Crystal Palace v Arsenal live: Martinelli gives Gunners early lead
Premier League / Matchday 1
Selhurst Park / 05.08.2022
End of 2nd Half
An impressive win for Arsenal, as they start 2022-23 with a bang.
Lokonga replaces Odegaard.
Hughes lofts a dangerous cross to the back post, but it's flicked away from danger.
We'll have a minimum of three more minutes, but realistically this is already over.
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The Arsenal fans are letting everyone know. They're also celebrating Viera in song, as well they should; what a player he was.
Two more changes for Palace, as Hughes and Ebiowei come on.
GOAL! CRYSTAL PALACE 0 ARSENAL 2 (GUEHI O.G. 85)
We're done, surely. Arsenal break forward, and find Saka on the right of the area. He jinks past Mitchell and fires in a cross, which Guehi can only turn into the far corner of his own net.
Tierney is on for Zinchenko, while Nketiah replaces Jesus.
Eze hits the deck in the box, but replays show Saka didn't touch him and it's no penalty.
A low Zaha cross skids through the box and out the other side. Gabriel heads the follow up cross away.
It feels like, bar a good look at a break, Arsenal have settled here. Palace have all the ball, but they're not making anyhting out of it.
He's giving Arsenal problems, this time winning a free kick after a foul by Partey. Palace can't do anything with the free kick though, and more time trickles by.
Guehi wins a good tackle and finds Ayew, who lofts a dangerous ball into the box. Mateta fouls Gabriel though, and it's a free kick ot Arsenal.
Milivojevic replaces Doucoure for Palace.
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Ayew leaves Zinchenko behind him down the right. His low cross runs through to Zaha on the edge of the area on the left, wh tries to cut in and shoot but it's blocked.
White slides a superb pass through to Saka, right in behind Mitchell. Saka cuts in but he's on his own, and blazes high and wide from a tight angle.
Zaha draws another one, this time from Saka. Eze takes it, and Ramsdale gathers the cross at the second attempt.
He works a nice opening on the right edge of the area, but Partey gets across to block it.
Clyne this time, for a late one on Martinelli.
How much will Arsenal rue the failure to put away a second there? Palace are still well in this.