Arsenal secured a thumping 4-1 win over Crystal Palace after three goals in the opening twelve minutes.
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Match: Arsenal v Crystal Palace
Stadium: Emirates Stadium
Kick-Off (GMT): Sat 20 Jan 15:00
If this is the first match of the post-Alexis Sanchez era at Arsenal then it got off to a good start.
Arsenal secured their first Premier League win of 2018 with a resounding 4-1 win over Crystal Palace at the Emirates.
The Gunners were given the best start possible with an incredible three goals in the opening 13 minutes.
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Nacho Monreal, Alex Iwobi and Laurent Koscielny all got in on the action before Alexandre Lacazette added a fourth inside 23 minutes.
The Gunners were content to sit back after that and with the points secured, invited some pressure from their opponents.
Palace eventually found their way onto the scoresheet late on when midfielder Luka Milivojevic controlled the ball on his chest before hooking it into the far corner of Petr Cech’s net to make it 4-1.
That’s how things stayed as Arsenal secured a vital win.