Arteta celebrates 10-man Arsenal win over Crystal Palace: 'We want to win and find a way'


Arteta celebrates 10-man Arsenal win over Crystal Palace: 'We want to win and find a way' Credit: None

In Monday night's Premier League encounter, Arsenal displayed resilience by securing a win against Crystal Palace, even after facing the disadvantage of playing with 10 men for nearly 30 minutes.

This came about following Takehiro Tomiyasu's second yellow card, marking the club's first red card in the league since May 2022.

The sole goal of the match was confidently converted by Martin Odegaard from the penalty spot, ensuring the crucial three points for the Gunners despite the numerical challenge.

Mikel Arteta, the Arsenal manager, shared his emotions with after the match.

“I’m so happy to win, always very happy to win, but very happy in the way we won with 11 players and 10 players."

Arteta further emphasized the critical role played by the substitutes, praising them for their game-changing contributions.

“The contributions from the players on the bench and the way they changed the game straight away when they came on."

"It doesn’t matter the circumstances, it doesn’t matter the decisions, we keep going. We want to win and find a way to win it."

Midfielder Declan Rice was not short of praise for his teammates' collective efforts.

Again speaking to, Rice said, “Before the game we knew how big coming to Selhurst Park is."

He highlighted the team's control and dominance before the red card and commended the team's ability to hold onto the lead.

"We needed to keep the momentum going, up until when we went down to 10 men we were in complete control, dominated the game, passed the ball so well, and should’ve been two-up in the first half.

"To score in the second half was really nice and then to hold on with the resilience we showed was perfect.

“If you looked on the pitch, everyone is driving each other. We went into a back three, and the lads didn’t stop talking, Jorgi came on and he was brilliant, he kept pushing and demanding. It’s about seeing the game out. 

“They suck the goals in behind the goal here, and they’re a full force when they’re at it so to nullify them and not let them score tonight on their first home game of the season was a big plus.”

This marks Arsenal's second consecutive win in the season, which sees them maintain their 100% record along with Brighton and Manchester City.