Crystal Palace vs Arsenal results in week 1 of the 2022-2023 Premier League are known. After going through 90 minutes of the match, the Gunners – Arsenal’s nickname – won 2-0.
Gabriel Martinelli scored Arsenal’s goals in the 20th minute and Marc Guehi’s own goal (85′). Thanks to this victory, Arsenal topped the Premier League 2022-2023 standings with a collection of three points.
The course of the match
The game has only been running for four minutes, Arsenal are almost ahead through Gabriel Martinelli. However, his shot from close range after the chaos in the Crystal Palace penalty box was still thin on the left side of the goal.
Four minutes later, Martin Odegaard sent feedback to Oleksandr Zinchenko. The Gunners’ brand-new left-back then fired a powerful shot but it was parried by Vicente Guaita.
Continuing to attack, the London Cannon Troops finally managed to break the deadlock in the 20th minute. Martinelli managed to break into Guaita’s goal with a flick that greeted Zinchenko’s header.
On the other hand, The Eagles – Palace’s nickname – tried to equalise through the counter-attacks they launched. However, Arsenal’s strong defence made it difficult for them to create opportunities.
In the 34th minute, Gabriel Jesus almost scored his first goal for the Gunners. However, his placing kick that went to the lower right corner of the goal was saved by Guaita.
Four minutes later, Bukayo Saka sent a dangerous cross into the penalty box. Free-standing Gabriel Jesus attempted to cheat but Nathaniel Clyne cleared the ball with his tackle.
In the 42nd minute, Crystal Palace finally got a golden opportunity and almost equalised. But unfortunately, Odsonne Edouard’s flick from close range could be pushed over by Arsenal goalkeeper, Aaron Ramsdale.
After that, the intensity of the game increased at the end of the first half. However, until halftime there were no additional goals created. Arsenal led 1-0 over Crystal Palace in the first 45 minutes.
Left behind by one goal, Palace appeared pressing at the start of the second half. They did tight pressing which was quite troublesome for Arsenal. Seven minutes into the second half, the Eagles almost equalised through Eberechi Eze thanks to a slick counter-attack scheme.
However, his left foot shot from close range leads right into the arms of Ramsdale. In the 62nd minute, the home team again got a golden opportunity. Palace’s corner, which was headed by Joachim Andersen, was saved by Gabriel Magalhaes but the ball went into his own net.
Luckily for Arsenal, Ramsdale swiftly blocked the ball. Eight minutes later, Arsenal were finally able to carve their first chance in the second half. Unfortunately, Bukayo Saka’s hard kick from a narrow angle still bounced slightly over the crossbar.
After that, the game went pretty tough. Crystal Palace, which dominates possession, has yet to find a gap to dismantle the Gunners defence. Nine minutes before the game was over, Jordan Ayew stabbed into the defence of the North London troops.
However, again his shot was not accurate and only sideways on the left side of the goal. Excited to attack, the Eagles were conceded by Marc Guehi’s own goal in the 86th minute. The English defender broke into his own team’s goal after trying to anticipate Saka’s crossing from the right side of his defence. Arsenal winning 2-0.
In the final minutes of the second half, the Gunners regained control of the game and locked the home team’s defence. However, until the game was over, no more goals were created. The London Cannons managed to take home all three points with a 2-0 win over Palace.
Here’s the line-up for Crystal Palace vs Arsenal:
CRYSTAL PALACE (4-2-3-1): Vicente Guaita; Nathaniel Clyne, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell; Jeffrey Schlupp, Cheick Doucoure; Jordan Ayew, Eberechi Eze, Wilfried Zaha; Odsonne Edouard.
Subs: Jairo Riedewald, Sam Johnstone, Joel Ward, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Will Hughes, Luke Plange, Luka Milivojevic, Malcolm Ebiowei, Chris Richards.
ARSENAL (3-4-1-2): Aaron Ramsdale; Ben White, William Saliba, Gabriel Magalhaes; Bukayo Saka, Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Martin Odegaard; Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli.
Subs: Matt Turner, Cedric Soares, Albert Sambi Lokonga, Mohamed Elneny, Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney, Nicolas Pepe, Reiss Nelson, Eddie Nketiah.