Crystal Palace vs Arsenal LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction tonight

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The Premier League returns this evening as Arsenal travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace in the opening fixture of the 2022/23 season. Mikel Arteta’s men are looking to take the next step in their progression, and finish inside the top four, after narrowly missing out to north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur last season.

There is renewed optimism around the Emirates following encouraging results in pre-season and seemingly competent transfer business. They’ll be aided this term by strong new arrivals having brought in a new front man in Gabriel Jesus and the versatile Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City. Both players are familiar with Arteta who was an assistant coach under Pep Guardiola before taking the top job at Arsenal.

The Gunners were also involved in the season opener last year when they slumped to a shock 2-0 defeat at the then newly-promoted Brentford. Patrick Vieira’s Palace will be hoping to repeat that result tonight although the manager admits his team are short on numbers after a frustrating transfer window so far. Vieira impressed in his debut season with the Eagles and will want to garner some early season momentum by starting with a win.

Follow all the action from Selhurst Park as Crystal Palace and Arsenal kick off the new Premier League season:

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FT Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

A decent opening game kicks off the Premier League weekend with a victory for Arsenal. Liverpool look to challenge for the title once again and they’re up in the early kick off tomorrow taking on Fulham.

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FT Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

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FT Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

Arsenal start the season with three points and another goal from a set piece.

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Full-time: Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

90+3 mins: Arsenal win the first match of the 2022/23 season! They confidently picked Crystal Palace apart and scored a brilliantly worked set piece in the first half to give them the lead.

Bukayo Saka’s driving cross then led to the second goal five minutes from time to close out the game and it’s the perfect start for Mikel Arteta and the Gunners.

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Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

90 mins: Three minutes of added time to play.

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Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

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Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

88 mins: Crystal Palace were just mounting a resurgence in the game but that second goal will kill off their spirit. It’s been a confident and competent performance from Arsenal tonight.

The Gunners are going to stay at top of the Premier League.

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GOAL! Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal (85’ Guehi OG)⚽️

85 mins: That’s game over! Thomas Partey drives across the middle of the pitch and slides the ball over to Saka on the right side. He dart into the box goes round the outside of Tyrick Mitchell and fizzes in a cross.

Marc Guehi tries to clear the ball but it’s too quick. It hits him on the head and deflects into the far side-netting to double Arsenal’s lead.

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Crystal Palace 0-1 Arsenal

83 mins: Oleksandr Zinchenko and Gabriel Jesus are whipped off by Mikel Arteta with Kieran Tierney and Eddie Nketiah brough on for the final 10 minutes or so.

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Crystal Palace 0-1 Arsenal

81 mins: Zaha is causing big trouble on his wing. Ben White is struggling to stop his runs. Zaha checks away from the defender and cuts the ball back into the box where Schlupp arrives and gets a toe to the ball but can’t direct it at goal.

It’s all Crystal Palace at the minute. Arsenal are clinging on to their third.





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