We got the pride for our young gunns. With the season opener we hoped for, I’ll give it to Arteta with a profound starting lineup including debutants star crossed with the fanbase. I can neither stress it enough that Saliba is a beast, nor can I emphasize how Zinchenko is bound to change the narrative for the left back position for most of the premier league clubs. With still a lot more to come in a long season ahead, crisscrossed with the Qatar World Cup, the big lad- William Saliba is proving to be ready for the tasks ahead.
Having played against this side- Palace severally during his Citizen years, there was only one foreseen outcome for this fixture. A win for the gunners and an assist for the PL gunner debutant saw the new lad get a perfect start of his career at Arsenal.
Newly-signed striker from City has had a dream of a start at Arsenal during their pre-season tour and already causing havoc to defense lines in the Premier league. A team player, a hard worker and serial winner; his stay at Arsenal is proving to be a great one as he comfortably joins his international compatriots and having a good relationship with Mikel and technical director- Edu Gaspar. He will surely be looking forward to opening his account against Leicester City at the Emirates this coming weekend.
The midfield boss had it all cut out with a sublime performance. A reminisce of Patrice in his prime. Thomas no doubt had the day cut out for the opposition, making it difficult to penetrate his mid. With the clean sheet, it’s fair to say the lack of sabotage from the midfield gave the gunners a low base defensive prowess with the overworking Gabriel and Saliba at the back.
With a tumultuous start of his career at Arsenal, it now evident that the young Brazilian international is ready to make his mark this season after his opener at Selhurst Park contributed to the gunners first win of a long season. A fit Martinelli is a huge boost and to the gunners and a thorough threat to opponents.
Having yet to feature in any fixture due to a minor injury, he is now slowly getting back on his feet with recent photos showing him training this week. The former Porto midfielder is highly rated and talented to provide competition in Arsenal’s attacking mid and adds an immense quality depth to the attacking mid.