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Arteta, Arsenal prepared for Palace opener

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes new signings Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko will provide a winning mentality previously missing from his squad.

Arteta spent around PS75million ($A131m) to land Brazilian forward Jesus and Ukrainian defender Zinchenko from champions Manchester City this summer.

The Spaniard is set to hand both players their Premier League debuts in the opener at Crystal Palace on Friday evening.

“Those players have been inspired by top players, top professionals, ruthless winners for many years,” Arteta said.

“They were looking at them, and now it’s their turn to do the same and inspire those younger players that we have in our squad to do the same and to show them what it takes to win, and the level of detail, hunger and dedication that you need to keep winning.”

Jesus is already revelling in the central striker’s role, with the 25-year-old scoring seven goals…



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