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Arsenal Thrash Crystal Palace 5-0 to Get Title Charge Back on Track

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Jan 20, 2024

Arsenal returned to winning ways in emphatic fashion with a stunning 5-0 home victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday. The dominant display puts Arsenal back on top of the Premier League table ahead of Manchester City’s game on Sunday.

Arsenal Blitz Palace Early On

Arsenal wasted no time asserting their dominance, taking the lead inside the opening 10 minutes through a well-worked goal from Leandro Trossard (source). Bukayo Saka’s pace and direct running caused problems for the Palace defence before he set up the Arsenal new boy to slot home.

Trossard turned provider for Arsenal’s second just before the half hour mark, with Eddie Nketiah finishing off another slick Gunners move to double their advantage (source).

Arsenal 2-0 Crystal Palace
Trossard 9′
Nketiah 28′

Arsenal were utterly dominant, starving a toothless Palace of possession and bombarding their goal (source). The scoreline didn’t flatter them as they held a staggering 73% of possession in the first half.

Set Pieces Inspire Second Half Blitz

If the score at the break was tough on Palace, things quickly went from bad to worse early in the second period. Arsenal’s recent set piece prowess was on full display as they grabbed a third from an early corner. Gabriel rose highest to power home a bullet header, sending the Emirates into raptures (source).

Palace offered next to no response, helpless against Arsenal’s relentless attacks. The Gunners’ fourth was another set piece special, with Gabriel again finding the net from a Saka corner 10 minutes later (source).

Arsenal 4-0 Crystal Palace
Trossard 9′
Nketiah 28′
Gabriel 52′
Gabriel 63′

To Palace’s dismay, Arsenal were not done yet. Two stunning counter attacks led to long range screamers from Martinelli which rounded off a five star attacking display from Arteta’s men (source).

Emphatic Response After Poor Run

The result provided the perfect response after Arsenal’s recent stutter, including a disappointing 1-0 loss away at Tottenham in their last league outing (source). Doubts over their title credentials have quickly been silenced with this five star showing.

Mikel Arteta was understandably delighted with his side’s performance, saying “I’m so pleased today because we really wanted to give our fans something special” (source).

Gabriel earned rave reviews for his commanding display at both ends of the pitch, with two goals from set pieces and a flawless defensive showing (source). His partnership with William Saliba continues to blossom.

Meanwhile, the result leaves Palace stranded in mid table after a fourth straight league loss. Manager Patrick Vieira will be alarmed by his side’s limp response today, though injuries have taken their toll (source).They face a stiff test to turn their form around with high flying Fulham their next opponents.

Title Race Twist Ahead of City Clash

With City facing a tricky trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool tomorrow, Arsenal have ramped up the pressure on the champions elect (source). Victory would send them eight points clear of Pep Guardiola’s side with 15 games remaining.

Today’s emphatic win reinforces Arsenal’s credentials as serious title challengers; it’s now eight wins from their last nine league outings. There’s a growing belief that this exciting young side can go all the way this season.

Gabriel Jesus is expected to return from injury next weekend when Arsenal travel to Leicester, further boosting their already formidable attack (source). With the forwards and midfield in top form and the defence coming together, Arsenal fans can be forgiven for dreaming that this might finally be their year.

Final Score
Arsenal 5-0 Crystal Palace
Trossard 9′
Nketiah 28′
Gabriel 52′
Gabriel 63′
Martinelli 79′
Martinelli 84′
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