Goals by Martinelli, Saka and Xhaki gave the Gunners three points against Crystal Palace.
On Sunday, March 19, the duel of the 28th round of the English Premier League took place, in which Arsenal and Crystal Palace met.
The game was played at the Emirates Stadium in London and ended in a 4-1 victory for the Gunners.
The Arsenal players opened the scoring in the middle of the first half – in the 28th minute, the Brazilian striker Gabriel Martinelli scored from the transfer of Bukayo Saka. At the end of the first half, Saka himself scored, assisted by Ben White.
On the debut of the second half, midfielder Granit Xhaka scored Arsenal’s third goal, assisted by Leandro Trossard. In the 63rd minute, Crystal Palace midfielder Geoffrey Schlupp scored from a cross from a corner to close the lead. But 11 minutes later, Bukayo Saka scored a double, returning the Gunners a three-goal lead and setting the final score on the scoreboard.
Arsenal 4-1 Crystal Palace
Naked: Martinelli, 28, Saka, 43, 74, Xhaka, 55 – Schlupp, 63
“Arsenal“: Ramsdale, White (Gorginho 83), Holding, Gabriel (Kivior 86), Zinchenko (Tierney 65), Odegaard, Party, Xhaka, Saka, Trossard (Jeszus 65), Martinelli (Smith Row 83)
“Crystal Palace“: Whitworth, Mitchell, Gahey, Tomkins, Ward, Dukure, Milivojevic (Hughes 65), Zaha, Schlupp (Ahamada 82), Olise (Eze 82), Edouard (Ayew 65)
Warning: Tomkins 59
Ukrainian football player of the London “Arsenal” Alexander Zinchenko came out in the starting lineup of the team and spent 65 minutes on the field, after which he was replaced by Kieran Tierney.
The statistical portal SofaScore gave the Ukrainian a score of 7.0. In the game with Crystal Palace, Zinchenko made 2 tackles, one interception, blocked one shot and won 4 of 5 duels. Also, the Ukrainian has one hit in his asset, which was blocked.
This season, Zinchenko has played 20 Premier League games, scoring one goal and providing two assists.
We add that for the “Gunners” this is the sixth successive victory in the Premier League, the total score of these meetings is 19:5.
Arsenal are top of the Premier League table with 69 points from 28 games. Closest rivals Manchester City have 61 points and one game less. Crystal Palace are in 12th place with 27 points.
In the next round of the Premier League, Arsenal will play against Leeds, and Crystal Palace will meet with Leicester. Both matches are scheduled for April 1st.