Arsenal started off 2017 on the right foot with a 2-0 home win over Crystal Palace, keeping the club in 3rd place of the Premier League and nine points behind first-place Chelsea.

It was a comfortable win for the hosts, with Olivier Giroud starting his year off with a goal that will most certainly go down as one of the best in club history, and Alex Iwobi adding a scrappy second goal to seal the three points on New Years’ Day.

There were a few good chances for the visiting side, but the likes of Gabriel, Laurent Koscielny, Mohamed Elneny kept things rather clear in front of Petr Cech’s goal for the majority of the 90 minutes.

By starting the year off with what will most likely be considered the best goal of 2017, Arsenal can start fresh and focus on the upcoming fixtures in the competitions they will feature in rather than regretting past fixtures that ended in dropped points.

Well, here are the three stars of the match after the decisive performance from the Gunners.

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