Mikel Arteta’s team defeated Crystal Palace in an enthralling 2022–23 Premier League season opener at Selhurst Park, giving Arsenal the perfect start to their campaign.
With a strong effort that was rewarded with Gabriel Martinelli’s goal in the 20th minute thanks to new signing Oleksandr Zinchenko’s headed assist, the Gunners continued their strong preseason form.
The majority of the first half was spent by Palace getting used to the visitors’ tempo. Encouraged by a boisterous home crowd, the Eagles surged forward in search of an equalizer, but Arsenal once again hit the back of the net.
During the game’s 85th minute, Marc Guehi unintentionally headed Bukayo Saka’s hard cross into his own goal.