Arsenal 5-0 Crystal Palace: 3 talking points as goalscoring woes fixed?

  • Arsenal hammered Crystal Palace 5-0 as Mikel Arteta's team got its groove back at the Emirates Stadium

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Arsenal halted their three-game losing streak with a 5-0 thumping of Crystal Palace at the Emirates.

We built this game up as a must-win this week, and Arsenal must've taken notice, hammering Crystal Palace 5-0 to get that good vibe feeling back at the Emirates.

While the first half won't live long in the memory, a Gabriel header and then a Dean Henderson own goal gave the Gunners a 2-0 half-time lead.

In the second half, Leandro Trossard was on the end of a sweeping counterattack and beautifully slotted home, before two late Gabriel Martinelli goals put the cherry on top of a good afternoon's work for Mikel Arteta's side.

3 talking points from Arsenal's 5-0 thumping of Crystal Palace

The game provided plenty of talking points; here they are.

1. Goalscoring woes fixed?

Given that Arsenal slammed home five goals, on face value that seems credible, but from 21 shots, just six were on target.

Still, scoring five goals from six shots on target is the kind of efficiency fans have craved for weeks, so it is more about the team getting confidence in front of goal that is going to be most benefiticial.

There can't be too much to complain about up top for the Gunners, as five goals in any game is a job well done. They just have to build on it now.

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