Arsenal lose to Patrick Vieira’s battalion by 3

The match was the second that Patrick Vieira‘s led as a coach against Arsenal, the last of his career, after he was a legend for the team as a player.

Premier League

Crystal Palace’s goals were scored by Gian-Philippe Mateta, Jordan Ayew and Wilfried Zah a


The win raised Crystal Palace’s tally to 37 points in ninth place

While Arsenal’s balance stopped at 54 points in fifth place, with two matches postponed in its favour.

Mikel Arteta started the match with the trio of Emile Smith Rowe, Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka under the lone spearhead.

Crystal Palace scored the first goal in the 16th minute with a header from Mateta, who took advantage of confusion inside the Arsenal penalty area.

Jordan Ayew added the second goal in the 26th minute after a defensive mistake by Gabriel, so that Ayew singled out the goal and scored the second goal.

Aaron Ramsdale prevented the third goal after a powerful shot from Mateta in the 38th minute.

In the second half, Odegaard almost reduced the score with the first goal in the 66th minute with a shot from inside the penalty area, but his ball went wide.

And in the 72nd minute, Zaha added the third goal for Crystal Palace, from a penalty kick that he obtained himself.

Nikita almost scored an honorary goal for Arsenal, but his ball bounced off the crossbar in the 83rd minute.

Zaha’s goal set a record in the club’s history after reaching the tenth goal in the English Premier League this season.

Zaha became the first player in Crystal Palace history to score 10 goals in a single season for the team in the league on three occasions

Zaha managed to achieve this number before in the 2018/19 and 2020/2021 seasons.