Arsenal Narrowly Wins Against a Defiant Crystal Palace
The Gunner’s most anticipated second game of the season against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park was fun. Arsenal won their first game against Nottingham Forest. The win was not very convincing as the last-minute show by Forest almost led to a draw. However, great saves from Ramsadale ensured Arsenal picked up the 3 points at home.
The team’s second game was against the Eagles. Arsenal came to the game without their striker Gabriel Jesus who is injured. Also, their recent signing Timber was out of action from an injury he picked up earlier and is likely to stay out of action for 6-7 months.
Arsenal’s new signings comprising Kai Havertz and Declan Rice have been impressive lately helping the team lift the just concluded Community Shield that the team played against EPL Champions Manchester City.
Arsenal Win Gets Them to Six Points
The Gunner’s second game of the season was successive with a hard-fought win against the adamant Crystal Palace. Mikel Arteta came into the game hoping to rectify mistakes in the earlier game that almost led them to a draw. It was a great challenge as Arsenal played an away game.
Crystal Palace came into the play with a full squad and an advantage of home fans. In the early minutes of the play, Arsenal looked sharp making excellent kicks that almost gave them a lead. Arsenal enjoyed a happy Monday by beating Crystal Palace at home. This was an impressive record as all the previous four games played on Mondays ended in a loss for the Gunners.
It was Martin Ordegaad’s time as he converted a penalty to allow the Gunners to win 1-0 over Crystal Palace. The win took them to the third spot two away from the leaders Brighton and second-placed Manchester City.
The Controversial Red Card on Takehiro Tomiyasu
In the 67th minute, Arsenal were forced to play 10 men in the last quarter of the game. This was after Takehiro Tomiyasu was awarded the second yellow card making it a red card in the game. Tomiyasus’s foul on Ayew led to the harsh decision.
Fans believed that that was a very soft yellow card that the Japan defender didn’t deserve. However, the card didn’t deter Arsenal from beating The Eagles 1-0 as Martin Ordegaad netted a penalty sending the goalkeeper the wrong way. The goal was a relief to the Gunners and an award for their second successive win.
During the press after the win, Arteta was happy with the outcome. He said, “Great win. I’m so happy. To play 30 minutes away from home with 10 men is extremely difficult,”
“Some players were suffering physically. The subs were magnificent, they knew what they had to do.
“Today we had a difficult one, we overcame it and it will make us better.” Frustrated by Tomiyasu’s first booking for time-wasting, Arteta added: “This is the standard. I think it was eight seconds. We might have to play with a stop watch.”
Arsenal’s next game will be against Fulham at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal fans will be looking ahead to another win to keep the momentum going.