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

Premier League players stop kneeling at every game

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

There is renewed optimism around the Emirates after encouraging pre-season results and seemingly competent transfer cases. They will be helped this season by strong newcomers with a new frontman in Gabriel Jesus and the versatile Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City. Both players know Arteta, who was 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 fell to a shocking 2-0 defeat against newly promoted Brentford. Patrick Vieira’s Palace are hoping to repeat that result tonight, although the manager admits his team is falling short after a frustrating transfer window so far. Vieira impressed in his debut season with the Eagles and will look to gather momentum early in the season by starting with a win.

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


New Arsenal appearance shows exciting signs of progress with winning start at Crystal Palace

A new season, a few new main characters and a suggestion that this reality show may be on track for a sturdier but no less exciting ride this campaign. A Brazilian named Gabriel has indeed opened Arsenal’s Premier League account and while Martinelli may have been the match winner after completing a clever set-piece routine, the frontline led by Jesus shone in this early investigation from Mikel Arteta’s side.

Another recent arrival – though signed three years apart – was just as significant. William Saliba made his highly anticipated Premier League debut and the 21-year-old was solid in defense as Crystal Palace turned up the pressure and Selhurst Park rose in hopes of an equalizing goal late. This was the test that had been predicted, but Arsenal did not follow the script. Instead, they held on and Marc Guehi’s own goal, which was deflected past Vicente Guaita on a cross from Bukayo Saka, meant the Gunners got off to a better start than last season.

A Premier League opener under the lights invariably brought back memories of Arteta’s squad that withered at this time last year under the impressive pressure of Brentford, whose memories may have surfaced uselessly after the release of All or Nothing this week, but if Crystal Palace thought they had the same physical approach they got a different proposal this time.


Reaction after Saliba .’s match

Arsenal defender William Saliba made his first start for Arsenal in the Premier League tonight and came away with a win and a clean sheet. Not to mention the man of the match award.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game, he said: “We knew it was going to be difficult here, but we were strong and solid. I’ve waited a long time to make my debut and I’m happy to start with a clean slate and a win. It’s important for confidence.”


FT Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

Mikel Arteta has now won 50 league games as Arsenal manager after 98 games in charge, making him the second fastest manager to have 50 top-level wins for the Gunners, after Arsene Wenger (94).

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FT Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

A solid opening game kicks off the Premier League weekend with a win for Arsenal. Liverpool are looking to compete for the title again and they will be in the early kick-off tomorrow, taking on Fulham.


FT Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

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FT Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

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


Full-time: Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

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

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


Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

90 minutes: three minutes of extra playing time.


Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

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Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

88 mins: Crystal Palace was just doing a revival in the game, but that second goal will kill their minds. It was a confident and competent performance from Arsenal tonight.

The Gunners remain at the top of the Premier League.

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