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Watch Arsenal's Gabriel Martinelli Score First Premier League Goal Of The 2022/23 Season

Arsenal forward Gabriel Martinelli scored the first Premier League goal of the 2022/23 season on Friday night.

The Brazil international found the net 20 minutes into Arsenal's 2-0 win at Crystal Palace when he nodded home from close range after Oleksandr Zinchenko had headed a Bukayo Saka corner kick into his path.

Gabriel Martinelli pictured (center) after scoring for Arsenal against Crystal Palace in the opening game of the 2022/23 Premier League season

Gabriel Martinelli pictured (center) after scoring for Arsenal against Crystal Palace in the opening game of the 2022/23 Premier League season

Arsenal were good value for their early lead after dominating the early exchanges at Selhurst Park.

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Martinelli almost scored as soon as the fourth minute but fired wide from seven yards after great work from countryman and namesake Gabriel Jesus.

Palace improved greatly after half-time and Aaron Ramsdale was the busier keeper.

But the Gunners put the game to bed late on when a fierce Bukayo Saka cross led to Marc Guehi scoring an own goal.

William Saliba was selected as the man of the match by Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher.

The 21-year-old, who was making his EPL debut three years after signing for Arsenal, scored 8/10 in our player ratings.