Harris says it’s Giroud’s third goal in his last five games against Crystal Palace.
Former Ireland defender Damien Delaney put through his own goal ten minutes into the second half to hand Arsenal a 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace in the Premier League at Selhurst Park on Sunday.
“He needed that [goal]”, Wenger told the club’s official website.
“We started really well, had a couple of great chances in the first 10 minutes and could have scored earlier“.
‘We had some very good moments in the game and going forward we were magnificent.
Palace made a vibrant start to the second half and went agonisingly close to taking the lead three minutes in as Wickham crashed an effort off the post from Wilfried Zaha’s cross.
“We want more control this year of games and that will be something that will be interesting for our fans and for the media to see – whether we can wrestle control from teams like Arsenal“.
But a miserable debut from Petr Cech, the veteran goalkeeper signed from Chelsea and hailed as the last piece in Wenger’s title jigsaw, and lacklustre displays from the majority of his new team-mates, allowed West Ham to shatter the optimism surrounding the Gunners.
Arsenal eventually took the lead 16th minute, when Mesut Ozil picked out Olivier Giroud in the box with a fine cross and the french striker acrobatically fired home into the bottom corner. After we got the second goal, we fought well.
“I’m sure they will beat many strong teams here and to get the three is already a little bit of a turning point in the Premier League for us”.
“I felt that he was not fortunate”, Wenger said. #AFCpic.twitter.com/F3vR5p6erw – Aaron Ramsey (@aaronramsey) August 16, 2015Great to get on the score sheet today although gutted about the result, atmosphere was incredible #cpfc we go again next week.
“He then makes the foul and he’s (should be) off at that point”.
Debuchy didn’t have the best of games last time around but for someone who’s been out for such a long time, he had a decent game.
Wenger eventually substituted the midfielder but the Frenchman insists Mason made the right decision not to send his player off.