Arsenal end winless run with thumping victory over Crystal Palace
Arsenal ended a five-game winless streak in all competitions by thrashing London rivals Crystal Palace 4-1 with 4 objectives inside the primary 22 minutes within the Premier League on Saturday. Goals from Nacho Monreal, Alex Iwobi, Laurent Koscielny and Alexandre Lacazette left Palace reeling and lifted the spirits amongst followers and players alike at The Emirates.
Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez, who’s extensively anticipated to signal for Manchester United quickly, was disregarded of Arsenal’s squad however the group didn’t seem to overlook his companies. The win leaves the Gunners in sixth place, two factors behind rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who go to Southampton on Sunday.
They took the lead within the sixth minute when Monreal headed in from a Granit Xhaka nook and then turned supplier for objectives by Iwobi within the 10th and Koscielny three minutes later.
French striker Lacazette quickly made it 4 for the house aspect, accumulating a intelligent back-heel from Mesut Ozil within the space earlier than turning to curve his strike previous keeper Wayne Hennessey. Palace had extra of the ball because the half progressed however struggled to place collectively any attacking strikes.
Visiting winger Wilfried Zaha regarded sharp and had one late shot on track however striker Christian Benteke gestured in frustration on the lack of service from his group mates.
Benteke got here near scoring on the hour as Palace raced up the sector on the break, solely to thump the ball straight at onrushing keeper Petr Cech.
Palace captain Luka Milivojevic scored within the 78th minute, chesting the ball down earlier than turning and shooing into the nook, however the outcome had lengthy been past doubt by then.