Last Updated on: 22nd August 2023, 12:36 pm
London, Uganda I Arsenal has broken its Monday night football curses after winning one-zero at Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace took control especially after Arsenal’s Japanese defender Takehiro Tomiyasu was sent off – in the 67th minute.
Besides the advantage, Crystal Palace could not afford a goal.
Until Monday, August 21, Arsenal Manager, Mikel Arteta had not won all his Monday night fixtures.
The club’s recording signing, Declan Rice won the man of the match for both Arsenal and the Premier League. Like Rice, William Saliba showcased a solid displace, stopping potential threats at Aaron Ramsdale’s net.
Arsenal sits third on the table, behind Manchester City and Brighton with many games yet to be played.
In his post-match presser, Mikel said of the win. “I loved it, absolutely loved it. It’s a really difficult place to come to. We played how we wanted to play 11 against 11, we dominated the game, we created enough chances, we missed two very, very huge chances that normally we put away, but we never gave up.
“We continued the way we wanted to continue. Eddie earned us the right to go ahead with his action, we scored the penalty and then we had to play half an hour with 10 men, which is obviously a conflict that we didn’t prepare.
“We had to adapt and I think the players worked fantastically because I don’t think we gave anything away. The subs were great, the way they came out, the concentration, the focus on how they helped the team and changed the team’s momentum in many occasions of the game, so I’m really happy,” he said.
With match week two (MW2) done, Arsenal will host Fulham on Saturday at the Emirates Stadium hoping to continue with their good start to the 2023/2024 campaign.
Comments by Arsenal’s Manager were picked from the Club’s official website.