Good morning Arsenal fans
Arsenal held out to clinch a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the Premier League season opener.
Gunners star Gabriel Martinelli missed a sitter early on but redeemed himself by scoring 20 minutes in.
The Gunners doubled their lead late on due to a blooper by Palace ace Marc Guehi who scored an own goal.
Gabriel Jesus didn’t manage to hit the net, although fellow new signing Oleksandr Zinchenko was involved in the build-up for Martinelli’s winning strike.
Some things never change and Gunners bad boy Granit Xhaka was handed the first yellow card of the season for a blatant dive in the first period.
Off the pitch, Arsenal have received a huge boost in their pursuit of Leicester City ace Youri Tielemans.
That’s because the Foxes are lining up a move for his replacement, reports claim.
The Foxes have identified Lyon ace Houssem Aouar as the man to fill Tielemans’ shoes at the King Power Stadium, Foot Mercato report.
And if their swoop for Aouar is successful, Tielemans could be given the green light to join the Gunners.
Elsewhere, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko will make Arsenal are dangerous team next season.
The prediction was delivered by the pair’s former Man City team-mate Ilkay Gundogan.
He said: “Both [are] great players and characters.
“Great signings for Arsenal who will make them even more dangerous next season.
“Especially Gabi [Jesus] has shown that already in his first games.”
Finally, Arsenal will mount a title challenge along with Man City and Chelsea, according to Sergio Aguero.
He predicted via the Daily Mail: “My candidates are Manchester City, which I think can repeat (their title success of last year), Liverpool, Chelsea, and I add Arsenal, which has strengthened very well and has had great games in the pre-season.
“Everything will be very even, as it has been happening, but we will have to be attentive to Arsenal’s performance, which has put together a great project with the help of Arteta.
“I think that this year they will give people something to talk about.”