Another Premier League weekend and another impressive Arsenal performance as Mikel Arteta watched his young side made it three wins from three at the start of the Premier League season with a dominant 3-0 win over Bournemouth.
Two goals from Martin Odegaard inside the opening 11 minutes set the Gunners on their way before William Saliba scored his first goal for the club with a fine effort from the edge of the area to seal the three points.
While talisman Gabriel Jesus maintained did not get on the scoresheet, it was his work that led to Odegaard’s first goal and he then then added an assist for the second goal.
With upcoming matches against Fulham and Aston Villa at the Emirates, the Gunners will be expected to continue this winning run into the tougher fixtures in October.
It was not wonder that Arteta was all smiles after the game, saying this about his sides performance:
I am very happy. It’s really difficult to come here and win 3-0. So credit to the boys, the way we played, especially the way we started the game and continued to play. It’s not easy and we have a good example when they played Aston Villa how different the game was and how different the game became in some parts of the second half as well. At the same time, we have to look at ourselves and in many areas we can still get much better.
Areta was also asked about what Gabriel Jesus has brought to the group and he answered:
New confidence, a new spark and that winning mentality that he has and the way he competes for every ball and the way he transmits his energy and his quality to the rest of the team, and you could see that again today. He was involved in the goals, he didn’t score, but he had a goal disallowed, but he was involved in the action.
Yes [he will keep people grounded], because he knows how hard it is to win in football, how much you have to put into it. He knows he’s still young, but he has experienced it and I think he is a really good role model for the rest of the boys.