Arsenal 4-1 Crystal Palace: Saka scores twice as the Gunners go eight points clear

Arsenal 4-1 Crystal Palace: Bukayo Saka scores twice with Gabriel Martinelli and Granit Xhaka also on the scoreboard as the Gunners move eight points clear at the top of the Premier League

  • Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka found the net in the first half for Arsenal
  • Granit Xhaka and Saka scored after half time to help Arsenal to victory
  • Jeffrey Schlupp scored a consolation goal for the coachless visitors

Arsenal stretched their lead at the top of the table to eight points after beating Crystal Palace 4-1 at the Emirates on Sunday.

The visitors almost took a surprising lead when Wilfried Zaha saw his effort come back from the post early on, but Arsenal began to get going as the first half wore on and opened up a commanding lead thanks to goals from Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka.

Granit Xhaka made three shortly after half time, but Palace briefly threatened a comeback when Jeffrey Schlupp pulled one back and then Zaha came close again. However, Saka ended the game with a cool finish from Kieran Tierney’s cutback to keep Arsenal’s title fight firmly on track.

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