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​Crystal Palace striker Benteke overjoyed with Arsenal goal

Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke is delighted at breaking his goal scoring duck.

The Palace attacker got his first goal in nearly one year, helping his side to a hugely impressive 3-2 away win at Arsenal at the weekend.

And Benteke is just happy to be back and among the goals again.

He said to reporters: "I'm really happy and really pleased to get back on the scoresheet. It's been a tough, tough year for me, first with injury then with having to wait my turn.

"I'm happy about my performance (at Arsenal) because it's not just the goal – we work really hard, myself and Wilf up front.

"We know how hard it is to play against Arsenal, especially when they play at home, so we can be really pleased.

"I'm not someone who shows emotion, but inside I was really, really happy with myself. I will just keep doing the same that I've been doing before when I've been scoring and in form.

"I know that when I'm in form, when I'm 100 per cent fit, I know what I'm capable of doing.

"It feels good when you play this kind of game, especially against the big teams. We're not just talking about relegation anymore because we know we're much better than that."

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