Crystal Palace 0-1 Arsenal LIVE SCORE: Ramsdale makes two great saves to keep Gunners ahead after Martinelli header

    ARSENAL are looking impressive as they get their season underway at Crystal Palace.

    Gabriel Jesus went on a brilliant run to set up Gabriel Martinelli early on, and his fellow Brazilian should have done better than firing wide.

    But it didn’t take long for Martinelli to get his goal as he finished off a clever corner routine which saw an unmarked Oleksandr Zinchenko bag an assist.

    Palace will feel aggrieved not to have had a penalty for what looked a clear handball from Gabriel Magalhaes however.

    And they could have had two goals from Odsonne Edouard and Eberechi Eze respectively, but for brilliant saves from Aaron Ramsdale.


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      61, White blocks off Zaha and goes into the book. He’ll be on a tightrope for the remainder of this match now.

      Palace then flood the box, and Gabriel’s head could have gone anywhere. Ramsdale manages to scramble the ball clear.

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      58, Arsenal should score!

      Jesus is on to Guehi in a flash, winning the ball back and driving into the area. He pulls it back to Odegaard who has to shoot, but instead looks to slide it to Martinelli. His pass is cut out and drops to Jesus again, but he is standing in an offside position.

      That’s a big let off for the hosts.

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      57, Edouard makes way for Mateta who won’t be a friendly face for some of those Arsenal defenders. He tore them apart in a 3-0 win last time out.

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      56, Odegaard curls the free kick narrowly wide of the post. Good shape on it, but it won’t trouble Guaita.

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      55, Mitchell has a nibble at Saka and Arsenal have a free kick in a dangerous position. What can they make of this?

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      53, Zaha looking to make the difference.

      The winger dances past White but is cleaned out by Saliba who slides in, leaving him in a heap on the floor.

      Aggressive defending from the youngster.

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      51, Huge chance for Eze!

      Zaha catches the Arsenal defenceout with a fantastic through ball. Eze is in one on one but Ramsdale is out in a flash, spreading himself as wide as possible to squander the opportunity.

      Massive save.

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      50, Saka and Odegaard combine and the Norwegian has a shot deflected and out for a corner.

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      48, Xhaka is brought down and Odegaard swings in a free kick which seems to evade everyone. It rolls out to Saka who scoops one into the box but Palace manage to clear.

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      47, Palace look a different side early on, moving the ball quickly.

      Schlupp makes room for a shot, and it’s deflected for a corner. Ramsdale is out to collect it.

    • SECOND HALF – Palace 0-1 Arsenal

      Here we go then! Arsenal get the ball rolling for the second period.

    • All hail Jesus

      The Arsenal nine has picked up exactly where he left off in pre-season.

      He’s been at the heart of every Arsenal attack and looks a threat every time he gets the ball.

      A dream debut so far for the Brazilian. Just needs a goal…

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    • HALF-TIME – Palace 0-1 Arsenal

      The corner comes to nothing and Anthony Taylor blows his whistle for half-time.

      Martinelli opened the scoring, heading home from close range after a glaring miss earlier in the half. The Gunners continued to threaten, looking very dangerous in the final third.

      However, a couple of Ramsdale mistakes have encouraged Palace who look to be growing into this one. New boy Doucoure nearly levelled the scores but for a brilliant save from the Arsenal keeper who’s had a mixed evening.

      A thoroughly entertaining first 45 minutes.

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      45, Edouard comes close, but for a goal saving challenge from Xhaka, diverting it for a corner.

      This will be the last chance with one added minute.

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      44, Xhaka takes a neat touch past his man before throwing himself to the floor. Anthony Taylor isn’t impressed and books the midfielder for his antics.

      Correct decision, rightly punished.

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      41, Huge save from Ramsdale!

      Andersen nods back across goal from the free-kick. Doucoure gets a head to it from five yards and Ramsdale manages to stick a glove out, denying the new man a debut goal.

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      40, Challenges flying about everywhere. White is the guilty party in the end, hacking Eze to the floor.

      Free kick to the hosts who are getting int this.

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      39, Gabriel does well to jump highest and head clear from Eze’s swinging free-kick.

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      36, Arsenal get on the attack this time with Saka. White flashes a ball across goal and it almost breaks for Xhaka but Clyne is there to clear.

      The visitors then hunt in packs to win it back off Eze.

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      34, Gabriel looked shaky there. The defender is unable to take the ball out of the sky, and as it brushes his arm the Palace fans scream for a penalty. Nothing doing, but Arsenal need to be careful.

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      33, Jesus and Odegaard combine and the Norwegian shapes to shoot. But it’s nicked off him at the last minute and out to Jesus who overcomplicates things with Saka on the right hand side.

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      32, That ball has been on all day and Andersen picks out Zaha brilliantly. The winger takes it down well, but Saka tracks back brilliantly to win back posession.

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      30, Ramsdale ponders on it for too long again, playing a risky pass to Gabriel who is forced to clear the ball. Suddenly Palace are in the ascendency.

      The Arsenal keeper needs to calm down.

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      28, Ramsdale didn’t cover himself in glory there. The Englishman takes a heavy touch before slamming the ball straight into Edouard.

      That could have gone anywhere. Arsenal’s first real lapse in concentration.

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      26, Three pink shirts surround Doucoure in a flash and Saka gets on the attack with some lovely touches ending in an Arsenal corner.


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