The 2022/23 Premier League is underway and Arsenal managed to start it in the perfect way by getting three points against Crystal Palace on Friday Night Football. Naturally, many could argue that it was far from a classic or the best performance, but it provided three points and that is all that matters at the moment.

LONDON, ENGLAND: Oleksandr Zinchenko of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on August 05, 2022. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND: Oleksandr Zinchenko of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on August 05, 2022. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Indeed, it was a beginning that was a whole lot better than the one that we had experienced last season where we were beaten at Brentford, however this time felt a little different as many would have felt confident about the Gunners’ chances this time around, especially with some of the acquisitions that the club has been able to make so far; even if there are a number of players that still need to be offloaded.

Of course, it can be difficult to know exactly how certain players will work out, with it perhaps comparable to playing a game of online roulette at Ignition Casino as the outcome of whether they will provide the desired impact or effect is completely unpredictable and rather random on each occasion. Nonetheless, if preseason was anything to go by, there would be many that will feel everything will work out as it should.

Notwithstanding, though, we have decided to take a look at each signing and try to provide an overview of what to expect from the signings made, while also taking into account their debut performances against Crystal Palace on Friday night. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at each of those new to the Emirates Stadium…

Gabriel Jesus

Many eyes will have been fixed on Gabriel Jesus as he starts life leading the line for Arsenal. The Brazilian had an incredible preseason, highlighting why the club felt he was the right man to come in and provide the firepower needed.

Admittedly, the game against Palace was not his best – nor was it Arsenal’s – but he should only be able to get better with more games under his belt. He already has a wealth of experience in the league and knows how to win the Premier League having done so multiple times with Manchester City. Expect goals and plenty of them as the season progresses, as well as breaking the No. 9 curse.

Oleksandr Zinchenko

Another former Manchester City man who knows a thing or two about winning the league is Oleksandr Zinchenko. Fans will have been pleased with his debut for the club as he managed to assist in the goal that was scored by Gabriel Martinelli in the first half as he headed the ball back across the box.

He should provide the Gunners with plenty of attacking threat from the left-hand side of the pitch, while he should also be able to provide some strength in regard to the defence, too. Of course, we could see him in a different position in the future once Kieran Tierney is back to full fitness, but we should be able to expect a lot from the Ukrainian moving forward and it is pleasing that he is already having an immediate impact.

William Saliba

While technically not a new player for Arsenal, William Saliba will feel like one as he finally gets a chance to show everyone why the club splashed out a figure thought to be around £27 million in 2019. We have seen him a little in the past in friendly matches, but he has never turned out in a competitive fixture until now for the club.

And, it appears the wait has been worth it in many regards as he provided another astute performance while accompanying Gabriel at the back. He was solid and was named man of the match in his very first outing.

If he can continue to provide performances of that level throughout the course of the campaign, then we could have someone very special on our hands!

Final Thoughts

While there have been other signings to have been made this summer, the three mentioned above – as well as perhaps Fabio Vieira – are likely to be the main men to get the most opportunities under Mikel Arteta this season.

With three of them having already made their debuts for the club and having looked rather impressive at various stages, perhaps the future is really bright for each of them and just maybe, Arsenal have managed to get their recruitment right this summer.

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