Arsenal supervisor Mikel Arteta mentioned he was blissful to get the primary win on the board after what proved to be a difficult match.
“Sure, actually happy to be successful. Three factors, a clear sheet, in opposition to a very troublesome opponent and a very robust place,” he instructed reporters after the match.
“We confirmed nice resilience to get by means of them, and it’s actually constructive the best way we began.
“We began actually sharp, actually cell, actually decided to play the best way we needed to play. Total, constructive.”
The Arsenal group had come underneath elevated scrutiny with the season-opener in the identical week as the discharge of the Amazon docuseries “All or Nothing” which documented the facet’s earlier marketing campaign.
However the guests didn’t look phased because the host of younger stars began the match in sensible type.
New signings impress
New signing Gabriel Jesus seemed electrical at occasions and gave Arsenal added depth within the ultimate third, whereas 21-year-old defender William Saliba was spectacular in what was his first league look for the Gunners. Saliba beforehand hung out away from the membership on mortgage.
There was additionally a debut for Ukrainian captain Oleksandr Zinchenko, who made the swap to the Emirates after leaving Manchester Metropolis.
The defender gave his new facet some added composure and was readily available to supply the help for Martinelli’s header after a well-worked nook.
Whereas Arsenal’s efficiency seemed just a little ragged at occasions within the second-half, it was a constructive begin to the marketing campaign that comes with a number of expectation connected.
Followers might be demanding a top-four end after what appears to be like to be a powerful switch window and spectacular pre-season.
League video games have began every week sooner than typical this yr as a result of males’s World Cup being performed mid-way by means of the season and followers might be excited for a full set of fixtures over the weekend.