The wait is finally over for Premier League football fans as the new season kicked off last night with Arsenal claiming a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. The Gunners enter the campaign with high expectations, especially after the signing of Gabriel Jesus.
And the Brazilian forward has shown exactly why he’s ready to excite Gunners fans throughout the campaign with flashy footwork and almost a goal-of-the-season contender early on, only to see his shot blocked. It was Gabriel Martinelli who scored the first goal of the season as he nodded from close range after Oleksandr Zinchenko smartly returned to the danger zone.
Arsenal were lucky towards the end of the first half not to level with Aaron Ramsdale pulling in an impressive save. Palace continued to push Arsenal on the back foot in the second half, but William Saliba put on a man-of-the-match display on his official debut to keep the hosts at bay.
And Bukayo Saka’s deflected cross shot ended up securing all three points for the Gunners to give them the perfect start. Now the attention shifts to Saturday with six fixtures, starting with Liverpool’s trip to Fulham.
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