Arsenal's winners and losers vs Crystal Palace as William Saliba sends emphatic message
Arsenal’s Premier League season got off to the perfect start as they ran out 2-0 winners over Crystal Palace at a noisy Selhurst Park.
For the second successive top-flight campaign, the Gunners were put in the opening match. But unlike 12 months ago, when they were outfought and outplayed by Brentford, Mikel Arteta’s side stood up to the challenge.
As they so often are, Palace were backed by a fervent home crowd, but the visitors quickly worked to dim the noise with a fast start. The brilliant Gabriel Jesus almost created the opener after just four minutes, only to see Gabriel Martinelli fire wide after his mesmeric build-up play.
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