“The game changed on two incidents”, he said.
Arsenal’s advantage was restored 10 minutes into the second half as Delaney diverted Alexis Sanchez’s header beyond Alex McCarthy.
The Gunners opened their Premier League account with a nervy win against Alan Pardew’s men, a much needed morale boost ahead of Monday’s home game against Liverpool.
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Courtois is serving his one-match ban due to his straight red card last week, and will be replaced in goal by Asmir Begovich in his first start since joining the club.
Likely Crystal Palace goal scorer or assist provided would be the strong and hardworking Bolasie.
According to Chris Harris of Arsenal.com, Wenger started Alexis Sanchez instead of Axel Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Crystal Palace’s Joel Ward, centre, celebrates after scoring a goal… A great goal from Giroud as he met a Mesut Özil cross with an acrobatic volley that found the bottom corner of the net. “Everyone in the stadium knew he should have gone”.
But Arsenal went back in front on 55 minutes after Hector Bellerin’s deep cross from the right was headed down by the tiny Sanchez and the ball ricocheted in off Damien Delaney.
The goal was against the run of play as the Gunners appeared to have gained a stranglehold on the game as they were looking to double their lead.
In the dying minutes from a Palace corner, Ward headed the ball straight into the hands of Cech. If the previous Sunday, when Ozil struggled to out-manouevre Reece Oxford, showed how frustrating he can be, then Selhurst Park one week later was the opposite. Lee Mason spoke to him to the dismay of the fans, who felt he should have walked.
Both the teams had flurry of chances in the dying embers of the game, but lacked finishing. The side from London will hope to get a key three points on the road to stay unbeaten on the season.
7′ – GOAL LINE CLEARANCE: Arsenal break quickly up the field and Giroud feeds Sanchez.
“I think the performance we put in today (Sunday) we deserved more, especially with the chances we created which we could have done more with”. For a striker it’s always nice to score, early in the game, and then you can play with freedom and take more risks.
Ramsey said at the end of last season that he wanted to be given the opportunity to impress in a central role, however he failed alongside Francis Coquelin to shine in the season opener against West Ham, leading Wenger to bring Cazorla into the middle instead. “When they came back to 1-1 it was a mental test to see how we would respond to the defeat [to West Ham] last week”.