Mikel Arteta stated his Arsenal aspect look “hungry” after getting their marketing campaign off to the proper begin with victory over Crystal Palace in an entertaining 2022-23 Premier League curtain-raiser at Selhurst Park.
The Gunners maintained their spectacular pre-season kind with an lively efficiency that was rewarded when Gabriel Martinelli nodded in a Twentieth-minute opener from new signing Oleksandr Zinchenko’s headed help.
It took Palace many of the first half to adapt to the guests’ tempo, however as soon as they did Odsonne Edouard compelled Aaron Ramsdale right into a save after Joachim Andersen’s header discovered him within the six-yard field.
Buoyed by a vibrant residence crowd, the Eagles poured ahead searching for a leveller but it surely was Arsenal who discovered the online once more, Marc Guehi inadvertently heading Bukayo Saka’s fierce cross into his personal aim late on.
“I’ve had this sense for the primary few weeks because the boys began pre-season. They’re prepared, they appear hungry, with that mentality that they actually need to win,” Arteta instructed Match of the Day.
“The workforce got here right here to play the way in which we needed to play – we have been dominant, we have been a menace, we have been actually full of life and sharp from the start. Then once we felt beneath stress we coped with that with resilience.”