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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Arsenal 5 - 0 Crystal Palace…

The pre-game GGs meet-up in the Victoria Tavern on Saturday lunchtime was great fun. And not without good reason! Congratulations Eleanor! 💍👩‍❤️‍👩 

The celebrations continued at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal’s Premier League title challenge seemed to be back on by thrashing a struggling Crystal Palace side 5-0. 

The boys' fight at the top had lost some it’s oomph towards the end of last year as we had lost three of our past five Premier League games.  

But, after heading off to Dubai for a week-long winter break and a bit of vitamin D, Arteta's side returned reinvigorated as a Gabriel header, Dean Henderson own goal, Leandro Trossard finish, and two late Gabriel Martinelli strikes sealed all three points.  

The first two goals came from corners, with the opener coming in the 11th minute when Gabriel nodded in before the defender's header from another set-piece struck Crystal Palace goalkeeper Henderson to deflect into the back of the net. Haha. Thems the breaks buddy. 

The visitors offered little in response. 

Instead Arsenal added to their lead in the second half when Trossard was sent one-on-one with the goalkeeper and kept his cool to finish confidently.  With Palace already well beaten, Martinelli added further sheen to the win with two goals in injury time, both swept into the far corner.  

The win moves Arsenal up to third, two points behind leaders Liverpool but having played a game more than Jurgen Klopp's side. Crystal Palace, meanwhile, remain in a miserable 14th in the table.

Gabriel (11'minutes), 
Henderson (37'minutes og), 
Trossard (59'minutes), 
Martinelli (90'+4minutes, 90'+5minutes) 

Rice (11'minutes), 
Gabriel Jesus (59'minutes), 
Nketiah (90'+4minutes), 
Jorginho (90'+5minutes)


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