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Arsenal pile additional distress on rudderless Eagles with snug win

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Bukayo Saka scored a brace to guide a rampant Arsenal facet to a 4-1 victory over Crystal Palace on the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal continued their exceptional Premier League marketing campaign by changing into the primary facet to win 9 London derbies in the identical season after a straightforward 4-1 success over managerless Crystal Palace.

The way it occurred

Arsenal got here into this fixture desirous to bounce again from their disappointing UEFA Europa League exit by the hands of Sporting CP on Thursday evening. 

The problem in entrance of Mikel Arteta’s males was a crystal Palace facet who’re winless in 2023, a file which resulted within the sacking of supervisor and Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira on Friday.

The Gunners opened the scoring within the twenty eighth minute after the superb Bukayo Saka despatched a cross into the field for Gabriel Martinelli, who received in entrance of Joel Ward earlier than drilling a left-footed shot into the underside nook.

Arsenal remained on prime of proceedings and received themselves a second purpose proper on the point of half-time. 

Granit Xhaka despatched a ball throughout the face of purpose, Saka reacted quickest and after a one-two with Ben White, he despatched a curling shot into the again of the web.

Second half motion

The house facet picked up from the place they left off after the restart. Leandro Trossard performed a via ball to place Granit Xhaka and the Swiss midfielder to search out the again of the web below stress.

 Crystal Palace pulled one again within the 63rd minute from a nook. Jeffrey Schlupp reacted the quickest, chesting the ball down earlier than placing it residence from about six yards out. 

Arsenal shortly regained management and successfully put the sport to mattress. 

Saka scored his second within the 74th minute with a first-time shot after Palace didn’t clear their traces. It was the winger’s twelfth purpose of an impressive season.

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