Arsenal beats Crystal Palace because the English Premier League returns

A primary-half header from Gabriel Martinelli and an own-goal from Palace defender Marc Guehi secured the three factors because the league returned after only a 75-day break.

Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta stated he was completely satisfied to get the primary win on the board after what proved to be a difficult match.

“Yes, really pleased to be winning. Three points, a clean sheet, against a really difficult opponent and a really tough place,” he instructed reporters after the match.

“We showed great resilience to get through them, and it is really positive the way we started.

“We began actually sharp, actually cell, actually decided to play the best way we needed to play. Total, optimistic.”

The Arsenal team had come under increased scrutiny with the season-opener in the same week as the release of the Amazon docuseries “All or Nothing” which documented the side’s previous campaign.

But the visitors did not look phased as the host of young stars started the match in brilliant form.

New signings impress

New signing Gabriel Jesus seemed electrical at instances and gave Arsenal added depth within the remaining third, whereas 21-year-old defender William Saliba was spectacular in what was his first league look for the Gunners. Saliba beforehand frolicked away from the membership on mortgage.

There was additionally a debut for Ukrainian captain Oleksandr Zinchenko, who made the change to the Emirates after leaving Manchester Metropolis.

The defender gave his new facet some added composure and was available to supply the help for Martinelli’s header after a well-worked nook.

Whereas Arsenal’s efficiency seemed a bit ragged at instances within the second-half, it was a optimistic begin to the marketing campaign that comes with a variety of expectation connected.

Followers can be demanding a top-four end after what appears to be like to be a powerful switch window and spectacular pre-season.

League video games have began every week sooner than standard this yr as a result of males’s World Cup being performed mid-way by means of the season and followers can be excited for a full set of fixtures over the weekend.