Arsenal beat Crystal Palace / AFP
Arsenal clinched the top spot in the Premier League with a 4-1 win over Crystal Palace. Extend the distance to Manchester City to 8 points After the 28th round game.
Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli (28), Bukayo Saka (43 and 74) and Swiss veteran Granito Xhaka (55) Geoffrey Shrup of Ghana, creator of the ‘Gunners’ goals, scored the goal for Crystal Palace (63).
With this victory Arsenal top the Premier League with 69 pointsare eight more than Manchester City (6-0 win over Burnley), who did not qualify for the Championship this weekend, as they played in Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-finals.
Just three days after being eliminated in the Europa League Round of 16 against Sporting Lisbon, ‘The Gunners’ forced a convincing performance to scare suspicion We are faced with the option of conquering the Premier League.
Arsenal’s Spanish manager Mikel Arteta said: “I’m really happy with our reaction after the Sporting game. We showed a lot of determination.”
“It feels very good because of the way we played and the results achieved. I hope you will come,” he prayed.
But Sunday’s rivals have established themselves as perfect victims. Crystal Palace have failed to win in 2023 and Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira of France was sacked as manager of the ‘Eagles’ this week.
Gabriel Martinelli was directly ‘responsible’ for the exclusion of Arsenal from Europe following their failure in the final against Sporting. He made up for his mistakes by paving the way for victory over Crystal Palace.
After receiving the ball inside the area, the Brazilian heeled left and dribbled past a defender. Hit Joe Whitworth with a left crossa young goalkeeper aged 19 (28).
Earlier, Crystal Palace gave locals quite a fright after veteran Ivory Coast Wilfried Zaha hit a post (11).
Goal released Arteta’s player just before the break Score again, this time through Bukayo Sakafired another cross shot from inside the area, this time to the right of Whitworth’s goal (43).
Arsenal were saved from all incidents when Belgian centre-back Leandro Trossard handed the pass to Xhaka on his return from the locker room to score the third goal. He outscored rival goalkeepers in desperate sendings (55).
Schrupp closed the gap after an hour of play (63), but Arsenal soon came back with a three-goal leadending the game with Saka’s double (74).