Arteta hints at more signings after opening win

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Arsenal's debutants paved the mode for a 2-0 win astatine Crystal Palace connected the opening nighttime of the Premier League play connected Friday and manager Mikel Arteta said determination mightiness beryllium immoderate much caller faces coming successful earlier the extremity of the transportation window.

"There are a fewer things we person planned [in the transportation market], and if we tin bash them it would beryllium great," Arteta told Sky Sports aft his broadside got disconnected to the cleanable start.

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Gabriel Martinelli's first-half onslaught and a second-half ain extremity by Marc Guehi gave the visitors the 3 points but the caller signings played a large portion successful the victory.

Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus and Ukraine defender Oleksandr Zinchenko made their debuts aft arriving from Manchester City successful the adjacent season, with the erstwhile a changeless threat.

"[Jesus brings] the fearfulness origin -- helium is ever successful your shoulder, the shot is bouncing, that 50-50 ball, helium ever has that intuition, that quality to get the shot disconnected you.

"You're ne'er lasting [still], alternatively he's ever connected the move. He's ever acceptable to enactment and he's truthful sharp, truthful I deliberation for the defenders is hard to play against him."

Arteta aboriginal added successful his property league that helium believes his broadside present possesses a important constituent lacking from the squad past season.

"Last twelvemonth the deficiency we had successful the last third, it wasn't bully enough," helium said. "On a concern that we created, wherever those situations finished it was obscurity adjacent bully capable and adjacent the apical teams and we person to amended that. Still we person to bash that better. But you consciousness the menace successful the last 3rd that thing is going to hap and that we make fearfulness to the opponents."

Zinchenko's raids from near backmost were instrumental successful pinning Palace backmost successful the archetypal half, but it was the 21-year-old William Saliba who caught the oculus with his sure-footed defending successful tandem with Brazilian Gabriel Magalhaes.

"You request the close balance, the physicality successful this league is thing that you cannot travel up abbreviated on, due to the fact that if you bash you're going to beryllium exposed," Arteta said earlier adding immoderate praise for goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.

Palace had a accidental to equalise aft the interruption erstwhile Wilfried Zaha sliced unfastened the Arsenal defence but Ramsdale was disconnected his enactment rapidly to artifact Eberechi Eze's shot.

"That's the resilience that we request to triumph shot matches and to spot matches through, and we had immoderate moments wherever you request your goalkeeper," added Arteta.

"To beryllium honest, they had the biggest accidental successful the game, that one-against-one, and Aaron did incredibly good and helium won the crippled for us."

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