Gunners Recover from a Ghastly Start
After a mortifying season opener, Arsenal have righted the ship.
Arsenal edged a tricky Crystal Palace side 2-1 to grab the glory.
Arsène Wenger's crew is that rare breed who plays football with elegance. Clearly the punters didn't hesitate to check their box, but whenver a guner and eagle clash, the eagle doesn't go down easily. If at all.
Ask a GoPro drone:
The game's beauty was defined by the Gunners’ first goal, compliments of Olivier Giroud:
It's hard to score like that in Fifa 15, let alone in a real soccer game.
Arsenal hadn't finished celebrating that spectacular goal when the Eagles' Joel Ward retaliated:
If Arsenal can hit it high, the Eagles can hit it low.
Grace and elegance can only go so far, though. Sometimes, you've just gotta get the ricochets:
To be fair, defenders are taught to slide the ball away from the penalty area.
But in the end, fair has little to do with anything.