The Gunners were disappointed with last season’s eighth-place finish but were encouraged by the momentum built up at the end of last term and this one’s start.
Before returning to Wembley to defeat Liverpool in the Community Shield, Mikel Arteta led the side to victory over Manchester City and Chelsea to lift the FA Cup.
In preparation for the new campaign, apart from the Community Shield, Arsenal played friends against MK Dons and Aston Villa. This has helped integrate into the club with new signings including William Saliba and Willian.
The debutants of Arsenal impressed as they kicked off their season in the Premier League with a comfortable 3-0 victory over newly promoted Fulham.
Willian finished his first match with three assists since moving across London from Chelsea, while Gabriel headed home Arsenal’s second to launch his own Gunners career in an ideal fashion
Fulham’s return to top flight got off to a good start when Alexandre Lacazette capitalized in the eighth minute on a loose ball to give the Gunners a promising start to the new season
Gabriel’s header tightened Arsenal’s hold on the game after half-time and was immediately followed by a curled strike by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang that secured all three points