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Report | August 5

Crystal Palace

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Arsenal

Martinelli 20
Marc Guéhi 85 [OG]

Arsenal shut out Palace in victory.

Martinelli put Arsenal 1-0 up in the 20th minute. In the 85th minute, Marc Guéhi inadvertently netted a dreaded own goal, and there was nothing between the teams for the remainder.

The Overview

  • Although they had less possession (44%), the Gunners still created chances, with ten attempts at goal.
  • Despite the loss, the Eagles had plenty of chances of their own, getting away ten shots in the match.
  • The Gunners got the job done, but it should've been more comfortable considering their shot accuracy was only 20%.

The Details

Bukayo Saka continually probed down the flank, getting 6 crosses into the box. For Palace, Jordan Ayew seemed off the pace defensively, committing 4 fouls in a frustrating game. On a positive note for the Eagles, they had a clear advantage in the passing game, racking up 560 completed passes to the Gunners' 436.

Palace will look to bounce back next match. Meanwhile, Arsenal begin their season with a win.

Top Performers

MartinelliOleksandr Zinchenko
1 goal scoredAssisted 1 goal
Took 2 shots (2nd on their team)Had 1 shot on target (1st in the game)

Next up, there's no let up for Palace as they’re faced with the prospect of a high-flying Liverpool side on Monday, August 15th. While Arsenal take on Leicester at the Emirates on Saturday, August 13th. Can the Eagles improve and pick up points? Will the Gunners find another win?

Looking for more results and stats? Check out older Arsenal match reports here.