He said: “It’s nice to have a good group of goalies willing to play”. It’s a pleasure to watch his passing.
Wenger made another change.
Defender Ward feels there are plenty of positives for the Eagles, who won at Norwich on the opening weekend and next host Aston Villa. Mathieu Debuchy came off the bench instead, per Harris.
Arsenal were looking fluid on the counter attack with Santi Cazorla restored to the central midfield role that he assumed so effectively last season.
Arsenal looked reassert their dominance before half-time, with Aaron Ramsey’s near-post flick forcing McCarthy into a smart save. Carragher says Cabaye can cause problems to Arsenal as to what the former Marseille midfielder did to the Emirates club.
“It [the West Ham defeat] happened early so you can re-group and concentrate on what is coming next”.
Arsenal however took charge of the game to regain the lead with the help of an own goal. Despite Palace’s rejuvinated intentions, Arsenal retook the lead on 54 minutes.
Giroud arched backwards before the 6ft 3in France striker dispatched a left-foot volley of the highest order into the bottom corner.
Arsenal sealed their first Premier League win of the season with a hard-fought victory over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Joel Ward equalized with a drilled shot inside the far post in the 28th. While Arsenal did pepper the penalty area with an array of passes, more often than not a desperate Palace defender would be in the way to deny the visitors. The score was now tied at 1 apiece, per Harris. We created good chances, but we could have executed better, especially in the first ten minutes. Wilfried Zaha sent a cross to Connor Wickham.
In the ensuing possession, Alexis passed the ball to Ramsey.
“After last week’s somewhat inept performance against the Hammers, the Gunners suddenly looked something like title contenders against Crystal Palace“.
“I was happy because I know the manager and I wanted to come back to the Premier League“. “We started the second half well, but they got a lucky goal and now we have to pick ourselves up”.
“You can not win the league without mental strength, so obviously we need that and I think we have got it in our squad, the team is fantastic, like our understanding between us together”.
“I’m very pleased with the three points”.
In a match that felt more National Basketball Association than BPL at times, Arsenal bested Palace in the derby-of-sorts at Selhurst Park. It has a 1-0-1 record for three points.
The 28-year-old accepts things must improve if they are to get a positive result at Crystal Palace on Sunday. It is in sixth because it has a lower goal difference (1) compared to Arsenal (-1).