Arsenal score an important victory before the break and are 8 points clear of Manchester City

The French, English (9 years at Arsenal!), Italian (Juventus, Inter), world and European champion was sacked as Crystal Palace head coach on Friday Patrick Viera. Palace last won on December 31, the team does not have a single win in the new year. Therefore, Vieira’s position was precarious. Interestingly, the French specialist was fired on St. Patrick’s Day.

Although Crystal are in 12th place with 27 points, there are 20 teams in the Premier League, but only three points separate Palace from the relegation zone. This is the density in the table.

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Well, Arsenal played their second consecutive home game after losing to Emirates on penalties in the Europa League round of 16 against Sporting Lisbon on Thursday. Everyone remembers the chic coup of the Portuguese Goncalves from the center of the field to the collar Ramsdale, who came out closer to the penalty area line. Sporting had no more chances to score – 1:1 in regular and extra time. But that was enough to get to the penalty shootout.

It’s clear that Mikel Artetta, like the whole team and its fans, would not refuse to win the Europa League. But the world title in England is more important. Now Arsenal can focus fully on the Premier League.

The Gunners immediately took the initiative, but the most dangerous moment came at the hosts’ gates in the 11th minute. Next “Crystal” Wilfrid Zaa almost scored: a shot from under the defender in the near corner hit the post.

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But in the first half the visitors didn’t have more chances. Arsenal were at Palace for half the time and turned that lead into two goals.

Martinelli shook a defender in the penalty area and shot into the far corner – 1:0. It was in the 28th minute. And at the end of the half, the hosts managed a long attack – accordingly Saka brought to the shock position and – 2:0.

And shortly after the start of the second half, the third goal was scored by Jaka. At this point the curtain can be lowered.

Arsenal took the three crucial points before the two-week break for international matches. Now there are eight points ahead of Manchester City, but on the team Joseph Guardiola one game less.

The position of the teams in the Premier League. 1. Arsenal – 69 points (28 games). 2. Manchester City – 61 (27). 3. Manchester United – 50 (26) …

English Premier League. 28th lap

Arsenal – Crystal Palace – 4:1 (2:0)

Goals: Martinelli, 28 (1:0), Saka, 43 (2:0), Xhaka, 55 (3:0), Schlupp, 63 (3:1), Saka, 74 (4:1).

“Arsenal”: Ramsdale, White, Gabriel (Kivior 86), Holding, Zinchenko (Tierney 65), Party, Odegaard, Xhaka, Saka, Martinelli (Smith-Row 83), Trossard (Jesus 65).

Judge: Stuart Atwell

March 18th. London. Emirates Stadium.


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