Arsenal made a successful debut. After a first half dominated by the Gunners, Mikel Arteta’s men logically got the better of Crystal Palace. Led by Gabriel Jesus, Arsenal put pressure from the start of the match on the goal of Guaita by Martinelli (4th) and Zintchenko (8th). The two men subsequently combined to open the score. Found at the far post by Saka from a corner, the Ukrainian headed the ball into the area, pushed into the back of the net by Martinelli with a header (1-0, 20th).
Arsenal then slowed the pace offensively. Patrick Vieira’s men gradually increased in power until they brought danger to the other side of the field through Odsonne Edouard (42nd, 45th + 1).
Ramsdale was decisive
Despite a second period more to their advantage, the Eagles pushed to come back to score. In vain. After Edouard’s header before the break, Ramsdale again deployed to maintain his side’s result. The Englishman won his duel against Eze (52nd) and remained vigilant on the failed dismissal attempt of his defender Gabriel, close to scoring against his side (62nd). At the end of the game, Crystal Palace central defender Marc Guéhi cheated on his own goalkeeper, accidentally taking the lead from the center halfway up Saka (85th, 2-0).