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Live Reporting

Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

  1. Thank you and goodnight

    Well, that was an entertaining start to the season.

    Arsenal leave Selhurst Park with three points, but Palace sure made them work for it.

    Join us again tomorrow for six further English top-flight games, starting with Fulham v Liverpool at 12:30 BST.

    For tonight, though, that's us done. Night everyone.

  2. 'They are really big additions'

    FT: Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

    Arsenal

    More from Mikel Arteta on BBC MOTD, on his new signings: "Wili (Saliba) was phenomenal - his relationship with Gabriel, his understanding with the back four, for him to play his first Premier League game away from home against Palace, really credit to the boy because he stood with a big presence and a lot of composure.

    "Both of them (Jesus and Zinchenko), the way we starte,d shows how hungry they are, the risks they take, the intiative they give in the game. They are really big additions for us.

    "That is something he (Zinchenko) gives, that ability and versatility - and it is something we don't have.

    The game he (Jesus) played right from the start is just a nightmare for defenders. He is electric, he never stops, he is always on your shoulder, he is ready to go with and without the ball and I am really pleased with his performance."

  3. 'Missed chances cost us the game'

    FT: Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira, speaking to Match of the Day: "I don't know if 2-0 is well deserved for Arsenal, both teams didn't really create a lot of chances.

    "The two goals we conceded were poor. And then for us, when we had that good moments, the momentum, we created two really good chances to get back into the game and we didn't take them, and that was the frustration today.

    "We knew how good this team were, we watched them play in pre-season and they play with a lot of confidence and quality in the team. You need to defend well as a team and we did it, especially better in the second half.

    "At the same time, those chances we didn't take cost us the game - in a really important time in the game. The one from Eze in the second half, we expect him to put it in the back of the back of the net, because we were all over them. If you score that, with the fans behind, the game will be different."

  4. 'The boys are really hungry'

    FT: Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

    Arsenal

    Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta, speaking to Match of the Day: "Coming out of this game with three points and with a really positive start, it is tough to come here.

    "We had some really good moments, especially in the first half, where we probably should have scored another one or two.

    "And I am really pleased as well because there are going to be moments here where the game becomes really physical, they are going to put you under pressure, and we managed to deal with that.

    "The team came here to play the way we wanted to play - we were dominant, we were a threat, we were really lively and sharp from the beginning. Then when we felt under pressure we coped with that with resilience.

    "I have had this feeling for the first few weeks since the boys started pre-season. They are ready, the look hungry, with that mentality that they really want to win.

    "Clean sheet in this league is crucial to win football matches. When you do that you have big chances to win football matches."

  5. 'The players are really tired'

    FT: Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen to Sky Sports: "There was a good intensity today. I’m tired and I know the rest of the players are really tired. It was a good first game of the season."

    A photo of Joachim Andersen
  6. 'We spoke about being in their faces'

    FT: Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen to Sky Sports: "We played better at the end of the first half and in the second half we were really good. We just need that killer instinct: we have to be aggressive to win games and we have to work on that. We spoke about being in their faces, being annoying, irritating them. We know we don’t like that. We played really well but didn’t get the reward."

    A photo of Joachim Andersen
  7. 'It was hard to come back from the first goal'

    FT: Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen to Sky Sports: "The second goal defines the match a little bit; it was hard to come back from there. For the first 20 or 30 minutes, we were behind them. It’s not possible that we concede these goals."

    A photo of Joachim Andersen
  8. 'I found Wilf and Jordan'

    FT: Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen on playing long passes to Sky Sports: "It’s something we spoke about: we know Arsenal shuffle a lot and switch sides, so it worked well. I found Wilf and Jordan a few times."

  9. 'Palace were excellent'

    FT: Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

    Jamie Carragher

    Former Liverpool defender on Sky Sports

    I don't think there's anything to worry about from a Crystal Palace point of view. They were excellent, really.

  10. 'We have to be positive'

    FT: Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira to Sky Sports: "I was really pleased with the fitness levels of the players; physically, we worked hard until the end. You have to run hard against those sorts of teams. We have to be positive because neither side created lots of chances. From the small chances you create, you have to score."

    A photo of Patrick Vieira
  11. 'We didn't score at key moments'

    FT: Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira to Sky Sports: "Football is about trying to score goals and we played against a good side. It’s really difficult to control the game against teams that have really good players. We had the ball, we had situations but we didn’t create very much. In the key moments, we didn’t score to lift the crowd and build momentum. That is something we have to work on."

  12. 'In this game, you get punished'

    FT: Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

    Crystal Palace

    Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira to Sky Sports: "We created two really good chances to score and we didn’t take them. In this game, you get punished really hard. Of course I’m disappointed because we could have scored, even if we didn’t create much."

    A photo of Patrick Vieira
  13. 'Gabriel Jesus has the fear facctor'

    FT: Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

    Arsenal

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta to Sky Sports: "One of the set-piece coaches created the routine for the first goal and we practised it yesterday. Gabriel Jesus has the fear factor: he is always on your shoulder, he’s never standing still, he’s always moving and he’s so sharp. He has the intuition to get the ball off you so it’s difficult for defenders."

    A photo of Mikel Arteta
  14. 'We have a few things going on'

    FT: Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

    Arsenal

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta on potential new signings to Sky Sports: "We are going to try. We have a few things going on now and if we get them it will be great - but for now, we have to work with the players we have."

  15. 'That's the resilience we need'

    FT: Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

    Arsenal

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta to Sky Sports: "You need the right balance because if you come short in terms of physicality in this game, you’re going to be exposed. To have players at the back of the right size is really important in these kinds of matches. That’s the resilience we need to win football matches and see them through. Aaron Ramsdale did incredibly well from the one-on-one and won the game for us."

  16. Brazil on the board

    FT: Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

    Gabriel Martinelli’s opener for Arsenal marked the first occasion the first goal of a Premier League campaign has been scored by a Brazilian.

    It is the fourth time the opener has been scored by a South American, after Faustino Asprilla in 1997-98 (Colombia), Carl Cort in 1999-00 (Guyana), and Luis Suárez in 2011-12 (Uruguay).

  17. 'We want to build a mentality'

    FT: Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

    Arsenal

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta to Sky Sports: "Saliba was superb tonight. The way we started the game and played in the first half hour was superb - we should have scored more. We had to play the game in ways we didn’t want to as it went on because Palace are able to do that to you. To win here, you need to suffer - we’ve done it and that’s part of the mentality we want to build, to come to places like this and win."

  18. 'There were things to improve'

    FT: Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal

    Arsenal

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta to Sky Sports: "The most important thing is to win the first match, to build confidence and momentum, and then you can talk about things we need to improve - there were quite a few today, to be honest."

    A photo of Mikel Arteta