The Gunners have made a successful comeback. Winner of Crystal Palace this Friday evening in the opening game of the first day of the Premier League (0-2), Arsenal takes the temporary lead of the English championship. Launched ideally by Gabriel Martinelli in the 19th minute of play, Mikel Arteta’s men doubled their lead at the end of the game thanks to an own goal by Eagles defender Marc Guehi (84th).
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They expected They answered present. Designated as favorites for this opening game of the English Championship, the Gunners of Arsenal fulfilled their mission to perfection by winning by two goals against the solid line-up of Crystal Palace. Well into their half, Mikel Arteta’s players quickly took the lead thanks to Gabriel Martinelli’s header (19th, 0-1) after a good deflection from ex-citizen Oleksandr Zinchenko, in a corner from the right of Bukayo. Saka.
Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal FC) against Crystal Palace
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Ramsdale on fire, Guehi unhappy
Rightly rewarded for a very clear dominance over their afternoon hosts, Arsenal, however, began to slow down shortly before the break, Aaron Ramsdale proving decisive for the first time with a header from France’s Odsonne Edouard ( 41st). Returning from the break with a firm intention of quickly fending off a potential comeback from Patrick Viera’s men, the Gunners again dragged the equalizer through a try from Eberechi Eze (51st), Ramsdale up front again stepping in to preserve the advantage. to the Gunners score.
Saved for the third time by an Aaron Ramsdale in a state of grace in a corner badly cleared by his defender Gabriel (61), Arsenal had to wait for the last moments of the meeting to finally manage to take refuge from a team of Crystal Palace. who knew how to keep the visitors under pressure. The release has come, as often, from Bukayo Saka, the English midfielder who has managed to deceive the Spanish goalkeeper Vicente Guaita for the second time in a tense cross that was inadvertently extended in his goals by the unfortunate Marc Guehi (84th, 0-2).
Falling at the hands of a brave if limited Crystal Palace side, Arsenal start their season in ideal fashion and immediately move to the top of the Premier League. Waiting, of course, for the appearances of other big names such as Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham or Manchester United.
Bukayo Saka – Arsenal
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