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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta hints at extra signings after debutants impress in season-opening win

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Arsenal‘s debutants paved the best way for a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on the opening evening of the Premier League season on Friday and coach Mikel Arteta mentioned there may be some extra new faces coming in earlier than the tip of the switch window.

“There are some things now we have deliberate [in the transfer market], and if we will do them it could be nice,” Arteta informed Sky Sports activities after his facet obtained off to the right begin.

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Gabriel Martinelli‘s first-half strike and a second-half personal objective by Marc Guehi gave the guests the three factors however the brand new signings performed an enormous half within the victory.

Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus and Ukraine defender Oleksandr Zinchenko made their debuts after arriving from Manchester Metropolis within the shut season, with the previous a continuing risk.

“[Jesus brings] the concern issue — he’s at all times in your shoulder, the ball is bouncing, that 50-50 ball, he at all times has that instinct, that potential to get the ball off you,” Arteta mentioned.

“You are by no means standing [still], as a substitute he is at all times on the transfer. He is at all times able to act and he is so sharp, so I believe for the defenders is troublesome to play towards him.”

Arteta later added in his press convention that he believes his facet now possesses a vital component missing from the group final season.

“Final yr the deficiency we had within the remaining third, it wasn’t adequate,” he mentioned. “On a scenario that we created, the place these conditions completed it was nowhere close to adequate and close to the highest groups and now we have to enhance that. Nonetheless now we have to try this higher. However you are feeling the risk within the remaining third that one thing goes to occur and that we create concern to the opponents.”

Zinchenko’s raids from left again have been instrumental in pinning Palace again within the first half, however it was the 21-year-old William Saliba who caught the attention together with his sure-footed defending in tandem with Brazilian Gabriel Magalhaes.

“You want the appropriate stability, the physicality on this league is one thing that you just can’t come up brief on, as a result of when you do you are going to be uncovered,” Arteta mentioned earlier than including some reward for goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

Palace had an opportunity to equalise after the break when Wilfried Zaha sliced open the Arsenal defence however Ramsdale was off his line rapidly to dam Eberechi Eze‘s shot.

“That is the resilience that we have to win soccer matches and to see matches by, and we had some moments the place you want your goalkeeper,” added Arteta.

“To be sincere, that they had the most important probability within the sport, that one-against-one, and Aaron did extremely nicely and he gained the sport for us.”

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