Arsenal celebrated their first sense of achievement at the start of the new Premier League season. In the London city derby, the Gunners beat Crystal Palace 2-0 (1-0). The Brazilian Gabriel Martinelli made it 1-0 (20′), Marc Guehi also scored an own goal (85).
Mikel Arteta’s men dominated the game early on and were rewarded by Martinelli’s close-range opener from a corner kick.
In the second half, Palace started the game much better, but missed the deserved equalizer before the decision was made shortly before the end.
Arsenal are the first leaders of the new season. Liverpool FC and team manager Jürgen Klopp meet promoted Fulham in their first game on Saturday (1.30 p.m.), while defending champions Manchester City will face West Ham United the following day (5.30 p.m.).