Arsenal vs Crystal Palace
Arsenal Crystal Palace
Arsenal scored a flurry of early goals to flatten Crystal Palace 4-1 at the Emirates on Saturday afternoon. Arsenal 4 Crystal Palace 1 Monreal heads in opener Iwobi adds second Koscielny taps in third Lacazette ends goal-drought Milivojevic grabs consolation for Palace
Arsenal looked slightly nervous with their early touches but settled down after Nacho Monreal opened the scoring. Mesut Ozil swung in a corner in the third that the Spaniard met after losing his marker to head home.
It was only minutes when Arsenal managed to score a second as Wilfried Zaha left Monreal to swing a low cross into the box, and he found Alex Iwobi, who turned and finished past Wayne Hennesey.
Arsenal added a third in the 13th as Monreal was again picked out by Ozil, this time bringing the ball down into the path of Laurent Koscielny who tapped into the net.
Alexandre Lacazette then managed to break his goal drought in the 21st minute as Ozil played a one-two with Jack Wilshere and slipped the ball to Lacazette who fired a goal into the net to all but seal an Arsenal win.
Crystal Palace grabbed a late consolation goal after Luka Milivojevic received the ball from a corner and managed to chest the ball and volley into the bottom corner.