Crystal Palace 0 - 2 Arsenal summary: scores, stats and updates, Premier League 2022
Arsenal look tidy while Palace lack precision
Arsenal coach Mikel Arteta will surely be feeling encouraged by the performance of his charges on what turned out to be an extremely humid London night. The Gunners put on an organized display and went ahead courtesy of a headed goal by Gabriel Martinelli in the 20th minute.
Credit should be given to Palace for the gritty showing, but former Gunners star and current Palace head coach, Patrick Viera will want to ask questions of his forwards. Between Zaha and Eze there were a plethora of chances where cooler heads were needed.
Where Arsenal's second goal was concerned, some might say 'lucky.' Indeed, Saka's shot - or cross - would not have found the net if not for a very favorable deflection, ultimately the goal was judged to be an own goal courtesy of Palace's Marc Guéhi, but rest assured the whole play was the result of very decent work by the Gunners.
With that Arsenal will take the three points from a 2-0 win, while Palace and Viera will be left to figure out what needs attending to first.
That's all folks. Arsenal open their 2022-23 Premier League campagin with a 2-0 win over their London rivals Crystal Palace. Goals by Martinelli and Saka for the Gunners sealed the deal on what has to be considered a solid performance.
Lokonga is fouled almost as soon as he enters, he will no doubt be pleased.
Odegaard is coming out, surely for the honor of a standing ovation which he's receiving. The Norwegian has put in a solid shift tonight. Lokonga takes his place.
Palace will end with possession it seems, but not with victory as the retain the ball close to Arsenal's area, yet there is no space to be found.
We're now in the 90th minute
Palace have a drop ball infront of the box following a deflection by the referee himself.
The Arsenal faithful are singing away on this warm London night as they watch their team close out 2-0 win.
Barring something monumental it looks like Arsenals will be the 1st leaders of the Premier League's 2022-23 season albeit for a few hours.
Almost immediately Saka is in the thick of it again as Arsenal rob the Eagles off the touch.
Despite the pressure and the possession of Palace, the Gunners break and play to Saka on the right. The young Englishman strikes the ball fiercely - though it was surely a cross - and see the ball deflect fortunately off the head of his marker and into the Palace's net. Arsenal lead 2-0!
Zinchenko is out for Tierney and Jesus is out for Nketiah (Arsenal)
Eze goes down in the box, but the referee is not having any of it. Arsenal prepare to make changes.
Palace are laying on the pressure now but can't find the net. The crowd is demanding a goal, but so far their team can't deliver.
We've arrived at the 80th minutes and with 10 minutes to go, plus stoppage, the score is still 1-0 to Arsenal.
A searching ball for Zaha on the left but his marker is alert to the threat. A throwin to Palace. Eze is looking for a way in from midfield.
Zaha makes his way down the left side and is able to evade his first marker but not he second. Palace will have a free-kick.
A decent cross and effort from Palace in the box but the final shot is blocked...Arsenal restart.
Palace are trying to get their act together as they play from the back. A long ball intended for Jordan Ayew doesn't quite make it but the Eagles still manage to retain the ball.
Luka Milivojevic (Crystal Palace) is in and Cheick Doucoure is out.
The referee blows for a water break. It's a hot summer in England this year.
Ayew with a great run..the Ghanaian's pass is just too deep and once again Arsenal survive.
We've just crossed the 70th minute mark and with that let's remind you, the score is 1-0 to Arsenal as they try to see off Crystal Palace on Day 1 of the English Premier League season.
Zaha in space and again makes his way into the box but his final pass is found wanting and Arsenal survive.
Saka is played into space and makes his way into the box, but his ambitious shot to the near post only finds the upper rows of the stands.
The referee is being liberal at this point. Three or four of occasions could have been whistled but the official is letting things go.
Ramsdale collects and Arsenal will restart from deep in their own half. The Gunners are playing around their own box as Palace continues to press extremely high.
Palace get a free kick on the left side corner of the box. A dangerous spot no doubt. Can they get something on this one? Eze to take.
Ayew is probing on the right but in the end decides to come inside. Palace retain until finally the ball falls to Schlupp. After cutting towards the top of the box his fierce drive is blocked. Still Palace probe.
Arsenal are pressing high and Palace, though they retain possession aren't dealing with it well.
Palace are trying to get more touches at this point as the play around the back and into midfield. Can they get something out this game?
Palace are just barely holding on at this point, but to be fair Arsenal are not taking advantage of the fact.
Bodies clash and in the end Ramsdale collides with Guehi, but there is no foul as the whistle went before.
Eze to take.
We've hit the 60th minute and the score remains 1-0. Palace are on the rise and for the troubles get a corner from the right side.
Jesus does the deed again and finds Odegaard in acres of space, but the Norwegian inexplicably tries to pass the ball to Martinelli when the goal is begging for a shot. Palace block the shot and live to fight another day.
Mateta is in for Edouard
Guehi is forced to give up a corner off his head in Palace's defense. Arsenal to take from the right side.
Odegaard goes from it with a swerving left footed shot which goes tantalizingly wide.
Arsenal with a freekick. Odegaard and Martinelli stand over the ball.
There is definitely a tenseness to the affair now as both teams are trying to establish control.
Zaha in space makes a run into the box but his cross is blocked. Immediately regaining the ball he attempts to dribble his way through the left side of the box but he's tackled again. Arsenal with a throw-in
How is the score not 1-1. Eze was played in one-on-one with Ramsdale but the Palace player - with all the time in the world after an incredible Zaha pass, is unable to beat the keeper.
Arsenal make progress and the ball falls to Odegaard but his shot is blocked and Arsenal have a corner. They waste it and Palace break.
Zaha gets involved but shows too much of the ball and is dispossessed on the left side of the field. Arsenal try to build but the middle of the field is packed now and they lose the ball again.
Palace are retaining possession but they have no room to operate and are forced to play around their own defense. Finally they are able to break, but Arsenal commit a foul an play is stopped.
Arsenal have a freekick and Odegaard delivers to the far side. Palace clear the ball but only just. In the end they are able to build from the back.
Palace's Schlupp makes a clever run through the middle and sees his shot deflected for a corner. The Eagles corner is too deep and Ramsdale - shakily - claims the ball. Arsenal restart.
A moment of confusion with Ramsdale and his teammate but Arsenal are able to clear.
Arsenal starts things off and we going again.
The players are out once again. Can Palace get something from the game OR will Arsenal add to their lead? Let's find out together.
Welcome to AS USA's coverage of Day 1 of the English Premier Leage
If you're just joining us, then allow us to welcome you to our live text coverage here on AS USA. It's day 1 of the English Premier League and we've got an all London affair with Crystal Palace hosting Arsenal.
The score is 1-0 to the Gunners through a Martinelli goal, but rest assured there's plenty of action to come in this one. Stay with us for more!
Arsenal's first goal for the 2022/23 English Premier League Season
Not known for his heading abilities, the young Gunner got himself on the score sheet after some clever thinking from Zinchenko.
Arsenal escape and the sides head in for halftime. The score is 1-0 to Arsenal.
Palace have one last look through Edouard, but his shot deflected over the bars for a corner. This will be the last kick of the half surely.
Xhaka is booked for simulation. Moving through midfield, the Gunners midfielder looked for contact that wasn't there and the referee called him for it.
We're almost at the end of the first half and it's been a tense affair. Arsenal lead, but they have been by no means superior.
Ramsdale restores confidence with an incredible save of Doucoure's header at point blank range. The opportunity coming off of a decent break from the Eagles. Arsenal will want to have a look at that.
Zinchenko cleverly cuts out a sneaky Palace pass and starts a counter with Jesus, but the pair are stopped by Zaha who intercepts their last past and is subsequently fouled.
Eze's free-kick was easily dealt with, but the resulting clearance is easily regained by Palace. They work the ball well in midfield as they search for an equalizer.
Eze to take.
Zaha is fouled by Partey on the edge of the area. Crystal Palace have a free-kick in a dangerous spot.
Palace break once again, but are quickly halted by Gabriel's watchful eye and firm challenge in midfield. Palace to throw-in.
Zinchenko tries to work his magic on the left side but is stopped by Palace's defense. Palace break, but are quickly dispossessed. Arsenal break and there is a shot from Martinelli. Blocked, Palace managed to clear.
Arsenal are under pressure now as Palace search for an equalizer. Hints of a handball in the area and replays show there was in fact one, but the referee hasn't called for VAR. We remain at 1-0 and without a penalty for Palace.
Jesus and Saka combine on the right side of Palace's defense. Unfortunately for the pair, they get in each other's way. Palace regain and live to fight again.
Zaha does well to control off of a long ball from defense, but in the end his look is thwarted by the gunner defense. Throwin to Palace.
If you're just joining us then welcome to our coverage of Crystal Palace vs Arsenal in this Premier League clash. The score is 1-0 to Arsenal through a Martinelli header off of a corner. Enjoy!
Rmasdale again with some questionable choices infront of his goal. The crowd is in this one now as they question the Arsenal shot stopper.
Palace restart with a throw from the right side of their defense after Ramdale's goal kick.
Ramsdale with a terrible mistake that almost costs Arsenal but the keeper escapes.
Arsenal build from the back, it's now Palace that are pressing high.
MArtinelli's corner finds the back post and the ball is cleared, but Arsenal maintain. Finally the ball is out for a Palace throw from the left side.
Saka makes a decent run through midfield and finds Martinelli, who in turn finds Zinchenko for a shot. Deflected. We have a corner.
Palace start from the back but an attempt to go down the left again is cut by Arsenal. The Gunners start their own bout of possession.
Arsenal continue with their high press despite their early lead. Palace maintain composure and are able to find the ever dangerous Zaha on the left. His cross is blocked and the Eagles start again. Eze in midfield has to be credited for maintaining composure.
Palace are trying to right themselves and look for Zaha on the left, but after being dispossessed he commits a cynical foul, lucky to avoid a card.
With their tails in the air, Arsenal have come to life. Thomas Partey plays a clever ball to Saka who immediately finds Jesus and the Brazilian starts to dance. After elminating 2 players, he's finally halted and the ball is cleared, but Palace on treading on thin ice.
Arsenal's corner and Zinchenko provides the headed pass back across goal after which Martinelli oblidges with a decent header back across the goalkeeper to the left post of the goal. 1-0 Arsenal!
Ayew with a heavy challenge on his Arsenal coutnerpart. The Palace player is lucky to escape the referee's book.
Clever play by Ayew on the right side of Arsenal's area leads to cheeky pass to Zaha, but the Nigerian's attempted cross - along the ground - is easily cleared by Arsenal's defense.
Gabriel builds from the back an begins again with Zinchenko on the left. In the end the Gunners attempt to change wings with a long ball to the right corner, but the ball bounces out of play for a goal-kick. Palace restart.
After a fierce challenge in midfield Palace's Doucore emerges with the ball and mounts a Palace counter, but it comes to nought as the ball is ushered out of play. Arsenal restart.
Palace work the ball down the left and Zaha attempts a cross, but his ball is deflected out. There are weak appeals for a handball in the area, but the referee is having none of it. Arsenal restart with a throw-in.
Wilfred Zaha is called for a foul on the left side of the field that he doesn't seem to understand. The referee cautions him for his attitude.
Gabriel in Arsenal's midfield is pulling the strings at the moment, but there is yet to be any real space given by the Palace defense.
Arsenal for the moment are finding it to be tough going against a resolute Palace side, but they try once again down the left side of the field.
Arsenal once again with possession and attempting to bring the high paced Eagles down a notch.
Palace are now in retreat mode as Arsenal seems to be employing a high press.
Jesus finds Zinchenko with a deft pass on the leftside of the box and the Ukranian oblidges with a threatening shot. Palace's keeper is all to aware of the threat and parries it away.
The opening exchanges - aside from Jesus' foray have proven to be equal so far. Palace are definitely not overawed by the more prestigious neighbors.
Palace break after winning possession but Arsenal's defense is aware an mange to regain the ball - for a throw - in their own half on the right side of the pitch.
Arsenal probe once again down the left side of the field but Palace have won themselves a throw.
After amazing work by new boy Gabriel Jesus, Palace's defense manages to pry the ball away from the Brazilian, but the ball is left rolling menacingly infront of goal and Martinelli can only send his shot wide of an open goal.
The ball is booted to the left corner of Arsenal's defense where they will start with a throw in. The Gunners are quickly dispossessed and Palace build from the back, before moving to the left through Zaha.
And we're off!
After taking a knee, Crystal Palace is off an running with the touch!
Were lmost there!
The Stadium is full and the fans are singing! It's almost time for kickoff between Arsenal and Crystal Palce on the first day of the English Premier League!
The starting lineups for Arsenal and Crystal Palace
If you're wondering who's in the first 11, then look no further!
Arteta has faith in Odegaard!
The Norwegian has come quite some way since his early days on the books at Real Madrid. Now making a name for himself with the Gunners, who knows what we can expect from the player that was once compared to the great Leo Messi?
Not long now!
In just a few, we'll be kicking off the 2022-23 English Premier League season! Welcome once again to our live text coverage here on AS USA and be sure to stay with us as we take you through all of the action.
Can the Gunners and their new Brazilian signing set out their stall for the campaign OR will their crosstown rivals rain on their parade? Let's find out together!
An African affair?
With no less than five top footballers from the African continent on the field in tonight's game, it will be an opportune moment to take in some of the best talent that Africa has to offer!
Arsenal's starting lineup!
The Gunners starting 11 is in and it's solid. Can they get their campaign off and running with a win against their cross-town rivals? Stay with us to find out!
Who to watch
If you're wondering about who you should keep you'r eyes on, then rest assured where Crystal Palace is concerned, it's the usual suspect in Wilfred Zaha. The ex-Man Utd player has shown time and time again that he cant tussle with the best of him. Will he make Arsenal pay?
Where Arsenal is concerned, it goes without saying that right here right now the man of the moment is new boy, Gabriel Jesus. The former Manchester City player has kicked off his time with the Gunners in the best way possible, with goals. The Emirates faithful will be hoping his preseason form doesn't dry up now that the league is about to start.
What are we getting into with Crystal Palace vs Arsenal
To begin with, there's plenty of optimism at Selhurst Park. Crystal Palace has had a busy summer in terms of recruitment and they will of course be hoping that they can build on that having finished 12th in the league last season. Indeed, former Arsenal legend Patrick Viera - Palace's manager - will have to keep his allegiances in check if he hopes to guide his charges to victory against the Gunners.
If you're interested in trivia, the last time Palace finished in the top half of the table was the 2014-15 campaign and interestingly enough, they opened that season against Arsenal with a 2-1 loss. With that said, it was just last season that the Eagles claimed a 3-0 win against Arsenal, leaving the question as to whether or not they can do it again. Let's find out!
Welcome to English Premier League coverage on AS USA
If you're just joining us, we've still got a bit to go before kickoff, but allow us to welcome you to our live text coverage of the English Premier League here on AS USA. Today we've got an exciting match between two London rivals.
That's right, we've got the Arsenal who will be looking to show they are more than just an 'also ran' side with their fancy new signings AND we've also got Crystal Palace who may not be the first name that comes to mind in the contender conversation, but they do have a knack for spoiling the party. Stay with us!
Man of the moment!
Aside from turning heads with his goals from the get go of his time with Arsenal, it would seem the Brazilian talent is making waves in the fantasy football world as well. Truth is, can we argue the point?