTierneyAverage rating

7.32

12345678910Squad number14Player nameNketiahAverage rating

7.08

12345678910Squad number23Player nameSambi LokongaAverage rating

6.39

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    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text

Line-upsCrystal Palace

Formation 4-2-3-1

13Guaita17Clyne16Andersen6Guéhi3Mitchell28Doucouré15Schlupp9J Ayew10Eze11Zaha22Édouard

    13Guaita17ClyneBooked at 64mins16Andersen6Guéhi3Mitchell28DoucouréSubstituted forMilivojevicat 75'minutes15SchluppSubstituted forHughesat 86'minutes9J Ayew10EzeSubstituted forEbioweiat 86'minutes11Zaha22ÉdouardSubstituted forMatetaat 58'minutes

Substitutes

    2Ward4Milivojevic14Mateta19Hughes21Johnstone23Ebiowei26Richards44Riedewald48Plange

Arsenal

Formation 4-2-3-1

1Ramsdale4White12Saliba6Gabriel35Zinchenko5Partey34Xhaka7Saka8Ødegaard11Martinelli9Gabriel Jesus

    1Ramsdale4WhiteBooked at 60mins12Saliba6Gabriel35ZinchenkoSubstituted forTierneyat 83'minutes5Partey34XhakaBooked at 44mins7Saka8ØdegaardSubstituted forSambi Lokongaat 90+3'minutes11Martinelli9Gabriel JesusSubstituted forNketiahat 83'minutes

Substitutes

    3Tierney14Nketiah16Holding17Cédric Soares19Pépé23Sambi Lokonga24Nelson25Elneny30Turner

Referee:Anthony TaylorAttendance:25,286Match StatsHome TeamCrystal PalaceAway TeamArsenalPossessionHome56%Away44%ShotsHome10Away10Shots on TargetHome2Away2CornersHome3Away5FoulsHome16Away11Live TextPost update

Match ends, Crystal Palace 0, Arsenal 2.

90'+4'Full Time

Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 0, Arsenal 2.

90'+3'Post update

Foul by Tyrick Mitchell (Crystal Palace).

90'+3'Post update

Albert Sambi Lokonga (Arsenal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90'+3'Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Albert Sambi Lokonga replaces Martin Ødegaard.

87'Post update

Corner, Arsenal. Conceded by Marc Guéhi.

87'Post update

Attempt blocked. Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eddie Nketiah.

86'Substitution

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Malcolm Ebiowei replaces Eberechi Eze.

86'Substitution

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Will Hughes replaces Jeffrey Schlupp.

85'goalGoal!

Own Goal by Marc Guéhi, Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace 0, Arsenal 2.

85'Post update

Attempt missed. Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Partey.

83'Post update

Joachim Andersen (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83'Post update

Foul by Eddie Nketiah (Arsenal).

83'Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Eddie Nketiah replaces Gabriel Jesus.

83'Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal. Kieran Tierney replaces Oleksandr Zinchenko.

81'Post update

Attempt missed. Jeffrey Schlupp (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jean-Philippe Mateta.

81'Post update

Attempt missed. Jean-Philippe Mateta (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha with a cross.

81'Post update

Attempt blocked. Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nathaniel Clyne.

78'Post update

Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.

78'Post update

Foul by Thomas Partey (Arsenal).

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