Gabriel Martinelli scored Arsenal's opening goal
Gabriel Martinelli scored Arsenal's opening goal

Gabriel Martinelli stars as Arsenal beat Crystal Palace in season opener


Gabriel Martinelli helped fire Arsenal to the first three points of the Premier League season in their 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace.


Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

Infogol xG: 1.18-1.55

Fairness rating: 65.76


Martinelli headed home after 20 minutes as the Gunners made a promising start at Selhurst Park.

And while the hosts returned brighter after the break in a second half that saw few chances for either side, the wind was firmly taken out of their sails when Bukayo Saka’s cross deflected in off the head of Marc Guehi to put the game away.


What are Infogol fairness ratings?

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  • This is scaled from 0 to 100, where 100 represents those occasions where the process most closely mirrors the real scoreline and lower scores indicate a match where the scoreline is not fully reflected in the balance of chances created.

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