On a crisp evening in London, Arsenal showcased their dominance as they cruised past Crystal Palace to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table. With an eight-point advantage, Mikel Arteta’s men are well on their way to securing their first league title in 19 years.
The Gunners started brightly and quickly established control of the match. Their attacking prowess was on full display as they opened the scoring with a well-worked goal from Gabriel Martinelli. The Brazilian youngster showed great composure to finish past the Palace goalkeeper after a superb through-ball from Emile Smith Rowe.
Arsenal continued to push forward and were rewarded with a second goal before the break. Bukayo Saka, who was a constant threat throughout the match, doubled the lead with a stunning solo effort. The England international picked up the ball just inside the Palace half, beat two defenders and calmly slotted the ball into the bottom corner.
Despite the Gunners’ dominance, Palace managed to pull one back through Jeffrey Schlupp’s goal early in the second half. However, any hopes of a comeback were short-lived as Granit Xhaka restored Arsenal’s two-goal lead with a powerful strike from outside the box.
Saka then put the game to bed with his second goal of the night, capping off an excellent individual performance. The 19-year-old received the ball on the left-hand side of the box, cut inside onto his right foot and curled a shot past the helpless goalkeeper.
Although it’s still early in the season, Arsenal’s impressive form has put them in a commanding position at the top of the table. With their attacking flair, solid defence and a talented squad, it’s hard to see any team stopping them from winning the league.
While there is still work to be done, the Gunners are inching closer to their first league title in almost two decades.