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Arsenal boss Arteta praises Saliba, Gabriel Jesus after defeating Everton

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was left pleased with their 2-0 preseason friendly win against Everton in Baltimore.

Gabriel Jesus and Bukayo Saka struck for the Gunners.

Arteta said, "It was good, two really different halves. I think the first half we were really good, really intense. We understood where the spaces were and the execution was really good. We were a threat all the time, we had a lot of bodies attacking. We were really direct, the counter press was top, I really liked that we conceded nothing. The second half we started a bit sloppy.

"We changed the formation and we had too many giveaways, it didn't give us control of the match. We last 20 minutes we changed again and I think we got control again. Overall the boys have done what they are doing in training. They are training really well, really high intensity in every session and you can see the way they play."

On Gabriel Jesus, he said: "He looks really sharp, really dynamic. (He's got) a really good understanding with his team-mates straight away. They are looking for him, he's generating chances, good connections around specific spaces we want to exploit with him especially, and yeah, we're really happy."

Arteta was also happy with William Saliba's performance.

He added: "He was really good. I think he played a really good game, he looked really composed, straight away from day one he looked completely focussed, he's evolved the way we wanted and today I think he had a great performance."

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