The two big-money signings enjoyed impressive individual outings in Austria but elsewhere there was sloppiness in Mikel Arteta’s ranks
Arsenal spent £70 million ($93m) to bring in Thomas Partey and Gabriel during the off-season and that is already looking like money well spent.

We saw the two big-money summer additions start for the first time for the Gunners on Thursday night and each produced a top-class display as Mikel Arteta’s side edged past Rapid Vienna to get their Europa League campaign off to a winning start.

Party was superb in the middle of the park, showing exactly why Arsenal opted to trigger his £45m ($60m) Atletico Madrid release clause in the final hours of the transfer window.

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