Mikel Arteta brought up a half-century of league wins as Arsenal manager on Friday night as the Gunners got their season off to a flyer with a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
The north Londoners dominated the opening stages at Selhurst Park and should have gone ahead inside three minutes, only for Gabriel Martinelli to blast wide.
The Brazilian made amends 20 minutes later when he powered home Oleksandr Zinchenko's cross before Bukayo Saka's cross-cum-shot was deflected in by Palace defender Marc Guehi with around 10 minutes remaining.
Not only was it an important three points for the Gunners, but it also brought up 50 Premier League victories in just 98 matches for Arteta - making him the second-quickest manager to do so, after Arsene Wenger. READ MORE: Win 2 tickets to watch England vs Germany in Nations League action at Wembley StadiumArteta has faced plenty of criticism since his appointment as Arsenal boss in December 2019.Read more on dailystar.co.uk