Arsenal secured a determined 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace in their second Premier League match of the season. The win extended Arsenal’s unbeaten record and marked only the second time a visiting team had managed to take three points from Selhurst Park since January.
Despite a closely contested first half, Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah narrowly missed opportunities to score. The breakthrough came in the second half when Nketiah won a penalty, leading to Martin Ødegaard confidently converting and securing his first goal of the season.
Following the goal, Arsenal faced a setback as Takehiro Tomiyasu received two yellow cards in a seven-minute span, resulting in a red card and leaving them with 10 players.
Despite this, Crystal Palace struggled to capitalize on their numerical advantage and failed to create significant scoring opportunities. Arsenal held onto their slim lead, with Eberechi Eze posing the most threat for the home side but failing to spark an Eagles’ comeback. Ultimately, Mikel Arteta’s team managed to secure the win and maintain their strong start to the season.