Arsenal Thrash Crystal Palace 4-1 in English Premier League Opener

Arsenal put on a dominating performance in Match Day 28 of the English Premier League, defeating Crystal Palace 4:1. G._Martinelli from Arsenal opened the scoring at 28 minutes with a great strike (1:0). This was followed by B._Saka from Arsenal scoring at 43 minutes (2 : 0), and then G._Xhaka from Arsenal extended the lead on 55 minutes (3 : 0). J._Schlupp from Crystal Palace got one back for his side on 63 minutes (3 : 1) but it was too late as B._Saka scored again for Arsenal to seal the win at 74 minute mark (4 : 1). It was an impressive victory for Arsenal who remain in contention for European qualification this season.

Line-ups:

Arsenal

Aaron Ramsdale (rating 6.6)
Benjamin White (rating 7.2)
Rob Holding (rating 7.2)
Gabriel Magalhães (rating 6.9)
Oleksandr Zinchenko (rating 7)
Martin Ødegaard (rating 6.9)
Thomas Partey (rating 7.6)
Granit Xhaka (rating 7.9)
Bukayo Saka (rating 8.7)
Leandro Trossard (rating 7.3)
Gabriel Martinelli (rating 7.2)

Crystal Palace

Joe Whitworth (rating 5.7)
Joel Ward (rating 6.2)
James Tomkins (rating 6.5)
Marc Guéhi (rating 6.2)
Tyrick Mitchell (rating 6.3)
Luka Milivojević (rating 6.9)
Cheick Doucouré (rating 6.6)
Michael Olise (rating 6.5)
Jeffrey Schlupp (rating 7.5)
Wilfried Zaha (rating 6.3)
Odsonne Édouard (rating 6.5)

Substitutions:

Arsenal

G. Jesus (L. Trossard, 65)
K. Tierney (O. Zinchenko, 65)
Jorginho (B. White, 83)
E. Smith Rowe (G. Martinelli, 83)
J. Kiwior (Gabriel, 86)

Crystal Palace

J. Ayew (O. Edouard, 65)
W. Hughes (L. Milivojevic, 65)
E. Eze (M. Olise, 82)
N. Ahamada (J. Schlupp, 82)

Ball possession:

In the match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace, Arsenal had a clear advantage in terms of ball possession, at 62%, compared to 38% for Crystal Palace. In terms of shots on target, Arsenal made 15 and Crystal Palace made 7. Martin Ødegaard was the most active in terms of number of shots for Arsenal, while Wilfried Zaha was the best in hits on goal for Crystal Palace. Out of their respective shots on target, 5 for Arsenal and 4 for Crystal Palace ended up on goal.

Passes:

Thomas Partey had a great performance for Arsenal in their match against Crystal Palace, completing 78 passes at an impressive 87% accuracy. His teammate Bukayo Saka made three key passes during the game, while Marc Guéhi of Crystal Palace completed 55 passes at 81% accuracy. Jeffrey Schlupp of Crystal Palace also added two key passes to the game.

Defense:

Arsenal and Crystal Palace have both had strong defensive performances this season. Arsenal have made a total of 4 interceptions, with Benjamin White leading the way with 3. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace have recorded 16 interceptions so far this season, with Luka Milivojević leading the team with 4 interceptions. When it comes to blocked shots, Arsenal have 2 blocked shots and Gabriel Magalhães has one of them. As for Crystal Palace, they have 5 blocks and Luka Milivojević has 2 of them. These teams are showing great defensive strength as they look to reach their goals this season.

Face-to-face:

Rob Holding and Michael Olise have proven themselves to be the leaders in their respective teams when it comes to face-to-face fights for the ball. Rob Holding of Arsenal has a total of 11 such fights, making him the leader among all Premier League players. Meanwhile, Michael Olise of Crystal Palace has had 5 such fights, giving him second place in this category. These two players have definitely shown themselves to be tough competitors on the field!

Fouls:

    Yellow cards:

  • J. Tomkins (Crystal Palace) at 59 minute

    The last five games (including this match):

    • Arsenal – WWWWW
    • Crystal Palace – LLLLD

    Top 5 English Premier League scorers:

    1. Erling Haaland (28, Manchester City)
    2. Harry Kane (21, Tottenham)
    3. Ivan Toney (16, Brentford)
    4. Marcus Rashford (14, Manchester United)
    5. Gabriel Martinelli (13, Arsenal)

    Next games:

    • Arsenal will play with Leeds. April 01 at 14:00 (UTC), on Emirates Stadium.
    • Crystal Palace will play with Leicester. April 01 at 14:00 (UTC), on Selhurst Park.
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