Arsenal got the new English Premier League season off to a good start with a remarkable 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at the Selhurst Park Stadium on Friday.
A first-half goal from Gabriel Martinelli and a second-half own goal from Marc Guehi sealed the victory for the Gunners in an intriguing first game of the 2020-23 English Premier League season.
Gabriel Martinelli scored the first goal of the new English Premier League in the 20th minute to give the Gunners an early lead in the fascinating encounter. With five left on the clock, Crystal Palace’s Marc Guehi scored an own-goal to seal the victory for Mikel Arteta’s men.
Arsenal’s player ratings:
Aaron Ramsdale 8
The English goalkeeper was very outstanding for the Gunners on Friday night at Selhurst Park with so many good saves to keep his team in the game.
Ben White 5
The Arsenal defender was not at his best in the game against Palace on Friday, as he kept struggling with Wilfried Zaha, who continues to capitalize on his weakness.
William Saliba 8
The French defender happens to be one of the best players in the game on Friday, as he positioned himself very well to contain the strike force of Crystal Palace.
The Brazilian was also very outstanding for the Gunners against Crystal Palace on Friday, as he was also able to deal with threats from their hosts.
Oleksandr Zinchenko 7
The Ukrainian had an excellent debut with the Gunners which he cap by providing an assist in the first half of the game for Gabriel Martinelli, who register the first goal of the season.
Thomas Partey 7
The Ghanaian had a remarkable game for the Gunners against Crystal Palace, with his efficient possession and solid defending.
Granit Xhaka 7
The Swiss also had a decent outing with the Gunners on Friday, with his decent passes.
Martin Odegaard: 6
Arsenal’s new captain has a superb game on Friday against Crystal Palace, as he was in charge of the midfield department.
Bukayo Saka 7
The English player had an outstanding performance for the Gunners, as he continues to cause problems for Crystal Palace defenders, who struggled to contain him.
Gabriel Jesus: 7
Despite not getting a goal in the night, the Brazilian was very outstanding for the Gunners in the game, as he continues to mount pressure on Crystal Palace’s defense.
Gabriel Martinelli 7
The Brazilian was very superb for the Gunners on Friday night, as he caused Crystal Palace defenders a lot of problems with his remarkable attacking skills. He however crowned his effort by scoring the first goal of the new season.
Gabriel Martinelli was named man of the match due to his outstanding display in the game against Crystal Palace on Friday night.