Arsenal 4-1 Crystal Palace: Saka scores twice as the Gunners take an eight-point lead

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

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

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

The visitors almost took a surprising lead as Wilfried Zaha saw his betting gun bounce back off the post early on, but Arsenal began to click into gear as the first half progressed and opened up a commanding lead thanks to strikes from Gabriel Martelli And Bukayo Saka.

Granit Xhaka made three shortly after the break, but Palace briefly threatened a comeback as Jeffrey Schlupp pulled one back and Zaha came close again. However, Saka stopped the match with a calm end to Kieran Tierney’s cut to keep Arsenal’s title fight firmly on track.

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Bukayo Saka found the net twice as Arsenal recorded a comfortable victory against Palace