The first match of the Super Sunday is over as Arsenal defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park.
Arsenal started their Premier League campaign last week against West Ham United with a shocking 2-0 defeat which Arsene Wenger would have wanted to make up for in this match.
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace started their season with a 3-1 win over newly promoted Norwich City and was full on confidence before facing the Gunners.
Alan Pardew will be happy with his men after they put a brave display against mighty Gunners, despite the defeat.
Arsenal started the match in 4-2-3-1 formation with Alexis Sanchez starting for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from last weekend.
Palace started in a 4-5-1 formation with new signing Connor Wickham upfront.
Crystal Palace starting XI:
McCarthy; Ward, Dann Delaney, Souare; Zaha, McArthur, Cabaye, Puncheon, Bolasie; Wickham.
Crystal Palace substitutes:
Hennessey, Mariappa, Jedinak, Mutch, Lee, Bamford, Murray
Arsenal starting XI:
Petr Cech; Bellerin, Per Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Ramsey, Cazorla, Ozil, Alexis, Giroud
Ospina, Debuchy, Gibbs, Gabriel, Arteta, Walcott, Chamberlain
Arsenal took the lead thanks to Olivier Giroud’s 16 minute strike. The Frenchman finished with an acrobatic effort from a Mesut Ozil cross.
Crystal Palace pulled one back on 28 minutes from a brilliant drive from full back Joel Ward.
But Crystal Palace lost their key player Bolasie at half time due to a knock and replaced with Jordan Mutch.
Arsenal got the winning goal from Palace captain Delaney’s feet as he tried to defend a Alexis Sanchez header.
Palace fans would be disappointed with the referee as Francis Coquelin could have seen a second yellow on couple of occasions.